About Adnan Zai

I like to spend my time giving back with organizations that focus on mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs. I have supported after school programs that focus on entrepreneurial and global initiatives in local primary schools. I recently extended my mentoring to include students at Case Western Reserve University.

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|

Leading From a Place of Diversity

The question of immigrants is alive and well in the United States, and the issue as well as the immigrants themselves have been turned into a pawn. In other countries, the idea of immigrants is not quite so polarizing, and leadership roles as well as wealth have gone to people who were not born natively in a particular land. Considering the impact of immigrants’ families through subsequent generations is also an important consideration to make when thinking about immigrants entering new countries. […]

By |2022-11-04T12:53:43+00:00November 4, 2022|World News|

Making History One Business at a Time

With a worldwide scope and growing by the day, Amazon is adding industries to its fold seemingly each and every day. The latest adventure is building its own fleet of aircraft so that they can ship their own goods around the world. This technique will help them grow their own company, but also add jobs throughout the world. Building a Fleet Work hard. Have fun. Make history. Amazon is doing all of that and more. What started as a fledgling online bookstore in 1995 is now billed as an “everything store” where people can shop from the comfort of their couches and find anything they need. The impact of Amazon [...]

By |2022-10-27T20:45:42+00:00October 27, 2022|Global Economy|

The Tipping Point Has Been Reached

With the turbulent nature of oil production on any given day, the news just got a little worse when dealing with this sticky situation. In an unstable world dealing with an unstable product, OPEC+’s decision to stop oil production last week is likely to make a bad situation worse. And for consumers who are already bone-tired by the high cost of living and the uncertainty of the world, this news is anything but good. Over the Falls in a Barrel Last week, OPEC+ decided to cut production of oil by the largest amount since the pandemic began, and the International Energy Agency has warned that this could tip the scales [...]

By |2022-10-21T02:32:49+00:00October 21, 2022|World News|

The Beginning of the End?

The streets of Iran are teeming with protestors as a worried world watches from the sidelines. With the clash of young people who hold strong convictions coupled with the fierce old-boy Iranian regime, the bloodied streets of Iran are becoming a graveyard. But the protests continue as the citizens stand up for themselves. A country that is so dear to me because I was born there, has yet again made the headlines for the wrong reasons. […]

By |2022-10-14T13:21:34+00:00October 14, 2022|World News|

Developers Past Decisions Led to Many Homes Washing Away with Hurricane Ian

As unpredictable as hurricanes are, there is often no telling what will happen when they make landfall. Hurricane Ian recently proved this adage when it washed away roads and bridges, leaving utter destruction in its path when it came to shore last Wednesday. And a bad situation was made worse by the greed of past developers who built a plethora of houses right where the storm surge should have flowed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nXWK3dZm7M&feature=youtu.be Raging Winds and Wild Water When Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida last Wednesday as a powerful Category 4 storm, homes and businesses were decimated, and roads and bridges were also damaged by the powerful winds and water. There is [...]

By |2022-10-07T13:28:54+00:00October 7, 2022|Current Events|

21st Century Fascism?

The big news out of Italy is that the country has elected Giorgia Meloni, a member of Fratelli d’Italia, to be the first female prime minister in Italy’s history. The first right-wing leader since Benito Mussolini came to power one hundred years ago, Meloni is poised to change the more liberal policies that have been part of the country since that time. […]

By |2022-09-29T16:14:10+00:00September 29, 2022|World News|
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