Tim Cook Offering Coffee Meeting at Apple HQ in Charity Auction

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    Charity auction site CharityBuzz is hosting a listing to have coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple's Cupertino headquarters (via The Next Web).

    The proceeds from the auction will benefit the RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights, a fitting charity as Cook said at the D10 conference that Bobby Kennedy was one of his heroes. The high bid on the listing, which closes on May 14th, is currently at $5,250, with an estimated value of $50,000.

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    Legendary investor Warren Buffett routinely auctions lunch with himself for charity. Last year's auction sold for nearly $3.5 million. The winner won lunch for eight with Buffett at Smith & Wollensky in New York.

    The auction covers two attendees for a 30-60 minute meeting at a mutually agreed upon date.

    Update: The RFK Center has issued a press release announcing the group of roughly 100 celebrity auctions, specifically drawing attention to the coffee meeting with Cook.
    Article Link: Tim Cook Offering Coffee Meeting at Apple HQ in Charity Auction
     
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    Thats an expensive cup of coffee.
     
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    That had better be one gooooooooood cup of coffee.
     
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    if I win, the coffee meeting conversation is going to look like:

    Me: Soo....can you...
    Tim: Nope, sorry, can't talk about the new Mac Pros
     
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    A little bit more exclusive than a cup of your normal Starbucks .
     
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    At least its for a good cause. Maybe he'll show the lucky winner iOS 7. Lol. Wishful thinking, but very doubtful.
     
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    I never knew Tim Cook had a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University. Hmm.

    I hope some media guy doesn't win this auction.
     
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    I entered 10 bucks. I hope I can win!
     
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    Steve would never have allowed these charity activities.
     
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    Quit with the coffees and get that MacPro out already. :D
     
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    Don't think so. The minimum bid is currently $5700.
     
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    30-60 minutes with Tim Cook has an "estimated value" of 50k? Wish I had that kind of hourly rate! Even attorneys would be jealous of that.
     
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    no way

    Tim is the most boring person I've yet had to listen to. Company is "wall street tanking" mostly because of his persona. I wouldn't want to talk to him even if I was paid to do it.
     
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    Estimated value, $50,000??? For coffee??? Man, that guy has one giant flipping ego! :eek:

    For that price you should be wined, dined and wake up to find one of those new rumored iToys in your Universal Serial Bus. ;)
     
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    Ahh man, sign me up!

    We would discuss the road map to a snappier Safari. ;)
     
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    $833 per minute. Choose your words wisely.
     
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    This is for charity. The object is to get as much money as possible to donate to the charity. Has nothing to do with his ego. More to do with getting as much as you can for the charity.
     
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    I wonder what the estimated value would be if it was SJ?
     
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    If it were with Steve Jobs, I would have dropped $10K.

    For Tim Cook? Maybe $100. That's about what a lecture from a good speaker costs.

    For Jonny Ive as the person below me suggested, I would consider something around $2K.
     
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    I want a coffee meeting with Jony Ive. :)
     
  21. poppiesny, Apr 24, 2013
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    Nicely done, Timothy.

    What an easy way to raise money for charity - someone with deep pockets who wouldn't otherwise get to hang with Tim gets to chill for a coffee and chat, and some charity makes bank. How can people find something wrong with this?
     
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    Media guy? They don't have the money for this type of thing.
     
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    Yes more feel-good ********* from someone who is supposed to be running the greatest company on earth.

    Ranks right up there with the "innovation" of bolting a couple overpriced solar panels to your data centers.

    Problem with Tim Cook, is that he's just not that big of an *******.

    Insanely great products... Anyone?
     
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    About the same as John Lennon.

    Don't know where he is buried, but you can probably have half an hour talking to Steve Jobs for free (from a small distance). You won't get any answers though. BYOC (bring your own coffee).
     
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    Exactly, it's a high[er] dollar charitable contribution for people who would probably drop that amount this year anyway ... wrapped up in a fun little "coffee talk" session with someone who would be reasonable interesting to chat with in an informal setting.
     

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