So you’ve got your elevator pitch down cold. When should you restrain yourself from delivering it? Fred Wilson recently responded to a Hacker News poster wondering whether it was appropriate to walk up and introduce himself to a VC in a bar. Wilson’s advice: “I say hell yes you should introduce yourself. But you should also respect that the VC is out with friends and probably isn’t up for a long conversation.” The full post is worth a read for those seeking to make connections politely.