How daring/cheeky do you have to be to get information/contacts/favors from someone?? Here is a few scenarios 1) A person I have known since childhood, but not spoken to for a few months, but they have the contacts I am looking for, how do i approach them for the favor or just advice?? I feel bad asking them straight out after not having spoken to them for a while. 2) A friends father owns a business, but I don't know him personally, how do i go about setting up some kind of meeting with him to discuss a few things?? Thanks, I am such a business novice it is scary!!!