Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

received a chilly email.


It came from someone who had invited me to partner on a potential project.

The project was kind of interesting, but not quite right.

So I thanked him for the opportunity but politely declined.

His email back to me was very different in tone than the first one he sent. Not friendly, even a little bit angry.

The way somebody responds to “no” tells you a lot more about them than the way they respond to “yes.”