Why would we avoid asking if the default is no? The answer to every unasked question is no. The genius in being bold lies in knowing there’s nothing to lose. The answer to every unasked question defaults automatically to no. So why not ask? Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.