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...
Facebook as news. Where will it stop?

Facebook as news. Where will it stop?

Do we now view Facebook as news? Is it a news source? After a live, 10-minute video of a police officer shooting a black man (Philando Castile) in Minnesota was posted on Facebook, there is a great deal of chatter about Facebook’s role in news and its responsibility...
The legacy of Harper Lee

The legacy of Harper Lee

Last week, America lost a literary icon. Harper Lee, the author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, died at the age of 89 in Monroeville, Alabama. Her first novel, published in 1960, has left an indelible imprint on our culture — it did for me —...
Tom Clancy: The mark of a personal brand

Tom Clancy: The mark of a personal brand

Tom Clancy: The mark of a personal brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 October 2013 The Tom Clancy brand has reached novels, movies and video games As you may know, Tom Clancy died yesterday. While I was not a fan of his literary catalog, I applaud the...
No question, Barnes & Noble stock is in trouble

No question, Barnes & Noble stock is in trouble

No question, Barnes & Noble stock is in trouble Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 August 2013 And time is running out What is wrong with Barnes & Noble stock? If you ask investors, they would tell you the bookseller has lost its importance because...
Amazon’s Kindle Fire to play the price game  – will it work?

Amazon’s Kindle Fire to play the price game – will it work?

Amazon’s Kindle Fire to play the price game  – will it work? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 30 September 2011 This will hurt the Nook more than the iPad Amazon has just made things interesting. Today, in my daily quest to find new electronic...
Chevy Volt is Motor Trend’s Car of the Year. What?

Chevy Volt is Motor Trend’s Car of the Year. What?

Chevy Volt is Motor Trend’s Car of the Year. What? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 November 2010 It hasn’t even been released yet Motor Trend has named Chevy Volt the “Car of the Year” for 2011, even though the car is not available...

Borders online. It’s just more of “So what”

Is it news that Borders finally jumped into the online bookstore business? Only as a footnote demonstrating how behind the times the once mighty bookseller has become. The book market is shifting with the suddenness of an earthquake and, very shortly, all the old...

Larry King is leaving. CNN is dying.

I was interviewed by the New York Times a few weeks back regarding CNN’s plunging ratings.  The article (you can read it here) was mostly about Larry King and his show’s decline in the ratings. My perspective was that Larry King’s show was a symptom of the CNN...

CNN has no brand. It has personality, and that is the problem.

What is wrong with CNN and why are its ratings dropping faster than a meteor? Well, it is not the fault of Larry King or Anderson Cooper. They are a result of the problem. CNN is a brand without a promise. It claims to be a news channel, but delivers the same playful...