Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings are usually tied to political and civil struggles facing nations, but one man has also taken them to heart in the business community. That man is Vijay Eswaran, a successful entrepreneur who co-founded QI Group, and a philanthropist whose given to others through the RYTHM Foundation. To Eswaran, Gandhi’s teachings of using peace and good ethics and principles as a means to fight injustice also have a place in a world that’s usually dominated by greed and doing anything to get ahead. Instead, Eswaran promotes tranquility and spirituality on YouTube at his company and believes in Gandhi’s other principles of listening and observing before speaking. Eswaran’s accomplishments have earned him many honorable mentions and accolades in Forbes Asia.
Vijay Eswaran is originally from Malaysia but has lived throughout the world and had close ties to India, Singapore, The Philippines and other nations. He attended college at the London School of Economics where he got his early business training in socio-economics. Eswaran didn’t start his career in a comfy corporate office, but instead found himself working several manual labor jobs in construction, grape harvesting and cab driving prior to founding a company. He completed his MBA at Southern Illinois University in 1986 and started out as a consultant for IT companies including IBM and Synaptics.
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Vijay Eswaran started multilevel marketing as a part time job while still living in the US, but then returned to Malaysia and started going into it full time. He helped the Cosway Group, a Malaysian multilevel marketing company launch a new branch in the Philippines, but then decided he was going to form his own company. In 1998, Eswaran co-founded QI Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries.
QI Group is primarily known for its direct selling company, QNet which sells jewelry, home improvement products and miscellaneous items through independent sales representatives on the-v.net. QI Group also owns QI Asset Management, a financial company that owns several real estate vacation properties and offers loan and credit services. They also sponsor a marketing and sales training program through Quest International University Perak and own a logistics and warehouse chain at Quex Courier.
When conservation activists James O’Keefe tried to infiltrate the Open Society Foundation using the pseudo-name, Victor Kesh, he thought he had covered his tracks, but it was a botched attempt to extract information about the group that Billionaire George Soros founded. Soros is the Chairman of the Open Society Foundation, and Chris Stone is the president. O’Keefe’s telephone voicemail to Dana Geraghty was not executed properly, and Geraghty knew that the call was fishy. O’Keefe was heard talking to men before he ended his voicemail and it was clear that his intention was to gain access to the group for some reason that was unclear to Geraghty. Geraghty forwarded the O’Keefe’s 10-minute voicemail to Chris Stone and Stone immediately knew that this Victor Kesh character was not legitimate, and his call was a cover-up for some unknown agenda.
The Open Society Foundation got its start in 1979 when George Soros decided to give black South Africans scholarships during the apartheid movement. In 1980, Soros sent Xerox machines to the Eastern Bloc countries so people could copy banned messages to the West. When the Berlin Wall was taken down, Mr. Soros created the Central European University. The University’s main objective was to promote critical thinking. Soros decided to expand the Foundation to Asia, Africa, and the United States, and today the Open Society is a network of foundations, projects, and partners in more than 100 countries.
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The Foundation is committed to the open society concept which respects the rights of the individual and holds governments accountable for human rights violations. Soros and the members of the Open Society Foundation believe that no one has a monopoly on the rights and the truth of the individual. Today, the Open Society Foundation has lawyers and paralegals that represent thousands of individuals that have been unlawfully treated and are being held against their will by unscrupulous governments around the world. George Soros created one of the most unique foundations in history, and the work that the foundation does is changing the lives of people that have been denied basic human rights. The Foundation provides thousands of students that are caught in armed conflicts with the money they need to attend universities. The aim of the foundation is to bring transparency and accountability to the tyrants around the world that still use violence and intimidation to govern.
The Soros Open Society Foundation supports independent organizations like the International Crisis Group, Global Witness, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and the European Council on Foreign Relations. George Soros, the hedge fund billionaire, believes he is obligated and has the right to take a stand on controversial issues, and he does that through his foundation.
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The Hungarian-born Soros is considered one of the wealthiest people on the planet. Soros escaped Nazi occupation during the war and enrolled in the London School of Economics. He moved to the United States in the 1950s and got a job on Wall Street. He learned how to function in the investment industry and started a hedge fund. That fund now invests part of the fortune Soros has amassed over the years on http://www.georgesoros.com/philanthropy/. But his main objective now is to help spread democracy and the open society principle around the world.