A Global Thinker: The Real Adnan Zai

Adnan Zai is not your typical entrepreneur. And to be fair, he’s not really your typical human either. Having grown up on 3 continents, he attended boarding school in Switzerland that featured students from 100+ different countries, so he learned at a very young age the value and significance of being a globally-minded thinker. And this is a trait he has carried with him for his entire life.  A history buff and student of the world, Zai has a deep well from which to draw when it comes to stimulating conversations and cultural understandings. Even his leisure activities revolve around history, globalization, and education, as he enjoys binging on historical [...]

By |2023-03-29T15:04:53+00:00June 17, 2022|About Adnan|

Employment Challenges

The ups and downs of the economic world are certainly affecting everyone, and the news seems to be a mixed bag of good news and bad. Experts are predicting, however, that the country is headed toward a recession, with the tech world falling hardest of all. There has not been a white-collar recession since the early 1990’s, but it certainly seems to be looming now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssOpixF27c0 Tricky World of Tech Topples The economy and indeed the world have been on a roller coaster ride for the last several years, and the average person is just waiting for the ride to come to an end so they can get back [...]

By |2023-01-19T15:39:14+00:00January 19, 2023|Job Market, US Economy|

Rules to Live By in 2023

Although 2022 might not have been the best year yet, January brings a clean slate and the ability for each of us to make a fresh start. If you are striving to do better in business, then you need some guiding principles to follow. The ideas in Ray Dalio’s book Principles: Life and Work have been tested in the furnace of life, and are a good place to start. Life Lessons for Better Business Although the name Ray Dalio may not be as well-known in the business world as Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk, he is an entrepreneur that has made a big impact. As the founder, co-chairman, and co-chief [...]

By |2023-01-06T21:00:31+00:00January 6, 2023|Philosophy|

2023: A New Year with Many of the Same Headlines

Each year wants to usher itself in, pristine and new and filled with high expectations. But unfortunately for 2023, it seems as though the new year will hold much of the same as the old year. No one would say that 2022 has been easy, and many of the problems such as climate woes and the war in Ukraine continue to persist. With that in mind, expectations for 2023 are not very rose-colored. War Keeps on Ticking One thing that has been a constant for most of 2022 is the war in Ukraine. Most experts predict that by the end of 2023, the war in Ukraine will still be in [...]

By |2022-12-30T14:31:17+00:00December 30, 2022|World News|

2022: The Clouds Still Loom Overhead

Although nearly three years after the pandemic wreaked havoc around the globe, the virus and its ramifications are still with us. Add to that seemingly endless violence, climate crises, and war in Ukraine, and the year has felt a bit bleak. Uncertainty about the future still reigns, as the average citizen just wants to hold on for brighter days. The Ever-Changing Virus Two sub variants of Omicron have been running rampant since the start of 2022: BA.4 and BA.5. A new booster called the bivalent booster has been developed to protect against these variants and the original COVID strain, and is recommended for everyone over 6 months old. However, this [...]

By |2022-12-23T19:37:22+00:00December 23, 2022|World News|

The Underdog With Undeniable Moxie

When it came time for Time Magazine to choose their Person of the Year for 2022, there was one name that stood out from all the rest: Vlodoymyr Zelenskyy. Zelenskyy has proven relentless in standing up to the bully next door, when Russia invaded Ukraine back in February, nearly 10 months ago. Time also gave a nod to the courageous spirit of Ukrainians both in their home country and around the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho2C9HqcL4o Determined to Stand His Ground For a country besieged by war, Zelenskyy’s invincible spirit is a beacon to his people, as well as Ukrainians and supporters around the world. "Whether one looks at this story of Ukraine [...]

By |2022-12-16T18:11:40+00:00December 16, 2022|World News|

Russia is Staring Down the Barrel of Oil Sanctions

What started in the summer as a pact of Western nations to try to stop the war machine created by Vladimir Putin finally came to fruition this week as the EU came to an agreement about an oil cap. Although it is not yet clear if the sanctions will work, the world is trying to stand up to the bully who continues to invade Ukraine after 10 months of war. […]

By |2022-12-09T15:08:29+00:00December 9, 2022|Current Events|

Entrepreneurial Energy Buoys Business

When Covid-19 crashed into the shores of the United States in early 2020, it brought with it a slew of entrepreneurs trying to capitalize on the different needs of people who were stuck inside in order to squelch the pandemic. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 4.3 million new business applications in 2020, almost 1 million more than the previous year. But startups are not the only place where entrepreneurs can shine. In the regular daily grind of business, an entrepreneurial mindset can make or break an existing business. It’s Not Just for Startups Anymore The skills that make entrepreneurs tick are necessary for success and [...]

By |2022-12-02T20:07:42+00:00December 2, 2022|Job Market|

A Heated Travesty of Sports

The world is watching this week as its favorite sport is being scandalized while the World Cup is being played out in Qatar. Amidst a plethora of controversies, from human rights violations to the lack of beer, soccer fans around the globe are wondering how this injustice has come to fruition. And the ramifications of this decision by FIFA will affect soccer for a long time.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcnGFUnxCBQ Money Talks The World Cup is unfolding in Qatar this week amid a sea of controversy. A million fans are expected in the country of Qatar, with billions of other soccer fans watching from home. There are 64 games scheduled to be played, [...]

By |2022-11-25T19:36:51+00:00November 25, 2022|Current Events|

Layoffs Predict Grim Economic Future

The impending event that economists and experts have been waiting for throughout the last year seems to finally be upon us. After months of speculation, corporate giants are making moves to thin their ranks and protect their bottom line with layoffs and other money saving measures. Nowhere is the downturn more apparent than in the tech world, which is generally a warning of things to come in the rest of the country. And experts warn that this is only the beginning. Layoffs Looming Large Although economists have been volleying ideas for an imminent recession for some time, with most of them in the affirmative column, in the last week or [...]

By |2022-11-18T18:53:36+00:00November 18, 2022|US Economy|

There’s a New Holiday Spirit in the Air

As the holiday season approaches and consumers start thinking about how they will spend their money this year, the game has changed. After so many months worrying about the pandemic and being locked inside, many people are now filled with wanderlust and ready to spend their money on travel. And with the cost of necessities through the roof, consumers are being more discerning about the presents they buy. These facts will certainly add up to an interesting holiday spending season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxU6tbHNIWQ Beating Black Friday The holiday season feels different this year. With all that consumers have been through in the last several years, and a recession on the horizon, there [...]

By |2022-11-11T16:06:09+00:00November 11, 2022|US Economy|
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