Vijay Eswaran is a Malaysian author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Through the QI Group of Companies, he has invested in industries such as education, direct selling, real estate, retail, and hospitality in more than 30 countries in East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. His operations focus primarily on emerging economies where he is helping create employment. Vijay Eswaran serves as the Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies, a company he founded.
According to Vijay Eswaran, the world of employment as we know it today is quickly changing. In the future, most jobs done by human beings now will be automated, and this may happen as soon as 2030 in some economies. Consequently, it is crucial for human beings to equip themselves with knowledge that will still make them relevant in the job market in the future. However, to succeed in anything in life, his advice is to always keep pushing. Failure will always be there, but when you keep pushing, good things tend to come your way.
For entrepreneurs, Vijay Eswaran advises against trying to do everything yourself. Effective delegation of tasks and duties is important if you are to move away from just being a millionaire to becoming an effective manager. However, the process of duplicating yourself in the different positions you need filled is not easy. For every single person you get to manage a role as well as you can, you need to sift through at least ten other people. Consequently, patience and the ability to teach is essential.
Vijay Eswaran believes in the power of mentorship. It is with this in mind that he started his two foundations, RYTHM and Vijayaratnam. These foundations are dedicated to empowering women, mentoring children, youth development, special education, and community development. Thanks to his work over the years, he has been awarded and recognized by the likes of Forbes and the Chinese World Economic Forum by being named in the list of Heroes of Philanthropy and given a Lifetime Achievement Award in Regional Philanthropy respectively.
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