"We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers."

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche    

The quote pyramid is based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. A theory in psychology, proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper A Theory of Human Motivation. We have translated Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, often portrayed in the shape of a pyramid, into a quote pyramid with the entrepreneurial and management skills needed to successfully run your organization. With the largest and most fundamental levels of skills at the top.

Understanding the strengths and weakness of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is important in the field of international business. Evaluating the different needs, values, drives and priorities of people from different countries – individualistic or collectivist – is incredibly valuable in cross-cultural communications, and especially within the workplace. It also illustrates how differences in values can greatly affect work atmosphere and work ethic between cultures.

Please feel free to borrow a few quotations as you need them. But please respect the creative work of compiling these quotations, and do not take large sections. For commercial use of quotations, you may need to get permission from the original author.