I actually couldn’t agree more with this post. I’m a humanist, after all, and I hate operating in absolutes.
Everyone is different, and that’s actually the core of this article. Generic intros aren’t good ways to start an email. I (and most people) tend to prefer emails that are heavily personalized.
Rather than great (or bad) intro lines, the bigger question entrepreneurs should be asking themselves is: “What can I write to this specific person that will most likely get a response?”