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...
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...
Alternative Facts and Newspaper Rebranding

Alternative Facts and Newspaper Rebranding

Fake News and Alternative Facts Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 February 2017 Alternative Facts and Newspaper Rebranding Alternative Facts and fake news are the new headlines. (Read a blog I wrote on fake news here.) The White House has created a new genre...
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...
The US brand. What is the United States of America?

The US brand. What is the United States of America?

The US brand. What is the United States of America? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2016 The US brand. What is the United States of America?  The US brand is under siege. Is anyone else worried about the future of the US? I don’t mean in terms of...
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...
The Pat Summitt Brand

The Pat Summitt Brand

The Brand of Pat Summitt Pat Summitt knew, but you might not know, that many many years ago I owned a scouting service for Division 1 NCAA basketball programs. Women’s Division 1 NCAA basketball programs. I was privileged to meet and get to know many of the basketball...
The Amazon Fresh will be a winner for sure

The Amazon Fresh will be a winner for sure

Amazon Fresh Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 May 2016 The Amazon Fresh will be a winner for sure Amazon Fresh. Amazon is not just a threat for retailers. Now, supermarkets will be too. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the online retail giant...
US Government vs Apple Inc

US Government vs Apple Inc

US Government vs Apple Inc Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 February 2016 US Government vs Apple. Nothing is more American than Apple®pie A brand is a means of identification. The world’s best brands represent the highest aspirations of its adherents. The...
Republican Debate Survey Results

Republican Debate Survey Results

Republican Debate Survey Results Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 August 2013 How the candidates did The Debate Format Stealing Share sponsored a quick survey of people who watched the Republican debate on August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  The results...
The Donald Trump debate continues

The Donald Trump debate continues

(If you watched the debate, share your thoughts in a short survey here)Tonight, the top 10 polling Republicans face off in the first of the Republican Presidential debates (or as I call it… the Donald Trump Debate). The Donald Trump debate is interesting because...