The art of asking

What is Inbound Information Technology about?  As you pursue your Major in Information Systems, your Concentration for your Masters in Business Administration (MBA), or your Post-Baccalaureate in Information Systems Management -- Understand -- It's a new business model!  Watch Amanda Palmer explain how to connect to people.    "I trust you this much!"

Amanda Palmer "revealed plans to crowdsource additional local backup musicians in each tour stop, offering to pay them in hugs, merchandise and beer per her custom. Bitter and angry criticism ensued (she eventually promised to pay her local collaborators in cash). And it's interesting to consider why. As Laurie Coots suggests: 'The idea was heckled because we didn't understand the value exchange -- the whole idea of asking the crowd for what you need when you need it and not asking for more or less.'

Summing up her business model, in which she views her recorded music as the digital equivalent of street performing, she says: 'I firmly believe in music being as free as possible. Unlocked. Shared and spread. In order for artists to survive and create, their audiences need to step up and directly support them."

Amanda Palmer --