Good read: 70 years of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

We already posted a while ago on Maslow, but I’ve just learned from the BBC that his famous Hierarchy of Needs is turning 70 this month. They did a great piece on this theory with also the sad news it does has been debunked. But in whole it is definitely a mustread:

“Maslow’s friend, management guru Warren Bennis, believes the quality underlying all Maslow’s thinking was his striking optimism about human nature and society.

“Abe Maslow, a Jewish kid who really grew up poor, represented the American dream,” he says. “All of his psychology really had to do with possibility, not restraints. His metaphysics were all about the possibilities of change, the possibilities of the human being to really fit into the democratic mode.”

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