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Assuming someone had a nice network of contacts but lost them because of his own ignorance (too busy with work to keep in touch), what is a good strategy to reconnect with them?

I don't think the answer is as simple as calling them up and asking for a meet over coffee since the person under consideration has politely refused many such requests owing to his busy schedule.

closed as off topic by Oded, jcmeloni Jul 6 '12 at 21:03

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    Not sure I'd consider this a workplace issue. Do they work with you any more? Do you need to work with them professionally? – Rarity Jul 6 '12 at 20:01
  • I do need to correspond every once in a while (although that time hasn't come yet but I predict it will come soon). – user186 Jul 6 '12 at 20:02
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    How you tried to connec with them on LinkedIn? – FrustratedWithFormsDesigner Jul 6 '12 at 20:06
  • @FrustratedWithFormsDesigner I don't use it. – user186 Jul 6 '12 at 20:10
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    Could also be considered a duplicate of Staying in touch with people you meet at conferences – jcmeloni Jul 6 '12 at 21:05