Google’s co-founders, Larry Page (left) and Sergey Brin.
I just finished reading the most interesting story about the founders of Google. They are about announce a shakeup in their company that will not impact us but will allow them to please investors. They are separating the profitable divisions from the experimental ones. The new company is called Alphabet.
You can read all about Larry Page and Sergey Brin in the CNET story I was referring to. However, the part that caught my attention the most was when both Page and Brin said they
“credit their outrageous success to education, but not in the way you might think. They insist the key was Montessori schooling, which relies on a method that emphasizes collaborative learning without tests and grades. Other notable Montessori alumni are Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, the NBA’s reigning MVP.”
That really surprised me. It’s not that I haven’t heard of the Montessori method before, but that they pointed to that experience as the foundation for their creative thinking.
It makes me wonder about how their minds work. We can all use a little of that.