Abraham Maslow was born on April 1, 1908 in New York, USA and died on June 8, 1970. His parents were Jewish refugees from Russia. He studied psychology at the University of Wisonsin-Madison. He worked as a professor at Columbia University, Brooklyn College and then at Brandeis University. He is considered one of the founders of the school of humanistic psychology.
From the management perspective, his most interesting work is Maslow’s Hierarchy (Pyramid) of Needs, which is used along with other works to explain work motivation.