The Art of Asking.

Via on Mar 4, 2013

Source: via Kate on Pinterest


Can you build community just by asking? Musician Amanda Palmer (who I had never heard of prior to this TED video) describes heavily relying on her fans to build her success. Her secret to success: asking.

“I think people have been obsessed with the wrong question, which is how do we make people pay for music; what if we started asking how do we let people pay for music.”

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Palmer’s talk suggests that when you give people a chance they often can exceed your expectations; she even exceeded her crowd funding goal for her second album 10 fold.

Want another quick dose of community goodness? Check out my recent favorite Craigslist Joe.

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Ed: Brianna Bemel

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A pragmatic idealist with a background in marketing, sales, and operations, Jeanne has seen firsthand how for-profit businesses can be vehicles for social and environmental improvement in addition to creating long-term sustainable financial growth. Jeanne works with mission-driven startups through her marketing agency 23 Sons to build the remarkable mission-focused businesses of the future. Why just build a business, when you can build a movement? Learn more about Jeanne and connect with her on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and her most recent project YouTube. Discover her latest thoughts on marketing and using business strategy for social good on her blog at 23 Sons and connect with others focused on utilizing business for good 23 Sons Facebook page and @23_Sons on Twitter.


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One Response to “The Art of Asking.”

  1. […] The use of the cliché dismisses the individual it is addressed to, and absolves the one stating it of the responsibility of abandonment. Yes, abandonment. These clichés are addressed to people with questions and concerns, and just as often, to people in real need of their community’s involvement. […]

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