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How much would you pay to have lunch with Tim Cook?

0. phoneArena 24 Apr 2014, 19:36 posted on

Last year, a charity auction collected a cool $600,000 for the privilege of having a cup of coffee with...

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posted on 24 Apr 2014, 19:38 31

1. Sesameopen (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


how about none

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 20:14 4

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"If time with Tim Cook is too rich for your taste, you could go for lunch with former Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, or meet Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Anderson Cooper, Arianna Huffington, Vanessa Williams, and Richard Saul Wurman, creator and chairman of the TED Conference are part of the line-up."

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posted on 24 Apr 2014, 20:55 2

23. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"How much would you pay to have lunch with Tim Cook?"

My answer is nothing!

If I will feel that I want to contribute to charity I will do that without all this "show off" thing. Because at the moment in my opinion the main point of all this is just to show off and charity is just a side effect here. Basicaly you are making free advertisement for Tim Cook.

How much money Tim Cook will contribute for this charity or he will just gain free advertisement !?

In my opinion on one hand it is still a good thing while money goes for charity but on another hand it is a bit pathetic.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 20:59 8

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


In my opinion CHARITY is when you are doing something for FREE not for self advertising or "show off" thing.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 20:27 8

15. Doakie (Posts: 2108; Member since: 06 May 2009)


He'd have to buy me lunch for me to go. I don't idolize this guy in any way. He didn't even create Apple. He got the CFO job then took over as CEO because the gifted guy who built the company died. Big woop!

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 08:07 1

62. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I would pay 10$.............................for tip.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 10:24 2

70. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I will pay nothing, instead I will let him pay all the bill

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 10:32

71. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Why would a high profile person waste his time on a peasant like you?

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 12:52 2

73. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


ask this question from him instead of wasting your time on me

posted on 26 Apr 2014, 04:41

88. RuiBacelar (Posts: 153; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


iDiots

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 19:39 15

2. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Soo..

Apple is now on dating business huh?

Good job apple..

Whos next? Dating with BB CEO John Chen?

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 22:02 4

39. kryme (Posts: 371; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


oh lord they gonna sue the sh*t out of eharmony and match...

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 19:40 1

3. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Is this a trick question?

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 19:46 4

4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


This is the real Apple. And it is repugnant. The super rich can pay big dollars -- $600K is more than the average American makes in his/her lifetime -- to lunch with Tim Cook. As if we needed more proof that America is an oligarchy.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 00:00

50. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


It's to benefit a charity. This isn't unusual at all. People with money pay big money to do these things and everybody wins because of it.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 10:05

66. zunaidahmed (Posts: 868; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


Yeah, but the average income of iuser is way higher, i mean average......

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 19:49 5

5. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


It is for charity.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 20:30 4

16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


The main point of this is just to show off and charity is just a side effect here.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 20:47 4

21. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


I don't think that, he could have turned down the opportunity easily, and justified it with a thousand different reasons that are real.

Apple's court antics disgust me, their pricing is ridiculous, but if someone wants to enter a contest where the money goes to charity, so what. I don't throw out the baby with the bath water, this has nothing to do with any negative things Apple might be doing.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 21:02

26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


More details about my opinion is in my comments #23 and #24. :)

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 21:12 1

28. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Charity is more than just what you define it as.

Tim Cook is big into charity contributions. When Apple was struggling, Jobs cut all charity matching. He also refused to bring it back when they started making millions of dollars profit. When Tim took over, he brought it back. I don't have a problem with him helping charity causes and if anyone does, they need to step back and do a self analysis. It's okay to hate Apple but if you have a problem with Tim Cook helping charity, you have some issues that need worked out.

Cook is the CEO for one of the biggest companies on the planet, he doesn't need this as an opportunity for attention, he already has it.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 21:34 1

32. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"When Tim took over, he brought it back."

He did that as a person or as a company CEO because it is two different things?

"It's okay to hate Apple but if you have a problem with Tim Cook helping charity, you have some issues that need worked out."

In my comments I didn't mentioned Apple at all. Also I don't have any problems if someone contributes for charity. I was just talking about the way how it is done.

"Cook is the CEO for one of the biggest companies on the planet, he doesn't need this as an opportunity for attention, he already has it."

With same success we can say that Apple, Samsung, Google or let's say Lady Gaga or Justin Timberlake already very well known so all they are not in need for advertisement! But it is not true! We all know how har they are working to gain more attention.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 21:39

34. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Or hey, maybe, just maybe, they are asking people of high profile because it brings in more donations. No, couldn't possibly be the reason.

You have a problem with Tim Cook. Get over it.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 21:47

37. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Or hey, maybe, just maybe, they are asking people of high profile because it brings in more donations"

I won't deny that there is also part of truth in that.

"You have a problem with Tim Cook."

No I don't! I just see two sides of this campaign and that's it. So get over it. ;)

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 21:30 1

30. superfans (Posts: 155; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Everything apple did are a greedy behaviour to them , when apple does charity its show off and when apple doesn't its greedy .

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 21:43

35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Did I mentioned Apple? Nope!

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 00:35 2

52. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


This is exacty it. Basically Apple is putting on a show and the charity is some fake thing that just gives the money back to the wealthy.

Apple uses marketing to make themselves look good. This is how Apple works.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 05:23 3

59. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Wow. You guys are letting your blind hatred for apple to criticize instead of seeing the true purpose which is charity. Most people will never pay a penny to charity and you're bashing on this article. Who cares about this method. It's NONPROFIT. I don't even like apple but I'm not retarded or biased as a fangirl.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 10:11 1

67. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"It's NONPROFIT."

You like it or not but here is my subjective opinion:
It is nonprofit only in first stage, but as I already have explained that it will generate big advertisement for Tim Cook as Apple CEO. And that's mean this advertisement will improve company's image. And better company's image = biger profit. And the best part of all this that company don't have to pay for this advertisement it is free.

And as I have said before: I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST CHARITY!

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 15:28 1

81. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


The reason why this charity method will improve apple's image is because of news sites like this, not because of him. Apple didnt even intend the everyone to know about this.If they did, they wouldve made commercials. I actually prefer a world where companies use charity to improve image instead of spending millions on advertising teams.

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