How Much Would You Spend For a 30M Meeting WIth Eric Schmidt of Google? Bidding Is At $8K

Bidding is now opened for a what is described as having “Coffee with Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, at Google in New York City.”

“Sit down to coffee with Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, for 30 minutes at Google in New York City.”

Bidding is underway at CharityBuzz.com, where there are currently 4 bidders with a high bid of $8,000.

There are 15 days left in the auction closes on Thursday, August 14th,  2014 at 3 PM EDT. 

The auction listing has an “Estimated Value” of $50,000. The winning bidder will be allowed to bring a guest with them.

A few more of the fine print:

 

  • Travel and accommodations are not included.
  • Winning bidder and guest(s) subject to security screening.
  • Every effort will be made to schedule this experience at the earliest possible date convenient to both parties, but please note it may take up to 1 year to schedule based on availability.
  • We expect all winning bidders and their guests to conduct themselves appropriately when attending an experience won at Charitybuzz. Polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must.

Here is more information on Mr. Schmidt from the CharityBuzz listing:

“Since joining Google in 2001, Eric Schmidt has helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. As executive chairman, he is responsible for the external matters of Google: building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership, as well as advising the CEO and senior leadership on business and policy issues.

From 2001-2011, Eric served as Google’s chief executive officer, overseeing the company’s technical and business strategy alongside founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Under his leadership, Google dramatically scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a strong culture of innovation.

Prior to joining Google, Eric was the chairman and CEO of Novell and chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Previously, he served on the research staff at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Bell Laboratories and Zilog. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Eric is a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council in the U.K. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a fellow in 2007. He also chairs the board of the New America Foundation, and since 2008 has been a trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. In May 2012, Eric became a member of Khan Academy’s board of directors and in 2013 he joined the board of The Economist.”

Comments

  1. Joseph Peterson says

    Spending money for 30 minutes with a powerful person isn’t celebrity worship. It’s cunning. It’s the rule of propinquity. It’s how lobbyists exert power over legislators and presidents on behalf of corporate and other organized interests.

    $50,000 for 30 minutes can grease the wheels for multi-million-dollar deals.

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