Venture capitalist Chris Fralic has some advice about how you should email a busy person, but my advice is this: Keep it short and get to the point as quickly as possible. What happens sometimes when I get a long email where there is a lot of introduction but I’m not sure what the email is about, so I’ll make a mental note to read the rest of it later. It quickly gets shoved towards the bottom of my inbox with new incoming email and gets lost. So: Write concisely and compellingly. It’s that simple.