Vijay Eswaran: QI Group’s Executive Chairman Inspires The Masses

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.

Vijay Eswaran

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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Alastair Borthwick Lived The Life Of An Adventurer And An Author

The Scottish towns of Troon and Rutherglen were a couple of the childhood homes for one of the countries most beloved and celebrated literary figures. The individual in question here is Alastair Borthwick. He also spent a large amount of his younger years in the city of Glasgow. 1929 marked the entrance of Alastair Borthwick into the workforce when he joined Glasgow’s Herald newspaper. At first, Alastair Borthwick worked as a copytaker. This led to him becoming an editor for the newspaper. It was through this work that he became aware of a new pastime that many of Glasgow’s working class citizens were participating in. This is the activity of hillwalking and soon, Alastair Borthwick became deeply involved in this adventure of an activity himself.

Though Alastair Borthwick worked for London’s Daily Mirror for a short period of time, he soon was back where he felt more at home in Glasgow. After this, he entered the broadcasting industry as a correspondent on BBC radio. Not long after this, the first of the two most celebrated of Alastair Borthwick’s works were published. This was his book Always A Little Further, a work that captures his experiences in the hillwalking scene. It is in this celebrated work that Alastair Borthwick is legendary for his ability to describe in a manner that captures the imagination. In many ways, this book is a perfect time capsule of the period it was written in and about.

When World War II broke out, Alastair Borthwick found himself in the service of the British military. This experience is what led to his 1946 work by the name of Sans Peur. He vividly captured his experiences in the war in this work that further solidified him as a truly unique and important figure in the literary lexicon. Over the rest of his life, Alastair Borthwick would go on with a successful career in broadcasting and eventually moved into the realm of television during the 1960s. Even though he was highly successful in all of these endeavours, he will always be remembered best for the wonderful works of literature that he has left to the world. 

Allistair Borthwick: One of the People

Allistair Borthwick is most famous for his classic novel “Always a Little Further.” The book, which described in a fictionalized narrative how the common folk were growing in passion for the life of exploration of and climbing the Scottish Highlands. The novel, filled with wit, humor, and memorable characters, is still considered one of the greatest classics of the 20th century. The book was pivotal in helping this growing social trend grow and flourish. And it just so happened that just as it was published there were mass layoffs throughout the country, particularly in the Clydebank shipyards.

This meant that lots of people now had much more time on their hands for such a thing. Although Borthwick himself was in the middle class, during this time he formed many close friendships with these lower class hikers and mountain climbers. This movement was itself inspired by an earlier similar movement in a state of Germany. That movement was known as the Wandervogel movement. “Always a Little Further” was published in 1939 just before the outbreak of World War II. As soon as it did he enlisted in the army.

He spent most of the various with various units in North Africa and Europe. In October 1944 he transferred to the 5th Seaforth Highlanders, with whom he would remain for the rest of the war. His most honored feat in the war came during this stretch: leading 600 men across enemy lines in the dark and without any trustworthy maps. While this was the most honored story, during the war he faced many life-threatening situations and battles. Immediately after the war in 1946 he wrote and published “Sans Peur,” his personal experience in the last year or so of the war.

His commanding officers actually allowed him to start writing it while he was still in the army and before hostilities had even officially ceased. And after these hostilities had stopped, he was allowed to skip all of the regularly required parades so that he could continue writing.

What Adam Milstein’s ‘Inspired By Israel’ Contest Is All About

When it comes to using modern technology and online tools to support causes and create powerful messaging, videos are one of the best ways to do that. That’s why Adam Milstein, the founder and Chairman of the Israeli-American Council has advocated for using them in his competition, “Inspired by Israel.” This competition has been put together by a coalition named StandWithUs and it’s all about using video creativity to show how important Israel is the world. The competition is in its third year currently and its last two winners were “Superman’s Got Nothing on Israel” and “Olah Chadasha (New Immigrant).” The contest has had Jews from all over the world enter it, and some of Israel’s top-ranking leaders have commended it.Investor

For Adam Milstein, supporting Israel runs deep in his family because his family settled there after the land was designated for Jews is in 1948, and he lived there for the first 29 years of his life. His younger days included serving in the IDF during the Yom Kippur War, working on construction sites as a building framer and studying at the Technion Institute. Adam Milstein earned his master’s degree after moving to the US and helped start a real estate broker firm based in Los Angeles known as Hager Pacific Properties. This firm has over $1 billion in commercial and residential estates in its portfolio, and Milstein’s job as Managing Partner includes procuring financing for the firm and its clients and managing major transactions between parties.

Adam Milstein co-founded the Milstein Family Foundation in 2000 and the Israeli-American Council in 2007. As a philanthropist, his goals are primarily to build open channels between longstanding Jewish-American communities and newer generation Israeli-Americans whose voices have not been heard as much, and to unite both groups in supporting Israel completely. As Milstein has said repeatedly, Israel may not be perfect in all of its decisions, but its prosperity is essential to the Jewish identity. Along with StandWithUs and the “Inspired by Israel” video competition, Milstein and his family also support Hillel International, Israel on Campus Coalition, AIPAC, Birthright Israel and Stand By Me.