Mercari pummels Craigslist with simplicity

Mercari pummels Craigslist with simplicity

Mercari and simplicity Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 June 2019 Mercari pummels Craigslist with simplicity Before I get to Mercari, let me say a few words about Craigslist. There was a portion of my life where I fully embraced the world of Craigslist. In...
Moog Synthesizers never sway from their core beliefs

Moog Synthesizers never sway from their core beliefs

Moog Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 June 2019 Moog Synthesizers never sway from their core beliefs I never would have imagined that in my 60th decade I would have taken such a fancy to the world of electronic instruments. Granted, it wasn’t until our work...
Design of Nest also its Achilles heel

Design of Nest also its Achilles heel

Nest Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 April 2019 Design of Nest also its Achilles heel About five years back, I splurged on a Nest thermostat. Then, as is apropos of my marital existence, I pled with my wife for forgiveness. You see, it was really hard for...
Amazon Dash never really made sense

Amazon Dash never really made sense

Amazon Dash Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 March 2019 Amazon Dash never really made sense I admire Amazon’s product ingenuity. So much that I own just about as many Amazon devices as I do from Apple — which is quite the feat for an uber-Apple fan like me....
Netflix downloads grow more robust

Netflix downloads grow more robust

Netflix downloads Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 July 2018 Netflix downloads grow more robust It’s a stunner to me that only a few streaming services do it, but why don’t more of them offer downloads of their content like Netflix? OK, Amazon Prime...
What’s next for the Dell brand?

What’s next for the Dell brand?

The Dell brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 July 2018 What’s next for the Dell brand? There’s more than something to be said for finding a company’s niche, as it were. In fact, that’s the definition of a brand: Identifying who you are for and who you...
Dow Jones kicks out GE. Now what?

Dow Jones kicks out GE. Now what?

Dow Jones ousts GE Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 June 2018 Dow Jones kicks out GE. Now what? In 1896, the stock market adds GE as one of Dow Industrial Average’s first companies. As of June 26th of this year, it will no longer be part of the DJIA. I...
Tim Cook. CEO extraordinary.

Tim Cook. CEO extraordinary.

Tim Cook is leading the way Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 June 2018 Apple CEO Tim Cook Tim Cook. Apple Act 2. Like everyone else, I worried about Apple’s succession plan. I was a died-in-the-wool member of the Steve Jobs cult. I was not sure what to...
Macy’s B8ta partnership demonstrates head firmly in sand

Macy’s B8ta partnership demonstrates head firmly in sand

Macy’s B8ta Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 June 2018 Macy’s B8ta partnership demonstrates head firmly in sand I know I sound like a screaming banshee, but when are retailers going to wake the hell up? Take Macy’s, a retailer floundering so much...
Could the AT&T Time Warner merger actually be good?

Could the AT&T Time Warner merger actually be good?

AT&T Time Warner merger Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 June 2018 Could the AT&T Time Warner merger actually be good? The potential of an AT&T Time Warner merger fascinates me. Because, in light of a district court judge’s decision to allow...
Can facial recognition technology save retail?

Can facial recognition technology save retail?

Facial recognition Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 May 2018 Can facial recognition technology save retail? How far will stores go with facial recognition? Especially in light of a dismal future for brick and mortar stores? Several retailers, including...
Thrive makes a difference for phone users

Thrive makes a difference for phone users

Thrive app Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 May 2018 Thrive makes a difference for phone users Like most of us, I have a love-hate relationship with my cell phone. This is why I know Arianna Huffington is onto something great with the Thrive app. On the...