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...
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...
The genius of Phil Knight of NIKE

The genius of Phil Knight of NIKE

The genius of Phil Knight of NIKE Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 June 2015 The genius of Phil Knight of NIKE  I’m a little late to this, as we’re all caught up in the US women’s World Cup victory, Fourth of July weekend and, for a the minor few, Donald...
Apple in the years since Steve Jobs died

Apple in the years since Steve Jobs died

Apple after Steve Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 October 2014 Apple in the years since Steve Jobs died Apple is still transitioning since Steve Jobs died in 2009 It has been a few years since Steve Jobs died on 5 October 2009. Remembering that made me...
We are officially in the post PC world

We are officially in the post PC world

We are officially in the post PC world Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 April 2013 It’s all tablets and phones now Bad news for PC makers, especially the ones that carry Windows 8. According to International Data Corporation, shipments of...
Apple ad not an omen of things to come. I hope.

Apple ad not an omen of things to come. I hope.

Apple ad not an omen of things to come. I hope. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 August 2012 Because this might be the worst single Apple ad of them all Let’s give Apple credit. The tech giant had the smarts to yank the Apple ad “Genius”...
With the iPhone 4S, Apple’s brand takes on new meaning

With the iPhone 4S, Apple’s brand takes on new meaning

With the iPhone 4S, Apple’s brand takes on new meaning Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 October 2011 Maybe the Apple brand isn’t failing after all Even in the wake of Steve Jobs’ death and speculation that Apple could run into trouble with him gone —...
The effect of the Steve Jobs brand leaving Apple

The effect of the Steve Jobs brand leaving Apple

The effect of the Steve Jobs brand leaving Apple Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 January 2011 Steve Jobs built the Apple brand to be that strong Apple will be just fine with Steve Jobs taking an undetermined leave of absence, despite what you have read...
Watch out Android, the Verizon iPhone is coming

Watch out Android, the Verizon iPhone is coming

Watch out Android, the Verizon iPhone is coming Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 October 2010 The Verizon iPad has already been announced. Predict what’s next. iPads at Verizon. It was inevitable as Verizon holds a substantial share of the cell...