On being booked
I’ve tried to schedule meetings with a handful of people over the past few weeks, who haven’t been able to find a spot in their calendars in the next 4-6 weeks.
It struck me as distinctly uncool. I sincerely hope it’ll never happen to me.
It would seem to me that either you decide that someone is not worth meeting with, and then you flat out and honestly say that you cannot make that a priority. But if people are worth meeting with, I’d want to be able to setup a meeting within at the most 3 days. Sure, sometimes you’re traveling or busy with an all-day conference. But that’s the exception, not the rule.
For the rule, I hope to be able to be spontaneous and move quickly. If you have to wait 6 weeks for a quick tete-a-tete, it’s impossible to maintain momentum. If my calendar was booked solid for the next 6 weeks, I’d die inside.
Is this naive?