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.

Cleveland Sports Should Add NHL and MLS to the Mix

Drive by any city field on a Saturday morning, from Bay Village to Euclid, and you are bound to see youngsters battling it out on the soccer field. And there are certainly many sleep-deprived moms pulling up to ice arenas in Lakewood and Mentor in the early morning hours, dropping off kids with hockey sticks poking out of their giant [...]

By |2023-07-14T14:01:27+00:00July 14, 2023|Cleveland|

Adnan Zai Talks Banks, Booms, and Looming Recession

Adnan Zai, a specialist resident advisor to global private equity firms, has worked in the financial world for decades. We sat down to talk to him recently about last week’s bank meltdown, which has brought new financial worries to the American people. Silicon Valley Bank “SVB” experienced a run on its deposits last week, beginning the ripple effect of worry [...]

By |2023-03-24T16:22:38+00:00March 23, 2023|US Economy|

Farewell to The World’s Best Restaurant

In a world that certainly appreciates a good meal, fine dining has been all the rage for years. But at what price? When so-called gastro tourists travel the world to spend $500 on a multi course tasting menu, can that be reconciled with how labor intensive and unsustainable that entire culinary undertaking is? More and more stories are coming to [...]

By |2023-02-02T17:17:43+00:00February 2, 2023|World News|

Tech Jobs Malfunction?

As hindsight is 20/20, it is easy to see that the pandemic caused a boom in tech and other industries, and now that the shutdown and immediate aftermath is over, the pendulum is swinging the other way. The slowdown in business is causing turmoil in economies around the world. Weak consumer demand, and especially the downturn in China have already [...]

By |2023-01-19T15:49:32+00:00January 19, 2023|Business, Job Market|

2023: A New Year to Extinguish Last Year’s Fire

As the year draws to a close, and 2023 is on the horizon ready to be experienced, it is natural to want to peek into the future to see what is in store for the new year. Although no one has a crystal ball that can foretell the future, there is a good chance that the beginning of the new [...]

By |2022-12-30T14:30:44+00:00December 30, 2022|World News|

2022: Still Looking for the Light at the End of the Tunnel

This past year has not been easy for countless Americans. With new variants of COVID-19 emerging and the threat of World War lll perpetually haunting us, this year has yielded many unfortunate and unpredictable circumstances. The economy is slowly falling apart with the global growth being the weakest it has been in 21 years, and inflation is steadily rising. Russia’s [...]

By |2022-12-23T19:53:40+00:00December 23, 2022|World Events|

Grit and Grace on the World Stage

In a year that has seen many twists and turns, one unfortunate constant throughout most of the year has been the war in Ukraine. This David and Goliath story continues to fascinate the attention of the world, especially since Goliath refuses to capitulate to the Russian war machine. The reason? The indomitable spirit and unmistakable charisma of one man: Vlodoymyr [...]

By |2022-12-16T18:23:28+00:00December 16, 2022|World News|

The EU’s Newest Weapon: Oil Sanctions on Russia

As the war in Ukraine drags on, the European Union is picking up arms against Vladimir Putin and his Russian army. Although not using traditional weapons such as tanks, guns, and missiles, the EU is hoping that weaponizing trade and capping the price of oil will aid Ukraine in winning the war before the cold harshness of winter sets in. [...]

By |2022-12-09T15:25:08+00:00December 9, 2022|Current Events|

The Whistle Heard Around the World

For a sport so beloved around the world, the beginning of this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament is bringing nothing but controversy. A deal brokered twelve years ago amidst calls of scandal and bribery is still causing trouble now that the tournament has arrived. In addition to the unbearable temperature in Qatar, officials are still worried about corruption and bribery [...]

By |2022-11-25T19:23:12+00:00November 25, 2022|Current Events|
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