U2’s Joshua Tree was the epitome of the band’s brand

U2’s Joshua Tree was the epitome of the band’s brand

U2’s Joshua Tree was the epitome of the band’s brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 January 2017 There is a different U2 before and after Joshua Tree There are a handful of albums that hold a deep place in my heart. Perhaps the most poignant of them all...
Leonard Cohen Dies at 82. He was important.

Leonard Cohen Dies at 82. He was important.

Leonard Cohen Dies at 82. He was important. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 November 2016 I loved Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen died yesterday at the too young of an age of 82. He was part of my personal brand. What is your personal brand? You can read...
Amazon Unlimited Music strikes the right chord

Amazon Unlimited Music strikes the right chord

Amazon Unlimited Music strikes the right chord   Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 October 2016    Amazon making its move into streaming music   I like my music. In fact, I am about as much of a music nut as I am about the latest tech fads....
The dependable and durable brand of Bose

The dependable and durable brand of Bose

The Dependable Brand of Bose Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 August 2016 The Dependable Brand of Bose. I like to consider myself as a bit of an audiophile. Realize, I am not here to suggest that I know every little thing about sound products. Nope, I am...
A market study in the era of Peak TV

A market study in the era of Peak TV

Peak TV A market study in the era of Peak TV The winners and losers of Peak TV, and what Apple TV can do about it We are living in the world of Peak TV, a term coined by FX President John Landgraf a few years ago – and he was right in many ways. We are living in an...
Radiohead and brand identity

Radiohead and brand identity

Radiohead and brand identity Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 May 2016   Radiohead continues to look ahead   I admire the band Radiohead tremendously. It took me a bit of time to jump on board and call myself a fan. That’s not something I do...
Respecting Pearl Jam

Respecting Pearl Jam

Back when my now thirty-six year-old son was 13, his favorite band was Pearl Jam. In his world, no other band came close to this group. He idolized Eddie Vedder, wrote a research paper about them, and even dressed in grungy attire. (Well, he was a middle schooler...
What’s up with David Crosby? No more CSN.

What’s up with David Crosby? No more CSN.

What’s up with David Crosby? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 April 2016 What’s up with David Crosby? No more CSN.  I admit that I was once one of the most floral of flower children in the late sixties. I have stories to tell my friends, but...
Willie Nelson is on my mind

Willie Nelson is on my mind

Willie Nelson Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 April 2016 Willie Nelson is on my mind  My mind has a curious way of working. Maybe you are like me (as it would give me comfort to know I am not alone in my oddities). Certain objects, entertainers (musicians,...
Urban Outfitters and vinyl records

Urban Outfitters and vinyl records

Urban Outfitters taking a step back Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 March 2016 Urban Outfitters and vinyl records I am a child of the 60’s and proud of it. In fact, a greater majority of my brand beliefs are rooted in ideas that sprang forth at that...
The curious evolution of TIDAL

The curious evolution of TIDAL

The curious evolution of TIDAL Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 March 2016 Is Tidal shady? My love of music is inescapable. Just last night, I was up late scouring over used Pono music players on Amazon. Sure, I realize this is something I don’t...
The transformations of David Bowie

The transformations of David Bowie

The news of the death of David Bowie came as a shock to many of us who always saw the pop idol as the chameleon whose transformations could overcome anything. Even death. Fighting cancer at age 69, however, was too much for him and the world lost one of its most...