Hi! I am working on a product for the fantasy football industry, which can be difficult to build a persistent business in. An industry expert was generous enough to answer my questions on the phone the other day, but I purposely avoided talking about my own product strategy to avoid coming across as needy.
Do you think it'd acceptable to see if he or someone like him would be my advisor? (Talk to me through product strategies, introduce me to others in the industry, form strategic partnerships, etc...) How should I ask him and what incentive should I offer him?