Vijay Eswaran was born on 7 Oct 1960 in Penang, Malaysia. He is a businessman and author, and a husband to Umayal Eswaran. He is a 1984 graduate of London School of Economics with a socio-economic degree and an MBA holder from Southern Illinois University.
Being not so lucky to find a job, Vijay engaged in several odd jobs such as being a cab driver and plucking grapes, before he learned about binary system marketing.
Vijay Ventures In Business
After his master’s degree in the United States, Vijay Eswaran worked part-time in multilevel marketing, and later in the same line of business with Cosway Group in his return to Malaysia.
This triggered a strong interest in the business and in 1998 he co-founded, QI Group, a multilevel marketing company. This e-commerce business has greatly expanded and today it has subsidiary companies in over 10 countries and has regional offices in Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.
QI Group of Companies deals in telecommunications, education, corporate investments, and hospitality, among others.
Vijay business philosophy
It may look strange to look at fear as a driving force to success than a paralyzing bullet, but that’s what Vijay believes. In a certain article, he states how fear though mostly perceived as a bad thing, can bring a positive impact on life when taken positively. Read more: Two Minutes from the Abyss by Vijay Eswaran
He describes fear as excitement in disguise: meaning that fear on anything, can be translated as excitement if only one used the positive lens to look at it. He also states that fear can push one to strive for a better life thus motivates growth. In fact, to Vijay fear is more of an energizer, especially to business than a paralyzer.
He also believes that for an entrepreneur to be successful in any business, he/she does not only need to be intense in everything they do but also inquisitive and intuitive.
He also pends his success to his ability and that of his partners to practice servant leadership, where they are able to: Set up a clear vision, show care to employees, strongly holding to the company’s core values, fully committing to growth as well as having a willingness to sacrifice.
Vijay is nothing less of a great author with four published books which are In the Sphere of Silence, 2005, In the Thinking Zone, 2008, 18 Stepping Stones, 2010, and Two Minutes From The Abyss, 2016.
He has also participated as a speaker in various business forums.