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Abraham Maslow

About

Maslov hierarchy of needs is well known as a fundamental principle of human psychology. Maslov also said: "It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail."

Books

  • Maslow on Management:
    In 1962, Maslow spent the summer at an electronics factory that was one of the first to try giving workers a say in organizing production. He watched and kept a journal. The book was republished with extensive commentaries as Maslow on Management in 1998. Some of Maslow on Management is, as Warren Bennis writes in the foreword, "hilariously innocent."
  • Motivation and Personality:
    Maslow expanded on the information he detailed originally in a paper on the hierarchy of human needs. This books explores human psychology from Maslow's look at successful people (where so many psychology books instead focus on those with abnormal [deficient] psychology to draw conclusions about human psychology).

Author Quotes

  • If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

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  • A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.

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  • All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.

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  • Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values.

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  • He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail.

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  • If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up.

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  • If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

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  • If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.

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  • The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.

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  • To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail.

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All quotes by Abraham Maslow

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