Vijay Eswaran: Businessman And Hero Of Philanthropy

Vijay Eswaran founded the e-commerce multilevel marketing company the QI Group in the Philippines in 1998. He had first become aware of multilevel marketing while studying socioeconomics at the London School of Economics in the mid-1980s. He continued learning about the industry as he was working on his MBA at Southern Illinois University in the United States. When he returned to Malaysia he was offered the opportunity to start his own multilevel marketing company by the Cosway Group. That company grew to become the internationally known QI Group.

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With his innovative marketing strategies he was able to expand the companies marketing network to almost two dozen countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He also diversified the company’s product line. The QI Group has been wildly successful. The company generated over $750 million last year. But the company wasn’t the only entity that benefitted. Their more than one million independent marketing agents have benefitted as well. Many of them were living in poverty prior to getting the opportunity to work with the QI Group. Now they and their families enjoy a better quality of life.

Eswaran has worked in other ways to improve life for the people in the communities in which the company does business. He has provided support through his charitable organizations the RYTHM Foundation and an organization named in honor of his father, the Vijayaratnam Foundation. He also wrote a series of inspirational books including In the Sphere of Silence, In the Thinking Zone and 18 Stepping Stones. Plus Eswaran created The Thought of the Day, an interactive program. Eswaran is also famous for his powerful, moving motivational speeches to his sales staff.

The work Vijay Eswaran has done for the less fortunate has led Forbes Asia to name him among their ‘Heroes of Philanthropy’. The Asian Strategic Leadership Institute recently gave him a lifetime achievement award for regional philanthropy and The Global Organization for People of Indian Origin honored him with their International Leader in Global Business Strategies award. But the most meaningful accolade he’s received is the gratitude of the people he has helped.

Chris Burch Partners with Ellen DeGeneres to Launch Lifestyle

The relationship between fashion and technology

There is no doubt that fashion and technologies have an excellent relation and synergy in this generation. Although the two may seem different in many ways, they have evolved gradually over the years. One thing they have in common through the metamorphosis process, however, is their close interaction because, on some days, fashion transforms to technology while technology becomes fashion. The fascinating journey of growth and transformation between the two elements borders a lot of facts which questions the possible change in future.

Technology Becomes Fashionable

In the last century, let us say in the 70’s, most youths carried around their preferred tunes and stations for entertainment. They also brought cassettes decks and cassette music players until the 80’s where they added movies to the list of entertainment. In the 90’s the later took a turn for most people investing in personal music equipment like the Walkman which saw the transformation to the introduction of iPod. It, therefore, means that technology becomes a fashion with time depending on the numbers that embraced the new equipment.

Fashion Employs Technology

In the current generation, fashion is going through a metamorphosis process with fashion designers always developing styles that require the employment of technology. The need to create great pieces for clients calls for the demand in technology for excellent service delivery. Also, such requirements call for the need to generate innovative technology. According to Anouk Wipprecht, a great Dutch fashion designer, technology is like a playground, an arena for the experiment. To him the deeper you delve into the arena, the deeper its secrets and fascinations as it offers more ideas for the future. Anouk is prominent for her designs bordering the avant-garde element. She has designed several clothes including DareDroid, Pseudomorphs, Drink –making a dress and self –painting dress.

About Chris Burch

The entrepreneurial journey of Mr. Burch commenced in 1976 when he was a student at the College of Ithaca. He joined his brother in investing in a clothing line called Eagle’s Eye Apparel and after an enormous growth; they traded it to Swire Group. Chris is the Founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. He is a successful businessperson and investor and has put his money in companies for over forty years. He is the great brain behind amazing brands like Faena Hotel and Universe, Voss Water, Poppin, and Jawbone. In 2011, Chris launched C.Wander, accessories, and home décor line. When Ellen DeGeneres was launching her brand dubbed lifestyle, Chris announced their partnership. Chris Burch loves fashion and technology.

Comparative Law Expert, Professor Sujit Choudhry

Comparative law deals with the study of the similarities and differences in legal systems. The comparisons of rules governing legal systems help analyze various legal cultures. It is a vital area of study for those who want to understand the foreign legal system. It is very useful when it comes of harmonization of laws, considering that the world nowadays is like one big village and all countries are keen on international cooperation. Legislators, as well as courts all over the world, always have to refer to foreign legal systems. It has become important not only as a field of study in institutions of higher learning but also in the shaping of the world order.

Sujit Choudhry, the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law, is a globally recognized authority on comparative constitutional development and comparative constitutional law. He is also the Faculty Director and Founder of Center for Constitutional Transitions, a university-based center that focuses on generating and mobilizing knowledge in support of constitution building. The center achieves this by overseeing their international network of experts as they work on theme-based projects aimed at helping practitioners acquire policy options based on evidence.

Currently, Professor Choudhry is working hand in hand with International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, and they are supervising three international research projects. The study will be published in 2017. Mr. Choudhry has many years of experience in comparative law considering that he acted as an advisor in the constitution-building processes of ethnically divided countries like South Africa, Ukraine, Egypt, and Libya. His works are mainly as a result of extensive researches on areas comparative law.

Before joining Berkeley, Sujit served as the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law and while at Toronto University, he was the Scholl Chair at the Faculty of Law. In 2010, Mr. Choudhry was among the four Canadians who received the Trudeau Fellowship. While in Canada, he was part of the Governing Toronto Advisory Panel. The Panel came up with various reforms to be made by the municipal government in Toronto. Professor Choudhry has served as a consultant to the World Bank Institute and the United Nations Development Program and once served at the Supreme Court of Canada as clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer. He has law degrees from Harvard, Toronto, and Oxford Universities.

Engineer Turned Successful Businessman, Flavio Maluf

Flavio Maluf is a lawyer, entrepreneur, and a Mechanical Engineer who is the current service CEO and president of Eucatex Group. He is also the chairman of the board of directors. He is the current president of GroupFood Group and vice president of Eucatex Trading. For over three decades, he has served in the company in many sections. Maluf earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Sao Paulo-based University of FAAP. He then enrolled for a business course at the University of New York.

His career began in 1987 in the trade section of the company. For over a few years, he then moved to the industrial part of the company to fulfill his destiny. For this part, he worked until 1996 when he was first appointed to serve as board member of the enterprise. During that year, he was elected because of his increasing performance in the company. After an extensive consultation involving the family members and the board of executives, he was appointed as the president of the company. He began the process of restructuring the management system of the company in 2010 leading to the opening of the new factory based in Sao Paulo.

Mr. Flavio Maluf has also actively contributed to the development of community projects.  This is one of his biggest philanthropic efforts. While the company is considered as one of the best environment conservatisms using environmentally friendly products, the company has a track record as a pioneer in the business. The company is also the leading tiles and ceiling producers in the country. Their products are made of eucalyptus.

For the company to remain at the helm of the business, it has partnered with other groups and firms to create awareness about the need to conserve the environment. The company has also partnered with schools to effect this educational program. The company has gained its success through the exclusive support of Flavio Maluf. The company’s exports have risen by 30 percent over the years. He is a conservative businessman.