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    Tom Dougherty CEO, Stealing Share

    Tom Dougherty is the President and CEO of Stealing Share, Inc., and has helped national and global brands such as Lexus, IKEA and Tide steal market share over his 25-year career.

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There was nobody like Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple was a genre unto herself. There was no classifying her. She wasn’t just a child star or a musical performer. That would be dismissive. There was nobody like her.

She basically saved Fox Studios and was America’s smiling hope during the Depression. She was even the subject of a Salvador Dali painting. Nobody was more popular during the 30’s.

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Now, I wasn’t born during her heyday but I know how my parents talked about her in fond, happy tones. I do remember watching her as a child and being delighted.

Shirley Temple died late yesterday at the age of 85, and I think it’s important to note her passing. When the important people of our culture and history leave us, there is something that is always lost.

It marks a milestone and the surprising thing, compared to today’s child stars, is that her film stardom was only but a small portion of her life. She was appointed as a representative to the UN and served as Ambassador to Ghana as well as Czechoslovakia.

Godspeed, Shirley Temple. You were loved.

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