Vijay Eswaran is a well-known entrepreneur who not only set up a large business from scratch with little help but also known for his philanthropic work around the world. He is also an excellent motivational speaker who shares his insights and advice on different topics that are a necessity for young entrepreneurs and professionals who want to make a mark for themselves in the world just like him.
Vijay Eswaran is one of the founders and also the Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies. The idea of setting up the company came while he was still at University. After his graduation, he took up many small jobs and worked as a cab driver, station attendant, security guard and others. He also ran a company for someone else and ended up being cheated. It was then he knew he wanted to do something from his life and it was then that he set up QI with his partners. He was fed up of working for others and wanted to earn for himself. It was this determination that led him to start a company that is worth millions today.
Vijay Eswaran has won many different awards for his contribution to the business world. He was also named one of Asia’s Top 50 Philanthropists by Forbes. He is also an avid reader and has written several books himself. He feels that when people read books, it has the power to inspire them and there is nothing that can take its place. One of the books that have inspired his work is Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace written by Ricardo Semler. The book talks about the benefits of participative management at the workplace, and that is exactly what practices are followed at his company are. He believes that the book has changed the way companies look at employees as it is more of a mutual relationship today.