Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

In my 20's I studied Maslow, during a Business Course I was taking. Maslow has a theory on what motivated each of us and it stemmed from his belief that we had to consider our own needs before we could consider others. I know many people on Ecademy are aware of this theory.

As you know I am very tuned into the world of social networking. As a business marketeer I love the potential for businesses to build their brand and visibility through the open, low cost way that Twitter and Ecademy provide. I love that through utilities like YouTube and Slideshare, experts can share their knowledge by the use of social media.

What I love the most though is the movement of sharing and contribution, and the language that many use online to support others, this is the philosophy. The community here, on Ecademy is the richest, more supportive place on the Internet for business people because it is reflects real life, in real time, it has a culture and people know that by feeding others with knowledge and connections you achieve a better meal at your own table. 'Feed others and you will feed yourself' is a phrase I hear a lot.

In this video created by Mark Sinclair of yourBusinessChannel - I share my thoughts on how Maslow's theory could be turned over and that perhaps the greatest achievement for man, Self Actualisation, achieved after we have our own needs covered may be the first consideration when communicating inside social networks.




This show is the forth in a series of over a dozen brief shows I've recorded to mark the launch of my book, Know Me Like Me Follow Me I'll share a new show with you each week.  The shows have been produced by Mark Sinclair of yourBusinessChannel - with whom I've built great two way trust, I 'follow Mark at @ybcMark and the relationships we have leads to business!).  If you haven't already, take time to find out about the work Mark is doing-
he's certainly one of my contacts who is also part of the global reboot.




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Penny Power
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"Sharing People and Sharing Knowledge"

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Warm regards
Penny Power
+447771 543478
Founder-Ecademy
"Sharing People and Sharing Knowledge"

Buy the Book

keng yik chan

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

oooo i think good from my experience as a freelancer

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Penny Power

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

I am being asked about this theory a great deal now, what are your thoughts? I wrote this in November 2009 Warm regards Penny Power +447771 543478 Founder-Ecademy Supporting Business People

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Stewart Graham

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Hi Penny Studied Maslow at Uni so very interested in the blog. Video response is here. Kind regards Stewart Avalon Solutions

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Keiko Wilkinson

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

The story of the blind girl has affected me deeper than any other, reading through this blog. Thank you Steven, I have posted the story on my FB, I hope you do not mind.

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Daniel Gigante

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

It is true that our own basic needs must be met first in order for us to give...Think of the instructions giving to us when we fly. We are told to put the oxygen mask on ourself first in the event of an emergency than we can help others with their masks. The question I ask is how do we influence the selfish person to change and give to others after their personal needs are met.We live in a world of me first.It is perpetuated by the mass media and has indoctrinated a generation to think only of themselves. If we "the givers of society" can influence giving in our own circles of influence and we teach others to do the same we can change our "me first" culture. The power of Ecademy and other social networks will be the media we use to help us accomplish this goal.The next generation will understand that giving and helping others is how we should live our lives. Daniel Gigante

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Humayun Khan

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

Hi Penny I agree with you and believe that Maslow stands for self-actualization. Going more deeply through his teachings and looking at our day-to-days practical life situation we can realize that we are mankind and that we cannot think of living a real life ignoring sense of humanity. I have been enjoying all your previously shared posts and hope to have more of this kind in the time to come. Thanks and good-luck Humayun Khan

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Abhijit Shirsath

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

Interesting Article

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Mark Perl

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

A thoughtful view Penny, thanks. I heard you speak about the ushering in of a new era of 'humanity networks'. A place where unsavoury business practices and shabby behaviours will quickly exclude one from the new way of doing business. As we race breathlessly into a new paradigm, with all its techno-wizardry and instant connectivity, can we, in parallel, celebrate a return to the old fashioned values of honesty, integrity and authenticity do you think ? I sincerely hope so... Mark Perl The Guru Garage Unleashing Courage Mobile: +44 7907 438 454 Skype: mark.perl Email: markperl@thegurugarage.co.uk Website: The Guru Garage Website: Mark Perl Blog: Perl's Wisdoms Helping you become a more confident and effective networker

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Peter Boaz Jones

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

"Without risk there is no faith." - Sören Kierkegaard Peter :-)

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Jana Fielding

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

I think that some people move to an experience of the spiritual aspect of self from a place of material poverty, the journey of the nun and hermit. For others the arrival at a place of material comfort, yet with an absence of fulfilment, can begin the work toward actualization. This is Maslow's premise I believe. For others working at the edges of human experience is the awakening impulse, the huge need to feed and be fed brings one suddenly into contact with the source of all being.... there is also the fierce arrival of presence through war and terror that can lead on to opening and awakening. What do you think? Consultant Ipseity

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Peter Boaz Jones

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Shabbat Shalom Eliauh, and all have a great weekend! :-) "A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be." - Abraham Maslow Peter :-)

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Jeremy Webb

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

Hi Penny Great Blog and video! Maslow's theory as taught suggests thta one has to be completely satisfied at each stage of the pyramid before moving on to the next. I think that is far too simple but it is a fairly old theory . I believe that for each of us ( and in different proportions for each individual) there is a "call" within us towards the pinnacle of Self Actualization. In part this is because we all have complex needs and while many may conciously concentrate on the more basic physical needs first there is an underlying need that needs to be met as well. Perhaps it would be simpler to think of a stipe runjng up the edge of the pyramid representing a pathway towards "higher things" that was being followed whilst still building up the lower layers? Thus even when someone is not safe, secure, etc they will still be working on status happiness and self actualization. Social media provides a wonderfull effective & inexpensive medium for practising what you have been preaching ( comment 12/11 4.21 being particularly apposite) Kind regards Jeremy Webb Business and Business Finance Consultant Webbery Associates Ltd Helping you to help yourself M: +44 7894 128876 E: jeremy.webb@webberyassociates.co.uk W: www.webberyassociates.co.uk

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Eliahu Gal-Or

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

Peace and Jerusalem's blessings to all, I have no time now for a more extensive comment, because Shabbat is coming, but I just want you to know that you are less alone than you thought because I am also in your boat and rowing hard, even if not in the first row. Shabbat Shalom uMevorach to all those who celebrate it already and to those who eventually will; may strife be forgotten in the world and may we all become blind to skin color and deaf to those who advise us to kill, maim, use or abuse each other to profit from the foolishness of those who fall for their unkeepeable promises. May G-d's Name nevermore be profaned by being used as a reason for those things and may no other reason ever appear just or reasonable for them, although self defense is and remains legitimate in the meantime. If you agree with me please share my words. Eliahu Gal-Or - the Pizza Rebbe of Me'Or Modiim, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjD1zsvCH64 AMEN, Association top Empower the Needy http://www.facebook.com/pages/AMEN-Association-to-Empower-the-Needy/18974656415?ref=ts Founder of Kerem Bnei Shlomo: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=33831270184&ref=ts and http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0Aa78n9B0TTqPZGtxY3FtM18zNWN0bXI3cmhj&hl=enc POB 31403 Jerusalem 91313 ISRAEL +97254-9059329 - ITALY +39331-7573033

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Gill Tiney

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Oh what a breath of fresh air - at last someone who agrees with my philosophy. Fifteen years ago I was the lone dissident voice in a class of adults who were told of Maslow and his theory as though it was gold dust. I dared to say the old triangle needed rearranging and it was tantemount to blasphemy! Apparently he was right because he had studied his subject for years where I was going on gut instinct. Having been shouted down by the lecturer I have since kept many opinions to myself. At last, someone else out there on my wavelength - rock on Penny, you are a star :-) ps loving your book too

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vikas singh

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

vikassingh(sd) nice

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vikas singh

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

vikassingh(sd) Nice

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Eddington Pindura

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

An interesting thought Penny and thought provoking one too. Eddington Pindura Internet Marketing Coach/Mentor http://www.reandi.co.uk Find me on twitter here

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Leonard Martin

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

Excellent prospective and admittedly the first time I've heard it outside of the circles of my business partners. We call what you've so elloquently defined as the upside dow Maslow's pyramid...the Be + Do = Have Principle In short I agree with you whole heartedly because truly if a person desires to "Have" a great relationship with another person... they must first "Be" the kind of person who has great relationships, then... they will find themselves "Doing" the things that kind of person they are Being does... "Having" great reltionships will follow almost effortlessly as a natural bi-product. Thank you for sharing this concept and now I'll go find a copy of your book to buy :-) Leonard Martin http://www.HomeBasedBusinessMatrix.info http://twitter.com/leonarddmartin

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Penny Power

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

Hi Leon, of course it is about money and creating a life of independence and fulfilment. Please read the comments above and re-read the blog, what I am saying is that in order to feed ourselves, i.e. get money, we need ot treat others well on the journey and social networking and the transparence of it is causing this to be even more critical. I am a capitalist, I seek emotional and financial wealth, and ecademy exist to help businesses grow, please know that is the core of all my teaching. Warm regards Penny Power +447771 543478 Founder-Ecademy "Sharing People and Sharing Knowledge"

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Leon Viret

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

Penny, an interesting perspective - one that Mr Maslow may even smile about and nod his agreement to. I am no expert on either Maslow or social networking, but can't help thinking it's all about the money in the end. Money may not be everything, but in truth, it ranks right up there with oxygen (Zig Ziglar). We want people to buy our services, products and time. Networking on-line has opened up a whole new realm of information, opportunity and risk. And with it a new set of targets- the number of followers we have, the like ticks on our profiles, comments on our blogs...It is true that through serving many our own success is better assured. For sure we learn from each other and with our different sets of motivators and whatever our reasons, we keep on looking for more ways... to make money. The more people we can make contact with, the more they can help us to make money....BUT..."to earn well, we must live well" (Jim Rohn). I wish you well with your endeavours and encourage you to keep up the great work...

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Kent Anderson

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Hi penny , Iv found out is , belive in what your doing put people before your self . FUTURE is my global pashion i belive will help all . if only given a chance not destroyed .. ; Best KGA www.futurevisionaries.com home 1701-223-0639

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Jeff Mowatt

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Today turns out to be a day of great sychronicity with compassion and a web that connects all gathering attention. http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=138596 I can demonstrate how activism and advocacy has been deployed across the web in the public domain to raise awareness , influence governments and change lives. http://people-centered.net/About.aspx A story that few want to hear. In fact in recent days, my writing about it has been deleted from another network. Ironically the editor of a journal supported by RBS the bankers who deliverer Fred the Shred. . It's also something the world of venture capital seems keen not to hear either as the social business guru in the Guardian in recent days tries to claim the territory. When one takes on board what's at stake, this is indefensible. Jeff Mowatt

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Penny Power

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I really appreciate the comments being added here and can feel there are two main thoughts 1. OK, nice idea - but feeding myself has to be a priority and then... 2. Great - already doing it.... I just want to clarify that my point here is that I think few have the time to be truly charitable and spend hours helping others on a voluntary basis, that is not what I am advocating, what I am saying is best described in my Blog from Monday night, which I have taken two quotes from Being supportive means, support others when they need it. It doesn't mean you have to offer counseling, coaching and advice to everyone you meet, it purely means, spend moments in your day allowing yourself to look up and see the world around you and find a moment to help someone. and How do you support online? Look out for Blogs that you can comment on, groups that are discussing something that you can contribute to, people that you can welcome. This is no different to you answering a strangers request for direction in the street, holding the door open for a stranger or letting someone get their car out of a side road in a busy time on the roads. It takes awareness, it takes a good person, but when you do a 'favour a day'. Life will feel good. So to ensure I have explained myself, support can be a gesture of friendship, it does not have to be a sacrifice of time or remove the ability to feed yourself, actually, it is the reverse, small gestures make you feel worthy of others and increases your value. Warm regards Penny Power +447771 543478 Founder-Ecademy "Sharing People and Sharing Knowledge"

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Colin McLean

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Yet another valuable introduction - thanks, Penny. I really really must get round to getting your book off my kitchen table and pressed into service. Ah well, weekend ahead .. Best wishes, Colin Colin McLean Presentation Works Ltd. + 44 (0) 8700 469923 Cambridge . E Anglia . City . South East UK Business Presentations Specialists

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Gordon Wheaton

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Great blog Penny. I think it is true that we need to give, before we are given to. It's very interesting as well that people go to social networks for that feeling of belonging Regards Gordon

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Alan Bowman

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Trusting and the desire to be trusted are pre-requisites in being able to share knowledge without thinking what is in it for me. The great thing about Ecademy it has, at its very core, this attitude and it is that application of a trusting be trusted attitude that will mean the Humanity Network that Ecademy is becoming will strengthen and grow. Being selfless works, trust that, it just takes much more time than being selfish. The selfish self seeking attitude of my business, my deal, myself will be superceded and that is the breakthrough that is occuring and that is why we will turn Maslow Theory on it's head IMHO. Good luck all the seekers and goodbye all the cynics. Kind regards Alan :-))

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Muchina Thuo

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What we learnt whilst little.... ....

'Feed others and you will feed yourself'.............in my mother tongue there is a wise counsel saying "Bury yourself when you are alive". Asante sana Penny. Warm regards Entrepreneur, Symon M. Thuo Ecademy . Animals are very beautiful people !. www.streamtech.co.ke : End of the iceberg

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Jane Starets

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Penny, You seem to have your finger on the pulse of change that is going on worldwide right now. Many beliefs and practices that we have believed are being questioned and new ideas are now making sense. Keep putting your ideas out there....we're on our way to a world that works for everyone! Jane Starets www.thesecretsprings.com

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keng yik chan

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i think rational or moderate don't extreme in life is my experience

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Mags Farnham

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Very interesting penny, thanks so much for sending it, I think I agree with your theory too, definitely the way to go. Mags Farnham

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Lionel Basque

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There is a need to be at a certain level of compfort to do business with someone because business needs money and sometime we don't have it. You can always do things like helping someone in need by giving your time, your love, your compassion and give them the basic needs of sharing a little bit of your wealth if possible. When someone knows that you are there to help them in any way you can, they will come to you when they are in a better situation and will try to do something to say thank you. If these persons don't give a positive feedback in any way it means they were there only for their own satisfaction. In the business world today compassion and thinking of the well being of someone is not seen and perceived so many people won't enter business with others because of lack of trust. Trust is gained with time and what the others are saying about you is important for your wealth. Networking can be a good way to do that at on large scale. Penny you are right. Flip the Maslow's pyramid soon before it will be to late. The economy will be better only with trust in others and don't steal someone's dream, because the trust will not be there and word of mouth is always a tool to disgrace or put your business down. lionel basque Lionel Basque Instructeur CCNB PA Paquetville, NB Canada E8R IJ7 tel: (506) 764 2511

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monique halloran

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An interesting idea Penny. It takes alot to imagine how someone can 'give' to others unconditionally until they themselves have some sense of self worth ie they think enough of themselves and their experience/knowledge to believe they have something worthy to share. Equally for people in the developed world it is hard to imagine how you would behave when survival of your family might be a daily battle. It is surely unrealistic to think that such basic needs could follow taking the time to give to others with no thought of return. We have the luxury of time to even discuss such ideas. Best wishes Monique

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Sandra 'bloomer' Fender

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Hi Penny, A great blog subject matter! I consider Maslows theory of The Hierachy of needs, to survive and ultimately to thrive, to be the most basic yet absolute truth of what it is to live as a human being in this world. His perspective may be the foundation for people who are philantrophic by nature, yet still I often ask myself, why aren't all people altruistic by nature? It seems as though some people are not charitable by nature for many reason, perhaps they were born into families devoid of love or abject poverty that created a psyce of cynicsim and negativity. But what I can say is most people who go into authentic business are! In some way they want to make the world a better place! In my own endeavours I am comitted to make poverty history - Do you remember the campaign of the same name a few years ago? But in order to do so, one must first see to it that certain basic needs are met! you are no good to anyone if your basic needs are not met, we are not called to be birds on a wire, let the birds do that! We are intelligent humans who must analyse and process life appropriately. Maslow's term of self-actualisation is a term that should be an integral part of our language. Too many people expect their lives to be directed by external others - i.e. governments, celebrities, so called role models and heros, bosses, friends and even aquaintances. External connection's should enhance our lives, not bring confusion. The nonsense that is putting the responsibility of ones' own life into somebody elses hands must stop! When you recognise your own needs, and in this case we can measure this by Maslows super accurate theory, you will not seek for someone else to be your salvation, whether in business or in life in general! and it is only then you can begin to build a firm foundation in which you can be of assistance to somebody else. We are not called to save the world, if you are Christian you will know that is Christs job, but we are called to speak messages of hope, and this is what everyone of us should strive to do! Have a nice day, Sandra R Fender BA(Hons), Creative Director - The Global Creative Network Ltd Official Launch 2010 Tel 07767626949

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Stuart Harris

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Not so much "once they have" so much as "as long as"

Interesting and appealingly idealistic. It would be nice if this turned out to be true. To my understanding, in Maslow's hierarchy of needs each "higher" level only becomes a need when the levels below are met. If I myself were to be without food and shelter, I might well see this as an opportunity to take the ascetic route and start with self-actualization. However, if my kids and my wife and other close family members are without food and shelter, the situation becomes more complicated. I think it's very hard indeed for people in stable, developed countries to imagine what it's like when things get seriously unstable and food. shelter and warmth can no longer be taken for granted.

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N Bhashyam

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A good one. In net working we give less but get more .Otherwise how else I could have got 'this' but for the 'networking'. N Bhashyam

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Ronald Wopereis

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hi Penny, thanks much for this wonderful though - Maslow pyramid upside down please find more food for thought in the club "Attention as a Product" for example : the work of psychiatrist dr. Anna Terruwe According to dr. Terruwe, revealing the value of a person can only occur through another person. This revelation of one's inner value by another person she calls affirmation. Once the person's value is affirmed, they will feel deeply fulfilled, and will in turn want to reveal the value of the other person. This she believed to be the fundament of human relationship. In the process of affirmation we obtain our own identity by giving other people their identity. While a person is not affirmed, they feel the lack of affirmed inner value. They will try to escape this feeling by manipulating in either of two ways: by means of statussymbols (money, posession, titles etc) or by means of power over other people (the need to feel physically or mentally supreme). Dr. Terruwe calls this manipulation self-affirmation. Read more>>> --- Follow Me : http://www.ecademy.com/module.php?mod=club&c=5591&xref=69061

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Jeff Mowatt

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Les, I think I can answer that question. Typically in philanthropic endeavour its been the practice to accumulate weatlh before giving it away for the benefit of humanity. Gates and Buffet are no exceptions but Gates recently touched on what he describes as "creative capitalism" using business to serve the needs of the poorest. A few years before, the Maslow concept of self-actualisation together with those of Carl R Rogers were influences on such a concept, of which Gates' creative capitalism is a reflection. The approach described was to create new businesses that do things differently from their inception and to serve social purpose to a greater extent than doing harm to it. By this means, it's possible to change the flow of wealth by the actions of a few companies who decide to do it. In essence, we can make compassion and humanity the core of why we do business rather than acting retrospectively. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inclusive_capitalism

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Nicky Nikolaev

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What I love most about the social networking aspect of marketing is that people have the chance to build a strong relationship with their peers... and that is what counts the most, that is what brings you traffic, that is what makes your readers loyal followers and that is what brings you revenue! Nicky Trip Camp - The Travel Way Of Life http://tripcamp.com/

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Les Potton

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

Hi Penny, a very interesting idea of flipping Maslow on its head. I think in terms of social networking you are absolutely right, and that you have to give before you will get benefit. Grabbers, will be spotted easily and dealt with cynically. However, I dont think this sits naturally with the human psyche of a lot of people. Unless you are naturally charitable (an SDI blue - people person), and caring etc, a lot of people will have to brace themselves and be patient whilst the social network relationships develop. An SDI red (I am cursed with a bit of this) craves quick results, and sowing seeds for future long term growth is a learned skill !! Maslow's theory I can relate to immediately in terms of human nature. Its difficult to care for others, to reach out and achieve your own potential , if the basic needs are not met first. In the modern world, for most, thankfully, its probably not so much food and shelter, but a decent standard of living first, then good relationships..........then you can relax a bit and self actualise !! Heres a question, as standards of living get better and expectations rise, does Maslows first tier rise with them. Are some peoples basic needs, Sky TV or a yacht !!?? At what level of wealth does the average celebrity become charitable ?? In summary, agree that the giving will eventually bring the basic needs and belonging, but I think Maslows original pyramid is the way human nature tends to work , for most.

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Steve Safari

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Thanks for sharing all this Maslow has a theory ,Life Is a Gift and I hope to hear more updates from you soon, have a great day.There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.' One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her.. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend. He asked her,' Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him. Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.' This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations. Life Is a Gift.. Today before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak. Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat. Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion. Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to heaven. Before whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet. And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled, orphans/ and other vulnerable children, people living with Hiv/Aids/ bed ridden, and those who wish they had your job. And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and think: you're alive and still around. 1 JOHN 4:8 Yours Sincerely, STEVEN Nature Man http://www.MySocialURL.com/r/lecden/ http://www.MySocialURL.com/r/eyesonnature/ blog.eyesonnatureexpeditions.com http://www.benefitbar.com/benefitbar/subscribe/toolbar.php?toolbarId=3904

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Ratnam Nadarajah

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Maslow and Social Networking - how does his theory work now?

Yes, Penny the age old theories are coming out of the cuppoard as it were. Man's basic instinct for survival is the greatest motivator. Business networking, social networking call it what it may I say birds of a feather flock togather.!! You are doing a good job. Will study the video clip and comment later

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Moses Favor

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That is so great and just love the content of your words, so brief but so articulative and inspirational. keep it up and wish to work with you.

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Lillian M. Ibrahim

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Thank you Penny for your blog, good work, keep going. Lillian Moussa Lillian.moussa@orascomhd.com Cell: +2012-2959061

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Jeff Mowatt

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Penny, The part of Maslow which is self-actualisation is one influence on our concept of a social economic paradigm. Perhaps even more so is the work of Carl R Rogers from which the term people-centered derives. I wrote about it in preparation for the Charter for Compasssion which will launch later today. http://charterforcompassion.ning.com/profiles/blogs/peoplecentered-economics Jeff Mowatt

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