There was little Toys R Us could do

There was little Toys R Us could do

Toys R Us Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 March 2018 There was little Toys R Us could do Were you a Toys R Us kid who didn’t want to grow up? It saddens me that Toys ‘R Us is shutting down. It really does. Toys R Us stood as a retailing icon. For many...
Apple education event shows promise

Apple education event shows promise

Apple education Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 March 2018 Apple education event shows promise I am not always jazzing for Apple events, but the upcoming keynote, “Field Trip” has me hopeful. This, as both the name and as pundits suggest, focuses...
OverDrive a haven for book readers

OverDrive a haven for book readers

OverDrive Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 June 2017 OverDrive a haven for book readers For those who love to read, the OverDrive app might just be the greatest gift to readers of all tastes. And what’s better. It’s also keeping our libraries relevant and...
Apple’s mistakes make me mad

Apple’s mistakes make me mad

Apple’s mistakes are making me mad Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 December 2016 Apple’s mistakes are bad for the brand I am beginning to detest this new fad coming out of Apple Inc. – and Apple’s mistakes are making me mad. With every...
Microsoft Surface a true threat to the iPad

Microsoft Surface a true threat to the iPad

Microsoft Surface and the iPad Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 November 2016 Microsoft Surface a true threat to the iPad A funny thing has happened of late. The Microsoft Surface has re-emerged as a serious threat to Apple’s iPad. I realize this is...
Remembering the great Steve Jobs

Remembering the great Steve Jobs

Remembering the great Steve Jobs Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 October 2016   Steve Jobs understood brand better than anyone   Today marks the fifth anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death. If you are like me, it is amazing that it has been that long. And...
AAPL Apple sales shrink

AAPL Apple sales shrink

What is wrong with Apple (AAPL)? It still turned a huge profit (one that most brands would tout as a great quarter) but most investors are worried that the Apple magic is gone as AAPL was down 7% in after-hour trading. iPhone sales did not grow for the first time ever...
Microsoft Surface 3 vs iPad

Microsoft Surface 3 vs iPad

The iPad and the Surface Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 May 2015 Microsoft Surface 3 vs iPad For the first time in a long while I am intrigued by a piece of technology that doesn’t have an Apple logo. Sure, I’ve written about the Pebble watch with high...
Kraft Mac & Cheese knows your secret

Kraft Mac & Cheese knows your secret

Kraft Mac & Cheese knows your secret Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 March 2015 We don’t tell anyone, but we all love mac and cheese When Apple first introduced the iPad, it had a brilliant line in unveiling it: “You already know how to use it.”...
Nintendo’s Wii U is trying to be too many things

Nintendo’s Wii U is trying to be too many things

Nintendo’s Wii U Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 June 2012 The brand of Wii is supposed to be about simplicity The gaming industry seems to be split up into two audiences: The serious gamers and those of us who play on less intensive platforms such as an...
Amazon’s Kindle Fire to play the price game  – will it work?

Amazon’s Kindle Fire to play the price game – will it work?

Amazon’s Kindle Fire to play the price game  – will it work? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 30 September 2011 This will hurt the Nook more than the iPad Amazon has just made things interesting. Today, in my daily quest to find new electronic...