Vijay Eswaran of QI Group

Vijay Eswaran is an accomplished entrepreneur, a global motivational speaker, an author, and a philanthropist. He started his early childhood life in Malaysia where his parents lived and worked. Graduating with a socio-economic degree from the London School of Economics, he had odd jobs experience as a construction worker in Belgium, plucked grapes in France, and a cab driver in London.

These odd jobs did not prevent him from obtaining his accounting certification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in the UK and subsequently his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Southern Illinois University in 1986. Read more: Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars

Vijay Eswaran is the founder and Executive Chairman of QI Group of Companies with various business sectors including wholesale distribution, retailing, hospitality services, education and financial services.

In an interview with ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE, Vijay recounted his challenges as an entrepreneur lasting for long several years. “To me, success is as much interwoven with challenges, just as light is to shadow”, he told his interviewer. Vijay describes an entrepreneur as one who is inquisitive, intense, and intuitive. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/

Vijay Eswaran is revered for his motivational speeches and lectures that touched the lives of individuals around the world. He gave speeches in major universities, business and leadership platforms and spiritual pulpits. He is an author having written 6 books to his credit and regularly writes informative articles for newspapers in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

A well-known philanthropist, Vijay Eswaran founded RYTHM Foundation (RF), a division of QI Group to promote the group corporate social responsibility plans around the world. He also established Vijayaratnam Foundation in honor of his father in Malaysia.

His foundations work with local NGOs and other charitable organizations on projects in child and youth development, women forum and special education for disabled persons.

According to QBuzz, Vijay Eswaran was adjudged one of Forbes Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy in 2011. He received the lifetime award in Regional Philanthropy for leading an independent think tank Asia Strategic Leadership Institute in Malaysia. He was also conferred with International Leader in Global Business Strategies award by the Global Organization for People of Indian Origin.

Jason Hope: The Tech Hobbyist With An Aspect of Altruism

Background and Education

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jason Hope is an excellent entrepreneur. Technology fascinates Jason vastly, which has made him formulate hypotheses on how life will be in the future; hence he is a renowned futurist. Also, Jason is a committed philanthropist, regularly donating towards charitable causes.

Jason received his tertiary education from the Arizona State University. He graduated with both a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA from the renowned institution.

Futurism

Jason’s obsessions with technology trends have honed him into one of the most esteemed futurists in the industry. He uses his nous on the subject to avail advice to individuals and corporate institutions who are willing to stay relevant by evolving their methods to match current technology.

The Internet of Things (IoT) particularly impresses Jason Hope. He is an ardent believer of this discovery, hoping that it will be possible to synchronize all electronics in the coming days. Jason thinks that IoT is a potential game changer, should developers be able to harness its maximum capabilities.

Jason Hope envisions a future world where devices will be able to communicate to each other seamlessly. As more corporate institutions continue to embrace this invention, the more IoT compliant appliances will be made available in the market. Jason predicts that there will come a time where it will be mandatory to have compliant devices, lest you get left behind.

Philanthropy

As good as he a tech hobbyist, Jason also has a benevolent side. This is demonstrated through his constant giving to humanitarian causes.

One of the most noteworthy donations was the $500,000 granted to the SENS Foundation. The foundation conducts research with the aim of fighting aging and conditions that come as a consequence of old age. Being a technology fan, Jason was inspired by the way SENS incorporated tech into their research, which further motivated him to grant the donation.

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