Bid now on coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple HQ in Cupertino to benefit charity

Bid now on this unique opportunity to have coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple headquarters. Proceeds Benefit: The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights. Donated by Tim Cook.

Tim Cook is Apple’s CEO and serves on its board of directors. In 2012 he was named a runner-up to TIME’s Person of the Year and topped Vanity Fair’s New Establishment list. Before being named CEO in August 2011, Tim was Apple’s Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division. Tim earned an MBA from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University.

Current leading bid as of 9:25pm EDT: $125,000.00.

Good luck, everyone!

Place your bid and/or get more info via Charitybuzz here.


      1. He was make a statement. Starting with “I wonder”. He didn’t actually ask the question.

        Though I don’t care for what he implied.

        If he said, “I wonder. What questions are off limits?” Then what you said would be correct. I bet though, he should have used a comma, after wonder, to be correct.

        1. I didn’t take the implication as anything other than future-products-questions being off limits. I didn’t think it had anything to do with asking Mr. Cool anything of a personal nature; most people already have their ideas about that subject, and simply don’t find the answer pertinent to his leading of the company. I don’t think it was anything sinister.

    1. I bet 30 minutes. That’s all I get with my CEO. But if he was cool, then he would give you an hour. Ask the correct questions, then he will take you to lunch. If you are experiencing Groundhog Day, then you have all the time in the world to get it right.

  1. Had I won the auction, I’d have used the time with Tim Cook wisely.

    To wit: quickly dispensing with the pleasantries, advancing to the central issue (for some of us, at least): his negligence of Mac Pro users.

    Staring at him wall-eyed and expectant, I’d implore him to consider the needs of the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. We’re not fond of rules. We have no respect for the status quo. You can quote us, disagree with is, glorify or vilify us. But the only thing you can’t do is IGNORE US. BECAUSE WE CHANGE THINGS. We push the human race forward. While some may see us as the crazy ones, we see beyond their limited vision. We, who are crazy enough to think we can change the world, are the ones who do. More creation devices, please. Another latte, Tim?

      1. Normally the Oracle prefers cryptic utterances. But I’ll try to explain.

        Meeting with Tim Cook, I’d remind him of Apple’s fundamental identity: maker of tools for creative people. Not “consumption devices” like iPods and iPads, so successful that the corporate eye wandered, but “creation devices.” Workstations, or their expression in wonderful new forms.

        I’d quote the “Think Different” message to build emotional urgency; then, speaking on behalf of creative professionals, I’d remind him: we’re waiting for such tools, Tim.

  2. My questions would be:

    – Are you the incarnation of Steve Jobs? If not, why not?
    – What is the essential difference between you and Steve Jobs?
    – What did you learn from Steve Jobs?
    – Why are you undoing Steve Jobs’ legacy of throwing money away for short term stock gains?
    – Will Steve be rolling in his grave knowing what you did with his money?

    1. 1-Where is my new Mac Pro?
      2-Why has Apple continuously dumbed down OS X with each iteration?
      3-What has Apple got against removable batteries on iOS devices?
      4-Why no memory card slot on iOS devices?
      5-What great advantage did shutting down retail sales/support of AuthenTec products after Apple bought the company bring to customers or the company?
      6-As a shareholder, explain to me why it is better to a) borrow money, b) buy back stock shares issued, c) pay dividends instead of investing the money in growing Apple’s businesses? Steve famously defended running Apple on the model that growth in stock price was the prime way to reward shareholders.
      7-With over $100 billion banked, why did Apple abandon the server market even as cloud computing is becoming so important to Apple customers and the market in general?

  3. From CNN Money this morning…

    Celebrity bakeoff: Jay Leno, $7,250. Dave Letterman, $7,500. Apple’s Tim Cook, $180,000.
    By Philip Elmer-DeWitt April 25, 2013: 6:41 AM ET

    Apple’s CEO may be on his way to breaking President Bill Clinton’s fundraising record.

    FORTUNE — Talk about two worlds colliding.

    On Monday, a Forbes blogger, a Palm Beach hedge fund manager and a paid consultant for IBM, Microsoft and Dell thought Apple’s (AAPL) share price might go up if they spread rumors that CEO Tim Cook was on his way out.
    On Wednesday, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights opened bidding on a chance to have coffee with Cook on Apple’s Cupertino campus.
    By Thursday morning, Cook had raised more money for the RFK Center than all the other celebrities combined.
    Here’s where the bidding stood at 6 a.m:
    Tim Cook: $180,000
    David Letterman: $7,500
    Jay Leno: $7,250
    Payton Manning: $5,250
    Francis Ford Coppola: $4,250
    Robin Williams: $2,500
    John Mayer: $2,100
    Tim McGraw: $2,000
    Alec Baldwin: $2,000
    David Axelrod: $2,000
    Alison Sweeney: $2,000
    Robert DeNiro: $2,000
    And so on down the B list.
    “Right now, our record for experiences is $255,000 to shadow President Clinton for a day,” says a spokesperson for Charitybuzz, which is running the auction. “We think Cook will break Clinton’s record.”

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