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...
A mea culpa on Apple’s AirPods

A mea culpa on Apple’s AirPods

Apple’s AirPods Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 January 2018 A mea culpa on Apple’s AirPods Every so often I might be wrong. Yeah, it’s true. I know. So let’s own up to a mistake. Last year, I rail on Apple’s AirPods and now I’m...
Charging for replacement Apple batteries?

Charging for replacement Apple batteries?

Apple batteries Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 January 2018 Charging for replacement Apple batteries? How often does Apple screw up? Enough to take a bit of the shine off its brand. Over the holidays, customers uncover Apple batteries being slowed down in...
NFL Issues: What’s the future look like?

NFL Issues: What’s the future look like?

A look at the current state of the NFL NFL Issues: What’s the future look like? All sports leagues should have these problems. While the NFL issues range from protests to falling ratings to concerns over concussions, the league still remains the most popular sports...
End of the American Century

End of the American Century

American Influence. Declining. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 October 2017 End of the American Century I was thinking about a book, written by a friend of mine entitled The End of the American Century. The author is Steve Schlossstein (yes indeed 3 Ss),...
BlackBerry Motion represents the same old, same old

BlackBerry Motion represents the same old, same old

BlackBerry Motion Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 October 2017 BlackBerry Motion represents the same old, same old My critiques of the BlackBerry brand over the years read harshly. And for good reason. My assessment of the BlackBerry Motion phone? It’ll...
AOL AIM ignored the entire competitive set

AOL AIM ignored the entire competitive set

AOL AIM Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 October 2017 AOL AIM ignored the entire competitive set The news of AOL ending its AIM service comes as a shock to no one. Now, AOL can concentrate on…um. What exactly? The Huffington Post, which it owns?...
The brand failure of the Los Angeles Chargers

The brand failure of the Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 October 2017 The brand failure of the Los Angeles Chargers The first quarter of the 2017 NFL season demonstrates that the Chiefs rock, the Patriots defense sucks, Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed...
Nobody comes close to Tom Petty

Nobody comes close to Tom Petty

Tom Petty Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 October 2017 Nobody comes close to Tom Petty The death of rock icon, Tom Petty, hits me hard. Going to bed, the news says Petty is clinging to life, fighting until the end. By morning, news says Petty passes over...
Equifax waits six weeks, blows its brand promise

Equifax waits six weeks, blows its brand promise

The Equifax hack Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 September 2017 Equifax waits six weeks, blows its brand promise Data breeches suck. No one appreciates it when hackers break into a company and retrieve your personal information. Then you change passwords,...