The Google brand doomed Google+

The Google brand doomed Google+

The Google brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 October 2018 The Google brand doomed Google+ Google+ was doomed from the start. There are only so many social networks one can prefer. And, more importantly, there exists the little problem of the Google...
Airbnb brand brings home to travel

Airbnb brand brings home to travel

Airbnb brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 October 2018 Airbnb brand brings home to travel If there is one thing my family and I do a lot of, it’s travel. Frankly, the gang and I just can’t help it. It’s in our blood, er, well, maybe we’re just addicted...
Doubling the minimum wage? Good on Amazon.

Doubling the minimum wage? Good on Amazon.

Minimum Wage Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 October 2018 Doubling the minimum wage? Good on Amazon. Call it a response to critics of its labor practices or call it a response to a tight labor market. Amazon increasing its minimum wage in the US to $15 an...
Bird scooters may be the future

Bird scooters may be the future

Bird scooters Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 October 2018 Bird scooters may be the future Last weekend, my wife and I trekked to downtown Raleigh to visit my daughter. Our end game was to see the iconic Joan Baez in concert. (She was utterly fantastic.)...
Build-A-Bear pressures you to fork over cash

Build-A-Bear pressures you to fork over cash

Build-A-Bear Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 September 2018 Build-A-Bear pressures you to fork over cash Let’s take a moment and chat about the biggest rip-off there is, the Build-a-Bear workshop. This Labor Day, I gave my son and daughter-in-law a morning...
Prime Day remains the tops, despite glitches

Prime Day remains the tops, despite glitches

Prime Day Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 July 2018 Prime Day remains the tops, despite glitches There are very few shopping events that get me excited. Let me rephrase that. There is only one shopping event that gets me excited — Amazon’s Prime Day. Even...
NBA branding needs fewer All-Stars for Golden State

NBA branding needs fewer All-Stars for Golden State

NBA branding Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 July 2018 NBA branding needs fewer All-Stars for Golden State Here I go again, spouting out about NBA branding. But can you blame me? What with the Golden State Warriors picking up yet another high-calibre...
2018 E3, Fortnite shows gaming is alive and well

2018 E3, Fortnite shows gaming is alive and well

Fortnite and gaming Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 June 2018 2018 E3, Fortnite shows gaming is alive and well In early 2017, Barron’s headline “Video Game Sales Are Fading and It’s Crushing Game Stop” suggests that there was something wrong with video...
IHOP should change its name to IHOB

IHOP should change its name to IHOB

IHOP becoming IHOB Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 June 2018 IHOP should change its name to IHOB So what do you think IHOB means? If you haven’t heard, IHOP is running a social media campaign, saying it’s changing its name to IHOB. For most, and most...
Lego: The best toy brand with only one flaw

Lego: The best toy brand with only one flaw

Lego Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 May 2018 Lego: The best toy brand with only one flaw I adore my grandkids. Perhaps it’s because I hand them back to their parents at the end of the night — you know, when they are cranky. And my job is done. As a...
NASCAR brand escaping notice anymore

NASCAR brand escaping notice anymore

NASCAR brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 March 2018 NASCAR brand escaping notice anymore So, did anyone notice yesterday’s Martinsville Cup snowed out? Probably not, because the NASCAR brand fails to attract much notice anymore. Especially when Duke...
Bicycle cards owns the category – and me

Bicycle cards owns the category – and me

Bicycle cards Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 March 2018 Bicycle cards owns the category – and me We all sport idiosyncrasies, and we should embrace them. I’m no different. I obsess over collecting obscure items, such as pocket watches. Yea, I have...