Vijay Eswaran is a successful author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and philanthropist according to chiefexecutive.net. He is the founder and Executive Chairman of QI Group of Companies, which dabbles in direct selling, real estate, education, and more. Eswaran is even the author of the best-selling book titled “Sphere of Silence.” An article with entrepreneur.com talked with the chairman for 5 minutes on his career and some interesting facts about himself.
He mentions some of the difficulties he faced as an entrepreneur early on in his career with having no connections, no funding, and outside doubt from others that he would fail. Vijay Eswaran believes though that the failures were necessary to learn and progress as an individual, his wife’s support also helped him and finding suitable partners to work with. He embraces the fact that he still faces struggles today with being in the direct selling business, which has its own set of challenges. He is happy about a university in Malaysia, which is a milestone of his brand and his goal is to create a campus with residential blocks, a park, and shopping complex.
The bigger picture is in creating a pollution free campus with solar power and electric vehicles as transportation. He runs his company above all with pride and determination that the people make the business succeed and not the other way around. Vijay Eswaran looks for individuals with traits such as determination, loyalty, trust, who work hard, and more. An interesting metaphor he uses is comparing a sports team to a business, that everyone has to work together to win and outdo the competition. The entrepreneur finds motivation out of the people he helps with his business or service. Making a difference in people’s lives is what keeps him going in the industry.