Author: Joey Lombardi

News You Can Use: 2/21/2018

Whatever Happened to Generation X? That’s partially why, collectively, no one’s ever thought much of us. The boomers have for the most part ignored us, treating us like hapless little kids. And when the millennials came along — a group just as large and self-obsessed and overly dramatic as their parents — we became the forgotten middle children. We weren’t… Read more →

SourceCast: Episode 107: Fired Up About Equifax

The Equifax hack from last September is making headlines again as news hits that hackers likely got even more information than originally disclosed. As this story unfolds, there are reports that the government is ending investigations into the original breach and no legal action is being taken against the company or Equifax executives. http://sn.joeylombardi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/SC_Episode_107_final.mp3 To freeze your credit, contact each… Read more →

Supplier Report: 2/16/2018

Moves are being made this week!  Both Oracle and Google (along with Roche and OpenText) announced acquisitions.  If you pair that with comments made by Oracle CEO Mark Hurd about the economy, it seems that the M&A drought is subsiding. Equifax, the company that allowed hackers to gain access to all of the information needed to open a line of… Read more →

News You Can Use: 2/14/2018

Our Obsession With Working Hard Is Ruining Our Productivity Success is not about hard work. It is absolutely about focus and ensuring you use your time productively. But when we constantly talk about how hard we’re working, we perpetuate the idea that you have to work all the time to succeed in this world, and you just don’t. What you… Read more →

SourceCast: Episode 106: #%@& Facebook

While the title is a joke, this week I take a serious look at Facebook’s declining usage and the tactics they are deploying to secure a life-long user base.  Their problems go deeper than “fake news”. http://sn.joeylombardi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/SC_Episode_106_final.mp3 Photo: Tim Bennett Source: The Source Full Link: SourceCast: Episode 106: #%@& Facebook Read more →

Supplier Report: 2/9/2018

Companies love to say AI is the future, but some are spending more money on that future than others. Amazon is going deep on AI within various aspects of their business.  A recent Wired article highlights the projects Amazon is building automation and robotics strategies (managing internal process, mining customer data, and selling automated services in the cloud and via… Read more →

News You Can Use: 2/7/2018

Child development experts want Facebook to pull its Messenger Kids app The experts have written an open letter urging Facebook to pull the child-focused messenger app, saying that “younger children are simply not ready to have social media accounts,” reports the Guardian. The letter was spearheaded by the Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood and signed by over 100 child health experts, doctors, and educators. In… Read more →

SourceCast: Episode 105: Joey On Jamaica

Last week I traveled to Jamaica.  Since Amazon is dominating the news, I decided to learn more about this country that hosts my family every year.  I focused on what Jamaica exports, major companies, and what China’s increasing investments mean for the country. http://sn.joeylombardi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/SC_Episode_105_final.mp3 Photo: David Anderson Source: The Source Full Link: SourceCast: Episode 105: Joey On Jamaica Read more →