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Can libraries sit at the top of the pyramid: fulfillment, creativity, self-actualization?

There is a library strategy message in here too:

Quote: “Something strange is happening to companies. More and more, their business is being conducted in non-physical markets. Businesses used to produce stuff. Now, they produce ideas.

A recent op-ed piece from Wharton speculated that companies are working their way up Maslow’s Hierarchy. The traditional business produced things that met the needs of the lowest levels of the pyramid: shelter, food, warmth, security. As consumerism spread, companies worked their way up to next levels: entertainment, attainment and enjoyment.  Now, the things that companies sell sit at the top of the pyramid: fulfillment, creativity, self-actualization.”

 

The Metaphysical Corporation = The Death of Capitalism?

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/234860/the-metaphysical-corporation-the-death-of-capita.html

 

Hmmm, libraries a ‘fulfillment centres…

Stephen

Posted on: October 26, 2014, 7:15 am Category: Uncategorized

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