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The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode #29

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Last week the tech industry and indeed the business world was shaken by news ... that frankly shouldn't have come as a surprise. VIsionary leader of Apple, Steve Jobs, stepped down from his role as CEO of the company. With his illness such a major topic in recent years, this wasn't exactly earth shattering but what was very interesting was the inclination of some media to focus on a very specific aspect of his successor, Tim Cook. Besides having a strong operational and focal position at Apple over the years and having been groomed to take this position, Tim Cook is gay. On this week's episode, Cathy is joined by long time Valley journalist Tom Foremski to discuss the issue of sexuality as a business qualifer and why, if we've come so far, this has to be an issue.

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.