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How much would you pay?
« on: April 27, 2013, 02:34:53 PM »
Hi guys! Well, I was reading about this auction which offers you to have a cup of coffee with Tim Cook at Apple headquarters. It's 17 days left and the current bid is already over $600k. https://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/rfkcenter/catalog_items/337478

So, I was wondering how much would you pay to talk to the Canon Chairman or someone who's is directly in charge of development of Canon photo gear? Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  :)

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How much would you pay?
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Re: How much would you pay?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 02:48:13 PM »
Depends - would the cup of coffee (or tea, as the case may be) include an NDA and disclosure of upcoming plans?  Somehow I doubt Tim Cook will divulge the details of the iPhone 6 or the forthcoming iWatch and iToaster...
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Re: How much would you pay?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 09:53:52 AM »
I would pay exactly .23 cents.

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Re: How much would you pay?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 10:07:13 AM »
They are allowed to invite me.
Rumors (!) said, they are well paid for their visionary decisions and leadership.....
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Re: How much would you pay?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2013, 10:30:07 AM »
Not really interested interesting in meeting a canon Exec socially.

If I could get the inside scope (via an NDA) that would be interesting.  Of course, my lips would need to be sown shut.   :-X


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Re: How much would you pay?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2013, 10:31:08 AM »
Interesting. Cook hasn't really proven himself (at least to me) to be a terribly effective leader in the wake of Jobs death. Now Jobs was definitely a visionary, if also a huge @sshole from time to time, but he seemed to get the best out of his people and they either loved him or hated him for it.  Cook seems almost like a place holder until apple can invent the iSteve.  Personally I'd rather meet Warren Buffet or michael Bloomberg (buffet also auctions off his time for a charity each year if I remember).

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Re: How much would you pay?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2013, 10:38:26 AM »
Why pay money to see a loser, the leader and visionary is gone the fall of apple has begun :'(
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2013, 10:38:26 AM »

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Re: How much would you pay?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2013, 11:07:57 AM »
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If I saw the Canon bigwig stranded outside my house in a blizzard, I'd shelter him for only $50,000 per day. I'm sure he would understand and agree with my pricing.

He would have to pay more to use my photo equipment while he was here, and anytime I took a picture he would be required to remove my lens cap and hold it.
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Re: How much would you pay?
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2013, 12:04:47 PM »
I wouldn't pay a penny to meet any of these people.  I don't see what I have to gain from them.

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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2013, 12:22:02 PM »
$50 maybe... and I'm hesitant to do even that...
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Re: How much would you pay?
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2013, 12:32:33 PM »
About as much as a coffee is worth.
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Re: How much would you pay?
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2013, 05:28:57 PM »
About as much as a coffee is worth.

If they serve a nice lunch... yeah I could see paying a little more... especially if there is an open bar or drinks are included. 

"Yes... I will take the salmon and a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue."
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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2013, 08:43:50 AM »
Depends on the coffee ...
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Re: How much would you pay?
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2013, 09:22:57 AM »
About as much as a coffee is worth.

If they serve a nice lunch... yeah I could see paying a little more... especially if there is an open bar or drinks are included. 

"Yes... I will take the salmon and a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue."

+1 (although I would actually prefer some filet mignon and a Cognac!)  ;)
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Re: How much would you pay?
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2013, 10:18:17 AM »
About as much as a coffee is worth.

If they serve a nice lunch... yeah I could see paying a little more... especially if there is an open bar or drinks are included. 

"Yes... I will take the salmon and a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue."

+1 (although I would actually prefer some filet mignon and a Cognac!)  ;)
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