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),...
Brand Blindness. Brand Loyalty. Persuasive.

Brand Blindness. Brand Loyalty. Persuasive.

Brand Blindnes is Brand Loyalty Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 April 2017 Brand loyalty and brand blindness Did you know that brand loyalty is a form of brand blindness? Even though most of us believe we act rationally, self-identification is a form of...
Sears Amazon. Amazon is the old Sears Roebuck.

Sears Amazon. Amazon is the old Sears Roebuck.

Amazon is the new Sears Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 February 2017 Sears Amazon. Amazon is the old Sears Roebuck. I’ll explain the Roebuck part of Sears Roebuck in a minute. Yesterday, I happened upon a song while driving home from the office. It was...
Super Bowl problem. Super Bowl 51.

Super Bowl problem. Super Bowl 51.

Super Bowl Problem #51 Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 February 2017 Super Bowl problem. Super Bowl 51. The Super Bowl Problem The Super Bowl problem is a new one but it is not the only one. The NFL has a lot of problems on its docket. CTE. Falling...
Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Already dead. Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business. Are Sears and Macy’s in the throes of a death struggle? The problem with Sears and Macy’s won’t be solved with store consolidation, liquidation or closures. And the problem is...
Cree LED lightbulbs have lost brand power

Cree LED lightbulbs have lost brand power

Cree’s Failure Cree LED lightbulbs have lost brand power Cree LED lightbulbs. An Example of surrendering initiative. For Stealing Share, Cree LED lightbulbs is in our backyard. I follow the company because it is great to see a local company innovate and win. I...
Macy’s declines in importance. Tip of the iceberg.

Macy’s declines in importance. Tip of the iceberg.

Macy’s declines in importance. Tip of the iceberg. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 November 2016 It’s only a matter of time Macy’s declines in market share and revenue because department stores are holding onto a model of the market that no...
Why are we slow to adopt the Apple Watch?

Why are we slow to adopt the Apple Watch?

A funny thing has happened to my family members of late – they won’t go anywhere without their Apple Watches. Me, I still don’t have one. (I am a fervent collector of antique pocket watches, and won’t leave home without one.) But that doesn’t mean I haven’t noticed...
The Secret To Brand Preference- It’s All About You

The Secret To Brand Preference- It’s All About You

Creating brand preference The Secret To Brand Preference- It’s All About You How brand preference is made. What we buy is ourselves Check to see if you’ve ever heard this. You’re watching a reality TV show and a contestant does something that endangers their...