Dr. Vijay Eswaran has been one of Asia’s top entrepreneurs over the years since starting his multilevel marketing company, QI Group. But he’s also written many books about his work and his beliefs and how others can benefit from spiritual practices. One of his books is In The Sphere Of Silence written in 2005, yet Eswaran has renewed his passion about it and shared it an interview with PRNewswire recently.
One reason Eswaran believes in listening and finding inner silence is that the world has become fraught with a lot of personal electronics and communication devices that are always keeping people on the move and leave little time to pause.
He learned as a young man how to meditate and look for inner peace at various times in the day, and he believes practicing this concept in the workplace can lead to more production and a better mindset for workers. Eswaran has studied Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings and believes people can learn a lot from them.
According to QBuzz, Vijay Eswaran was born in Malaysia though his company, QI Group Ltd. is currently headquartered in Hong Kong. His father Vijayratnam Saravanamuthu is a man that Eswaran has looked up to and taught him the value of sacrificing one’s own interests to help others. Read more: Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars
Eswaran has always tried to live this out in his own business endeavors. He also started a non-profit known as the Vijayratnam Foundation built on the principles his father taught him. Eswaran received his bachelor’s degree in 1984 at the London School of Economics and his master’s at Southern Illinois University.
Vijay Eswaran didn’t start in multilevel marketing right away but worked some manual labor jobs including construction and cab driving. He looked at direct sales in the early 1990s and then after returning to Malaysia started obtaining capital through side jobs to start up QI Group Ltd.
Soon he and his partner Joseph Bismarck had acquired several properties and QI Asset Management was born. Today the company drives in most of its sales through QNet’s ecommerce platform, but it also owns QI University Perak in Ipoh City a little north of the capital in Kuala Lumpur.
Eswaran holds numerous recognitions including Forbes Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy and the Global Indian Meet 2012’s NGI award.