Workplace rant follows.
There's just this one little problem. Your description of what you want to be involved with is just off enough that I realize you're being opportunistic for your own career - you really don't have any passion for what I'm working on.
How do I know this? The following features (one or all) are present in your email:
1. You talk more about how great it would be for you rather than the work itself.
2. Your description of what I'm working on has 50% overlap with reality. You could have asked around pretty easily and got to 90% overlap with reality. But you just took a craptastic shot and pressed send.
3. Your framing of a title of what I'm working on is dyslexic at best - it's like saying I'm working on succession planning but really what I'm doing is an executive headhunting project.. Again, a couple of conversations would have got you to accurate framing of what I'm doing in 5 words. But you didn't ask anyone.
4. You've had ample opportunity with me one on one to ask about the project, have a conversation, etc. You passed. Now the project looks like it has some visibility, and you're all in. Which is why I hate you.
The missing item, of course, is your depth. You're really not interested in my project. You're interested in you.
Which is all good. Takes one opportunistic, career hungry wolf to know another one, right? But the weak attempt to get in to the sexy project? It's...well... weak...
Don't send me an email that's off the mark to get a piece of the pie. Have a conversation with me. Dig in to how you might be able to help.
Then come back - if it fits - and ask for a slice.