“But you don’t even know the guy!”.
All the more reason to meet.
I don’t believe I’m that special. A little extraordinary, maybe, but think this through:
How often does a President get a straight-forward call "Let’s do lunch, just for the sake of meeting each other”.
I don’t know what your pain/problem is so I can’t be selling you a solution; it can’t be a sales call.
That’s not true; I AM selling something – the idea that we might meet for lunch and just chat. When the Pres says yes, I pump my fist in the air, occasionally dropping the mobile phone, and do a few spiral Trudeau-like pirouettes.
But why not ask someone out for coffee?
Answer: Meeting someone for coffee between 9am and noon, or between 2pm and 5pm represents a half-hour slice out of their busy working day.
But everyone takes an hour off in the middle of the day to go to lunch.
Lunch does not represent a drain on the working day schedule.