Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Already dead. Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business. Are Sears and Macy’s in the throes of a death struggle? The problem with Sears and Macy’s won’t be solved with store consolidation, liquidation or closures. And the problem is...
Remembrance Day equals Veterans Day

Remembrance Day equals Veterans Day

Remembrance Day is not Veterans Day Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 November 2016 Remembrance Day equals Veterans Day Today is Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations (which includes Canada). It is a solemn pause in the work week (I hesitate to...
The Dish Tribune war only affects Dish

The Dish Tribune war only affects Dish

Dish and Tribune Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 August 2016   The Dish Tribune war only affects Dish   If you are a Dish subscriber, you are well aware of the Dish Tribune Media dispute, with Tribune owning 42 local stations and WGN America....
The IKEA experience is rooted in a belief

The IKEA experience is rooted in a belief

The IKEA experience is rooted in a belief Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 August 2016 IKEA is actually a destination – retailers take note I am not much into indulging in the retail experience. I could care less about walking up and down aisles of...
Brexit succession means nobody wins

Brexit succession means nobody wins

The unthinkable happened with Brexit Brexit was a bloodless civil war. We have come along way (or have we?). Time was an obscure Archduke could be assassinated in Bosnia and the whole world would be dragged into a global war later called the First World War in history...
Thailand buddhist temple tigers. Stop it.

Thailand buddhist temple tigers. Stop it.

Buddhist Temple Tigers Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 June 2016 Thailand buddhist temple tigers  Thailand Buddhist Temple Tigers The news about 40 dead tiger cubs at the Thailand Temple makes me cringe. So I ask, what is your personal responsibility in...
Facebook Politics. Keep it private.

Facebook Politics. Keep it private.

Facebook Politics are NEVER persuasive Facebook politics (posts about political identification) seem to be more and more commonplace today. I’m not so different from you. I have deeply felt political loyalties. However, if you are like me at all, you just cringe to...
Google Home is a scary proposition

Google Home is a scary proposition

Google Home – I don’t trust Google enough Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 May 2016 Google Home is a scary proposition I don’t always trust Google. Let me take that back. I don’t trust Google at all. Call it paranoia, fear or any...
AAPL Apple sales shrink

AAPL Apple sales shrink

What is wrong with Apple (AAPL)? It still turned a huge profit (one that most brands would tout as a great quarter) but most investors are worried that the Apple magic is gone as AAPL was down 7% in after-hour trading. iPhone sales did not grow for the first time ever...
US Government vs Apple Inc

US Government vs Apple Inc

US Government vs Apple Inc Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 February 2016 US Government vs Apple. Nothing is more American than Apple®pie A brand is a means of identification. The world’s best brands represent the highest aspirations of its adherents. The...
Jeb Bush never had a chance

Jeb Bush never had a chance

Maybe Jeb Bush never really had a chance. News that the third Bush to run for President has dropped out was, at this point, a surprise to no one. When campaigning first began last summer, Jeb Bush was considered the Republican favorite, even when Donald Trump was...
Affinity programs and why they fail.

Affinity programs and why they fail.

Affinity programs and why they fail. Affinity programs and why they fail. Affinity Programs Rarely Create Affinity Almost all businesses from retailers to transportation companies have affinity programs designed to foster brand loyalty. Most work very poorly and often...