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),...
The NFL protests by its players risk disaster

The NFL protests by its players risk disaster

The NFL Protests Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 September 2017 NFL protests. The stakes are high. The NFL protests may be a danger to the US itself. What on earth is going on? Do you disagree with the NFL protests by many of the players? The ones where...
Confederate Statue Removal. Abomination.

Confederate Statue Removal. Abomination.

Rewriting History. Brands must be true. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 31 May 2017 Confederate Statue Removal Confederate Statue Removal The Confederate statue removal creates a modern US brand with no basis in truth. Modern racist (1950s) history hijacked...
Few filmmakers are more unique than Ken Burns

Few filmmakers are more unique than Ken Burns

Few filmmakers are more unique than Ken Burns Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 March 2017 I consider Ken Burns one of the greats In my time away from the grind, I like to consider myself an amateur historian. My passion is the Civil War, so you can imagine...
Make America Great Again. Careful what you ask for.

Make America Great Again. Careful what you ask for.

Make America Great Again. Really? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 February 2017 Make America Great Again. Careful what you ask for. The lets’ Make America Great Again brand is a perfect example of a slogan. Not a brand. Slogans get repeated and brands are...
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...
Remembrance Day equals Veterans Day

Remembrance Day equals Veterans Day

Remembrance Day is not Veterans Day Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 November 2016 Remembrance Day equals Veterans Day Today is Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations (which includes Canada). It is a solemn pause in the work week (I hesitate to...
Politically ignorant generation of sheep

Politically ignorant generation of sheep

Politically ignorant generation of sheep Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 July 2016 The news industry is not doing us any favors The word ignorant gets its root from the word ignore. Someone who is ignorant is someone who ignores. Because we ignore, we are...
Brexit succession means nobody wins

Brexit succession means nobody wins

The unthinkable happened with Brexit Brexit was a bloodless civil war. We have come along way (or have we?). Time was an obscure Archduke could be assassinated in Bosnia and the whole world would be dragged into a global war later called the First World War in history...
Pearl Harbor changed us all

Pearl Harbor changed us all

On the eve of the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, President Obama addressed the American public last night on ISIS, terrorism and the world we have live in now. As today is the 74th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, it’s important to remember that it was...
Paris terrorism and the brand of France

Paris terrorism and the brand of France

Paris terrorism and the French brand Firstly, I want to say that I am not a Francophile. I travel all over the globe on business and enjoy France no more or no less than I do the UK, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Austria and every other nation I am privileged to visit....
A reasonable view of the Confederate Flag

A reasonable view of the Confederate Flag

A reasonable view of the Confederate Flag Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 June 2015 Just hear me out I am a history hound and have a special love and interest in the Civil War. The controversy over the South Carolina use of the Confederate Battle flag is...