• 00:16

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #51

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    In today's episode, a recap of the MLOVE conference, a percussion free performance of Cathy's "Shut Up and Breathe" presentation and a quick check-in on the state of things.
    The Conversation is not about technology. It's about what you do with it. Jumping from this basic premise, each week The Conversation's Executive Producer & Host Cathy Brooks explores the bits and bytes that are changing the way people get and share information, interact and the way in which this is fundamentally changing social and professional interactions. Each week guests ranging from up and comer entrepreneurs to seasoned influencers and everyone in between join Cathy to talk about what they do, why they do it and how their personal story fits into the mix.

  • 00:31

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #50

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    Something feels right about discussing a conference called MLOVE on the 50th Episode of TheConversation. This event, which kicks off tonight in Monterey, CA, brings together influencers from mobile and digital media for something equal parts conference, dinner party and summer camp. Run by long-time mobile entrepreneuer Harald Neidhardt, MLOVE will feature an array of speakers including The Conversation's own Cathy Brooks. On today's episode Cathy will talk with Harald about the inception of MLOVE, how it has evolved and what place it takes in the tech conference ecosystem.
    GUEST:
    Harald Neidhardt - Chairman of MLOVE ConFestival Advisory Board CMO & Co-Founder of Smaato; Founder of MLOVE
    Harald is Chairman of the advisory Board for the MLOVE ConFestival and a Founder of MLOVE. He is an international marketing & business development executive and the CMO & Co-Founder of Smaato Inc. – a pioneer in mobile advertising headquartered in Silicon Valley.
    Harald is a frequent speaker at international conferences like MMA Forum (Singapore, New York, London, Berlin), AlwaysOn, Mobile Web 2.0, Mobile 2.0 (Barcelona, San Francisco) and attended TED twice as well as the Burning Man festival.
    The Conversation is not about technology. It's about what you do with it. Jumping from this premise, each week The Conversation's Executive Producer & Host Cathy Brooks explores the bits and bytes that are changing the way people get and share information, interact and the way in which this is fundamentally changing social and professional interactions. Guests from up and comer entrepreneurs to seasoned influencers and everyone in between join Cathy to talk about what they do, why they do it and how their personal story fits in.

  • 01:01

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #52

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    Live from the offices of Everything.Me in Tel Aviv, this week's show proffers an update on the Israeli tech scene and looks at some different aspects of creativity including design.
    The Conversation is not about technology. It's about what you do with it. Jumping from this basic premise, each week The Conversation's Executive Producer & Host Cathy Brooks explores the bits and bytes that are changing the way people get and share information, interact and the way in which this is fundamentally changing social and professional interactions. Each week guests ranging from up and comer entrepreneurs to seasoned influencers and everyone in between join Cathy to talk about what they do, why they do it and how their personal story fits into the mix.

  • 00:30

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #49

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    Back from an intense two weeks, Cathy returns to the studio today for a 30-minute episode of the show. On the docket for discussion: family, funerals and the experience of shutting your head in the trunk of a car.
    The Conversation is not about technology. It's about what you do with it. Jumping from this basic premise, each week The Conversation's Executive Producer & Host Cathy Brooks explores the bits and bytes that are changing the way people get and share information, interact and the way in which this is fundamentally changing social and professional interactions. Each week guests ranging from up and comer entrepreneurs to seasoned influencers and everyone in between join Cathy to talk about what they do, why they do it and how their personal story fits into the mix.

  • 01:00

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #44

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    Why do people do the things they do?
    It's a good question, one that TheConversation's host, Cathy Brooks, has been asking since childhood. It's the reason she started this show - to dig into the behaviors and sociology behind the business and technology in our lives. NY Times Journalist Charles Duhigg was asking the question too, and he put on his investigative journalism hat and did what any self-respecting investigative journalist would do - investigated. The result is his new book: "The Power of Habit", which delves into the science of habit formation. The book hits stores (virtual and otherwise) this week, and today he joins Cathy to talk about it.
    The Conversation is not about technology. It's about what you do with it. Jumping from this basic premise, each week The Conversation's Executive Producer & Host Cathy Brooks explores the bits and bytes that are changing the way people get and share information, interact and the way in which this is fundamentally changing social and professional interactions. Each week guests ranging from up and comer entrepreneurs to seasoned influencers and everyone in between join Cathy to talk about what they do, why they do it and how their personal story fits into the mix.

  • 01:00

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #45

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    Matt Moller
    Social Media & CRM digital strategist at Samsung
    Digital brand engagement strategist for Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest technology company. Over 15 years of experience marketing directly to consumers. Instrumental in creating and executing holistic strategies around digital channels including social media optimization, e-CRM, web analytics, web design and SEO. MBA earned in 2001.
    The Conversation is not about technology. It's about what you do with it. Jumping from this basic premise, each week The Conversation's Executive Producer & Host Cathy Brooks explores the bits and bytes that are changing the way people get and share information, interact and the way in which this is fundamentally changing social and professional interactions. Each week guests ranging from up and comer entrepreneurs to seasoned influencers and everyone in between join Cathy to talk about what they do, why they do it and how their personal story fits into the mix.

  • 00:29

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #53

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    Today's abbreviated conversation has Cathy perched atop the oceanfront bluffs of Palos Verdes, CA preparing for the AllThingsDigital (aka AllThingsD, ATD, D10) conference. As it's the 10th one, no doubt there will be plenty special going on. The speaker list, as usual, is platinum - Tim Cook of Apple, Larry Ellison of Oracle, NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Daniel Ek of Spotify, Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn - among others. Rather than prognosticate too much about what D10 *might* be like, today's episode will focus on a few social etiquette gaffes of the last couple weeks and some tips on how to avoid being a member of the douchoise by behaving that way.
    The Conversation is not about technology. It's about what you do with it. Jumping from this basic premise, each week The Conversation's Executive Producer & Host Cathy Brooks explores the bits and bytes that are changing the way people get and share information, interact and the way in which this is fundamentally changing social and professional interactions. Each week guests ranging from up and comer entrepreneurs to seasoned influencers and everyone in between join Cathy to talk about what they do, why they do it and how their personal story fits into the mix.

  • 00:30

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #42

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    Ah the number 42. According to Douglas Adams, it's the meaning of life. So it seems fitting for today's broadcast that Cathy tackle a few topics related to wresting some meaning out of the maelstrom that is the social web. On tap - Peru, politics, urban legend and parables.
    The Conversation is not about technology. It's about what you do with it. Jumping from this basic premise, each week The Conversation's Executive Producer & Host Cathy Brooks explores the bits and bytes that are changing the way people get and share information, interact and the way in which this is fundamentally changing social and professional interactions. Each week guests ranging from up and comer entrepreneurs to seasoned influencers and everyone in between join Cathy to talk about what they do, why they do it and how their personal story fits into the mix.

  • 00:25

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #46

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    After almost a month of solid travel, which included two major, week-long events (TED and SXSW), Cathy returns this week to the Other Than That Studios for a 30 minute solo episode. Recaps of both events, a little compare/contrast discussion, lessons learned and a modified rant about the Rutger's court case.
    The Conversation is not about technology. It's about what you do with it. Jumping from this basic premise, each week The Conversation's Executive Producer & Host Cathy Brooks explores the bits and bytes that are changing the way people get and share information, interact and the way in which this is fundamentally changing social and professional interactions. Each week guests ranging from up and comer entrepreneurs to seasoned influencers and everyone in between join Cathy to talk about what they do, why they do it and how their personal story fits into the mix.

  • 00:30

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #47

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    No one likes a bully. There's a film coming out on the very topic and it has faced some serious issue with the MPAA around its rating. (They wanted to rate it R rather than PG-13 - after heavy lobbying the film is coming out unrated.) And then there's the Rutgers University case we discussed last week a bit on the show. On today's program, Cathy shares a personal story about bullying and discusses the impact it's had on her life.
    The Conversation is not about technology. It's about what you do with it. Jumping from this basic premise, each week The Conversation's Executive Producer & Host Cathy Brooks explores the bits and bytes that are changing the way people get and share information, interact and the way in which this is fundamentally changing social and professional interactions. Each week guests ranging from up and comer entrepreneurs to seasoned influencers and everyone in between join Cathy to talk about what they do, why they do it and how their personal story fits into the mix.

  • 01:00

    The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #39

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    It may be the season for merriment and joy but the truth is that holiday season and the end of the year often bring monumental stress and a rise in depression. It doesn't have to. In the final show of 2011, Cathy is joined again by Happiness Expert, Dr. Aymee Coget to talk about how to combat holiday blues and put a little sparkle into your season as well as looking into 2012 and how to best set a path for a happy year. And of course Cathy will rant ... about something.
    NOTE:  The show will be going on hiatus through the end of the year and into early 2012 as Cathy is off for a holiday in Peru to be followed by a trek to Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show. TheConversation will return on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.
    The Conversation is not about technology. It's about what you do with it. Jumping from this basic premise, each week The Conversation's Executive Producer & Host Cathy Brooks explores the bits and bytes that are changing the way people get and share information, interact and the way in which this is fundamentally changing social and professional interactions. Each week guests ranging from up and comer entrepreneurs to seasoned influencers and everyone in between join Cathy to talk about what they do, why they do it and how their personal story fits into the mix.

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