WMS people

Jeff Bezos

Princeton Phi Beta Kappa and former Montessori student Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994, initially operating the online book selling business out of his Bellevue, WA garage. Crediting his Montessori beginnings with his approach to business, Bezos describes developing ideas in new markets as similar to “planting seeds” or “going down blind alleys.”  Amazon’s executives learn and uncover opportunities as they go, with many dead ends but also sometimes a huge, broad avenue. Time Magazine named Bezos its “Person of the Year” in 1999. Clearly he is one of the many Montessori-educated thought leaders who has changed the way the world conducts business.