Few filmmakers are more unique than Ken Burns

Few filmmakers are more unique than Ken Burns

Few filmmakers are more unique than Ken Burns Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 March 2017 I consider Ken Burns one of the greats In my time away from the grind, I like to consider myself an amateur historian. My passion is the Civil War, so you can imagine...
Make America Great Again. Careful what you ask for.

Make America Great Again. Careful what you ask for.

Make America Great Again. Really? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 February 2017 Make America Great Again. Careful what you ask for. The lets’ Make America Great Again brand is a perfect example of a slogan. Not a brand. Slogans get repeated and brands are...
Fake News. Survivalists. No thank you.

Fake News. Survivalists. No thank you.

Fake News and Survivalists. I’m Scared. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 January 2017 Fake News and The End of Everything Survivalists have always seemed on the outside looking in to me. Fake news and alternative facts never seemed really dangerous...
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...
Politically ignorant generation of sheep

Politically ignorant generation of sheep

Politically ignorant generation of sheep Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 July 2016 The news industry is not doing us any favors The word ignorant gets its root from the word ignore. Someone who is ignorant is someone who ignores. Because we ignore, we are...
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...
Pearl Harbor changed us all

Pearl Harbor changed us all

On the eve of the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, President Obama addressed the American public last night on ISIS, terrorism and the world we have live in now. As today is the 74th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, it’s important to remember that it was...
Paris terrorism and the brand of France

Paris terrorism and the brand of France

Paris terrorism and the French brand Firstly, I want to say that I am not a Francophile. I travel all over the globe on business and enjoy France no more or no less than I do the UK, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Austria and every other nation I am privileged to visit....
A reasonable view of the Confederate Flag

A reasonable view of the Confederate Flag

A reasonable view of the Confederate Flag Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 June 2015 Just hear me out I am a history hound and have a special love and interest in the Civil War. The controversy over the South Carolina use of the Confederate Battle flag is...
Confederate Flag at Washington and Lee

Confederate Flag at Washington and Lee

The Confederate Flag at Washington and Lee University Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2016 Confederate Flag at Washington and Lee Was the Confederate Flag(s) that adorned the Lee Chapel as offensive as the South Carolina Flag? With all the...
Napoleon and Waterloo Anniversary is a lesson in marketing

Napoleon and Waterloo Anniversary is a lesson in marketing

Napoleon and Waterloo anniversary is a lesson in marketing Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 June 2015   Think strategically   So today is the day when thousands of reenactors portray the famous battle where Napoleon met his end and...
There was nobody like Shirley Temple

There was nobody like Shirley Temple

There was nobody like Shirley Temple Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 February 2014 Shirley Temple was a genre unto herself Shirley Temple was a genre unto herself. There was no classifying her. She wasn’t just a child star or a musical performer. That...