Thanks for wanting to reach out to me. Every day I do my best to respond personally to all requests, but emails and phone-calls have reached a level making it difficult to maintain the level of quality that I prefer in my correspondences. To help me please follow these simple guidelines when contacting me.
1. Please do not call me up out of the blue. Some days I receive more than 20 such calls, whether in meetings, teaching or on the toilet making it impossible to get any reasonable work done or my wife to get hold of me. Please consider whether you really need to send me an email (after reading below), or if urgent send me a text-message.
2. Academia rules. If you want to invite me to give an academic talk, please write to my university email and remember to include (i) place, date, time and flexibilities (ii) audience type and size, (iii) academic organisers.
3. There's no such thing as a free lunch. If you want to ask me to give free consulting or offer me wine and networking opportunities for giving a non-academic lecture for free, please don't. I'm already working 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., I got plenty of network to attend already, and I'm trying to cut down on alcohol.
4. I will not do your work. If you have said yes to do a job (research, project or area of responsibility) I will not do it for you. You said yes, I didn't. I will save your puppy from drowning, carry your grandma's shopping bags or cheer for you when you're running a marathon - but I will not do your work.
5. i-Nudge-You to write to this email if you want to inquire about consulting or non-academic lectures, speaks and workshops. I run a highly skilled and professional team and you may read more about our work here. If you seek out opportunities for collaborations and projects, please write to this e-mail to inquire for a meeting with someone from the team.
6. I love teaching and supervising students, but please don't write me asking the obvious or to read through your student project or essay. You're always welcome to write me precise and specific questions and I love to hear about the nature of your projects or the findings of your work.
7. Interviews are fun, but only if talking to someone who's done their proper research. Before asking me for an interview, please do some research on www.inudgeyou.com. Also, please make an arrangement about interviews by writing Caroline Gundersen.
8. If you want to apply for a student-internship as part of your education, please send us your CV, but notice that we do not offer any paid studentjobs or internships.
9. Expectation management. If, after having read these guidelines, you decide to send me an e-mail, you may expect an answer during the following weekend. If the e-mail concerns something urgent that you believe can't wait until the weekend, please send the e-mail using high priority.