This is an article for Huffington Post which never got published.
The founder of Huffington Post and a woman I greatly admire, Arianna Huffington, was in town last month for a business event. I had been reading her book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder; and Mr Hurry decided that he would bring my book for her to autograph. When I got the book back, it was autographed and tucked between the pages was her business card.
“Now you are one connection away from your author”, he grinned. “Write to her.”
“But….” My mind immediately responded with a thousand reasons why I should not write to her.
“What do I say?”
“What do I have to offer that would be of value to her?”
“She is a busy and influential person, she must get tons of emails each day.”