We have chats with colleagues over coffee almost every day ranging from small talks that build camaraderie to robust conversations that lead us to new ways of thinking, feeling and acting. After all, picking your superior’s brain is a great way to get ahead in your career and perhaps in your personal life. However, there’s one peculiar coffee chat that promises not only mind-blowing conversations but also a staggering bill: $610,000.
Someone actually paid this amount for an hour of chat over coffee with Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, at Apple Headquarters in Cupertino.
No, they won’t be served with the world’s most expensive coffee. This coffee date reached this value when bidders fought a hard battle at Charity Buzz Auction. The most desperate and deep-pocketed date seeker won the world’s priciest publicized meeting when no one else placed a bit higher than 610,000 USD during the closing day, May 14, 2013. Proceeds will benefit the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights.
The buyer was discerning enough not to disclose his/her identity. Who could he/she be? Who has placed their precious money just to meet Tim Cook face to face? Some critics say it must be just Apple’s way of popularizing the lesser-known Apple CEO. Regardless, this bidding surely sent a clear message that Apple still has a valuable CEO after Jobs.