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The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

10 minutes
Forming human connections through exchange and vulnerability.

Musician Amanda Palmer has worked as a living statue on the street, couchsurfed with fans, and asked for meals, equipment, and medicine over Twitter. She’s put her music online for free and asked for donations, and she’s used Kickstarter to raise over $1 million. In short, her entire career is built on asking. In this Snapshot, you’ll learn Palmer’s philosophy on asking and giving, as well as how vulnerability and trust are vital for human connection.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Want to truly connect with others
  • Want to be a better asker and a better giver
  • Are afraid to ask for help
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