Coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook Being Auctioned Off For Charity, Currently at $180K, a Lot of Beans

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With the highest of over 50 bids now at $180,000, someone is going to win a charity auction for what will undoubtedly be the most expensive cup of coffee ever. Those bidding aren't in it for the coffee, of course, but what comes with it -- one-on-one time with Apple CEO Tim Cook at his company headquarters in Cupertino, California.

If you want to be that person, you have to bid at least $185,000 to trump the current high bidder. Proceeds from the auction, which runs until May 14, 2013, will go to to The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. As for your time with Cook, the winner gets to sit down with and pick the brain of the man Steve Jobs chose to navigate his company before passing on to the other side. The experience will last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, and the winner isn't allowed to "blog, social network, talk to press, write bout, take pictures, or record during the experience in any way due to security regulations." He or she will also have to sign an NDA prior to the sit down.

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Obviously at $180,000 or more, this is a cost prohibitive auction for the average person, though some lucky (and presumably wealthy) individual will win a chance to ask Cook about the future of Apple, the company's product roadmap, whether or not Jobs truly designed the iPhone 5 (and the next phone after it) as has been rumored, what he thinks about online chatter suggesting Apple's Board of Directors wants to shake things up with a new CEO, the pressure of running an organization that's constantly under scrutiny despite making billions of dollars in profit each quarter, an so forth.

Charity Buzz has raised more than $60 million for charity to date. With 19 days left on Cook's auction, he has a chance to beat Bill Clinton as the person who brought in the most fundraising dollars at $255,000 last year.

If you could ask Cook just one question, what would it be?
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It would be pretty kool to actually talk to the CEO of Apple. My only issue would be what to actually talk about...

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sevags replied on Thu, Apr 25 2013 12:33 PM

Why would talking about be an issue? If you don't have a specific conversation you want to have the. You just simply have a normal conversation.

I for one would ask how it feels to be a poor replacement for jobs, why apple na to do once it's lost all its court cases, and then probably go on for 20 minutes about how much I hate his company.

That would be money well spent.

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Clixxer replied on Thu, Apr 25 2013 1:30 PM

sevags:

Why would talking about be an issue? If you don't have a specific conversation you want to have the. You just simply have a normal conversation.

I for one would ask how it feels to be a poor replacement for jobs, why apple na to do once it's lost all its court cases, and then probably go on for 20 minutes about how much I hate his company.

That would be money well spent.

LOL, hell I might pay just to sit and watch that! I hope their is some sort of article that comes out about whoever wins this if its interest since you know its either going to be someone drinking the kool-aid or hates apple.

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4L1G8R replied on Thu, Apr 25 2013 3:08 PM

I bet this is exciting for the charity's bean-counters! Big Smile

 

If I could Cook one question, it would be........Why?

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I would just question Apple policies and wish him luck with the company now that the biggest hindrance (Steve Jobs) is out of the way.

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realneil replied on Thu, Apr 25 2013 10:26 PM

Who says he's gonna be answering any questions?

He may just want to talk about the weather, or his pet frog.

I would ask him if he's ever applied for a Zip code for his Adam's Apple since it's so huge.

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ajm531 replied on Thu, Apr 25 2013 11:00 PM

so much lol in that last statement!!!!! Look i dont love apple or idevices in any way but regardless it would be a little intimidating. It would be like "uhhhh so your the CEO of apple and im a...insert any job that is not ceo of apple or ceo of any major company or any thing that doesnt really compare to that kind of accomplishment...." well at least for me i cant really say ive done anything like that but it would be interesting to see maybe just how normal this guy is considering myself and probably others see this guy as different because of the position hes in when really he just like the rest of us. I know i forget that sometimes.

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Clixxer replied on Fri, Apr 26 2013 2:03 AM

realneil:

Who says he's gonna be answering any questions?

He may just want to talk about the weather, or his pet frog.

I would ask him if he's ever applied for a Zip code for his Adam's Apple since it's so huge.

Isn't that why they are building that new campus of theirs? To have a place his adam's apple can call home while he still works in the old one!

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