It’s pretty rude when people fail to respond to emails that have specific questions or suggestions. I wrote about it a year ago.
I recently got email responses from Dr. Francis Collins, Director of NIH and the most accomplished geneticist in the country (well, his assistant responded, but close enough). I also got responses from another researcher who is the most famous in his field, Caps and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, and Washington Post columnist Mike Wise. They weren’t always the responses I wanted but it’s still professional to respond.
These people are pretty busy but I respect them for responding to email.
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