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Vijay Eswaran’s Passion for Writing and Philanthropy

Vijay Eswaran has had many accomplishments apart from being listed as one of the Top 50 Philanthropists in Asia by Forbes Magazine. To him, this is just another day in the life of a man that’s worked hard towards personal success and also helping his community. His father was a member of the government and brought him all over the country which gave him an appreciation of cultural differences. Vijay grew up in his hometown of Penang, Malaysia and attended the London School of Economics where he received a socio-economics degree. After, he attended Southern Illinois University and earned his Master’s.

He had the start of his professional career working in multi-level marketing and as an information systems engineer. He then was brought up to direct the entire marketing division of the Cosway Group for the Philippines. He co-founded a company that is now known as the QI Group. This e-commerce company is behind the development of QI City in Malaysia. This is a $253 million residential and commercial project!

In addition to his illustrious professional career, Vijay Eswaran is also an avid writer. He’s written five books which are mostly about his experiences and what he’s learned on the way to finding success. His first book was titled In The Sphere of Silence and his latest was called Two Minutes From the Abyss. But, probably what he’s most passionate about is his philanthropic work.

He founded the Rhythm Foundation as a charitable offshoot of the QI Group. The Foundation is heavily engaged in corporate social responsibility work within Malaysia. To achieve the success he’s had at every level, he’s offered up 11 “Rules of Confrontation” in Two Minutes From the Abyss. These rules serve as loose strategies to reach personal and career achievement. He is especially focused on the emotion “fear” and how it can drive you in either a positive or negative way.

Eswaran truly believes that predictability leads to stagnation and that fear is an instrument that we can use to succeed!

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