"You don't get shit you don't ask for." ~ Jason Freedman
This quote is the title of a blog post by Jason Freedman, one of the founders of FlightCaster. The post details how Freedman requested concrete favours from several investors that turned him down when he was raising money for his company. In many cases, these investors helped. Why? Because he asked.
Just because you ask doesn't mean you'll get what you want, but you definitely won't get it by staying silent. Freedman also suggests that it helps to make your request very concrete, don't abuse anyone's assistance, be sure to help others when you're asked, and always say thank you. For more about getting the shit you ask for, be sure to check out Freedman's full post on humbledMBA.
You don't get shit you don't ask for [humbledMBA]