The QI Group and the QI Group of companies is a multinational company that is involved in various types of businesses. Education, hospitality, retail, and financial services are only to name a few of the types of businesses the company is engaged in. Founded in 1998, QI Group is headquartered in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur with operations in over 30 countries. The company’s Co-Founder, Vijay Eswaran, currently serves as QI Group’s Executive Chairman.
Born in Malaysia, Mr. Eswaran worked a number of part-time jobs to fund his higher education pursuits. He later earned his degree in Socio-Economics and his Master of Business Administration degree from the London School of Economics and Southern Illinois University, respectively. During after his academic and life, Mr. Eswaran worked at various companies in North America and Southeast Asia as an information systems engineer while also being involved in multilevel marketing. Notably, he once worked for Systematics, a subsidiary of IBM.
In the early 1980s, Mr. Eswaran traveled to several countries in Europe. As part of his travels, he visited an Italian monastery whose order was known for forbidding speech. Taking a “33-day vow of silence”, this experience later led him to write five inspirational books. These five books are “In the Sphere of Silence,” “In the Thinking Zone,” “18 Stepping Stones,” “On the Wings of Thought,” and “Two Minutes from the Abyss”. His most recent publication titled, “As I See It…” is a collection of Mr. Eswaran’s writings and speeches. It includes his personal thoughts and observations of the world.
In a recent YouTube post dated May 8th of 2019, Mr. Eswaran talks about turning negative energy into “solutions” through perseverance. Titled “Never Stop Trying,” the video begins with Mr. Eswaran speaking to an audience. Microphone in hand, he says “we can choose every day to complain, till the cows come home. We can complain, and complain, and complain because, unfortunately, that’s what society has taught us to do. Or you can turn that energy into solutions.”
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