“I’d like to invite you to coffee. I’ll pay. I want to pick your brains about my start-up idea and I’m looking for a CTO. But I have to insist you don’t write about any of this on your blog. How does this afternoon sound?” said the unannounced inviter for coffee from New York City who found me through LinkedIn.
“I can only promise that if you promise not to say anything any reasonable person would regard as foolish.” I replied in an email from San Francisco.
I never did hear back.