Vijay Eswaran: Creating Success Through Vision And Hard Work

 

Vijay Eswaran is a man with vision. Vijay Eswaran also has a very strong work ethic. He has used that combination to lift himself out of near poverty to become one of the richest people in Malaysia. For Vijay Eswaran, his journey from son of a civil servant to millionaire businessman began while studying socio-economics in the UK. There he did a series of odd jobs and became interested in multi-level marketing. Vijay Eswaran studied with the UK company Ciba and earned his professional certification. Next he worked with the MLM company Synaptics in the United States. When he returned to Malaysia in 1984 he jumped at the opportunity to start a branch of the Cosway Group, a MLM company, in the Philippines.

With his combination of vision and hard work he has built the company, now called the QI Group, into a multi-million dollar e-commerce based network marketing company that sells media, telecommunications, travel, corporate investments, training, wellness, and luxury products through millions of independent sales representative throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The company has a presence in almost a dozen countries and has regional offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
It also owns a number of subsidiaries.

All of this is because of the vision of Vijay Eswaran and the hard work he and his million man team has put in the make the company’s products well-known and in demand throughout Asia and Africa. Today a very rich man who has won numerous awards for business, Vijay Eswaran now shares his wisdom through lectures, business presentations, and books. He is also very generous with his money. Through his two philanthropic organizations, the RHTYM Foundation and the Vijayaratnam Foundation, he has given so much that Forbes Asia named him one of the Heroes of Philanthropy in Southeast Asia in 2011 and he was given the New Global award in 2012.

Vijay Eswaran’s life serves reminder us that no matter our birthplace or how humble our beginnings, if we are willing to dream and work towards making that dream a reality anything is possible. Vijay Eswaran worked hard at school, did dirty and dangerous jobs, but never lost the vision of the company he wanted to create once he saw the possibilities network marketing offered. Today that company helps to feed millions of families throughout Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Vijay Eswaran has made his dream a reality.

Starbucks Bans Engagement Rings

In reporting on Starbucks’ recently updated dress code policy, Rachel Zarrell notes that the company has banned both engagement rings and jewelry with stones. As a result, the company has caused a social media stir led by numerous employees.

In explaining its new policy, the Starbucks dress code notes that “There are food safety rules we have to live by.” In addition to not being permitted to wear the engagement rings, baristas are not allowed to have tattoos on the face or neck. Painted fingernails and brightly colored hair are also excluded. In a statement released to KOMO-TV, the company stated that the new guidelines are designed to ensure that the company is in compliance with the Food and Drug Administration’s Food Code. This sounds like some kind of Tom Rothman produced spin on 1984 to me.

Some Starbucks employees who find the policy unacceptable have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations. Specifically, several employees and their partners have created a #BoycottStarbucks hashtag in order to express their discontent.

In commenting on the engagement ring ban to KOMO, one anonymous employee stated “I’m not stirring someone’s drink with my ring.” They went on to note that “It’s awesome they now allow you to wear tattoos, but it seems weird to not allow anyone to wear a wedding ring. A lot of people are upset.”

Cop Charged For Stealing Nude Photos

Today justice was served in a situation that is seeming to become all too familiar. It happens to politicians, celebrities, and now is becoming even more common to the average person. A young woman in California discovered that a nude photo that she had of herself on her iPhone had been sent to another iPhone, and looked further into it. What she found was infuriating. She had recently been arrested under suspect of DUI and unlocked her phone for the officer so that he could allegedly pull up her contacts.

Unbeknownst to her, Officer Sean Harrington accessed her photos and sent the nude photo to his own number. An investigation immediately launched and authorities found that Officer Harrington had texted fellow officers comments about the picture and even participated in this immoral and heinous act to at least two other women. Officer Harrington is faced with the possibility of up to 3 years and 8 months of prison. Some have been questioning if what Officer Harrington did is technically a crime.

Richard Madsen, an attorney involved in the case, holds no reservations that this is criminal activity. Madsen has been quoted by Mercury News saying, “It would seem intellectually inconsistent that the knowing and voluntary receipt of those same images would not also constitute criminal activity.”

Totally not a funny story by any means, but Rod told me that this was something I couldn’t not post about.

Look at What You Post

A picture has been removed of the woman seen here after she was breastfeeding her baby. What makes this situation worse is that the baby was premature and not expected to survive.

Because some people were offended that this was the only way she chose to feed her baby, Facebook removed the picture. I did still see it up on Skout, but it’s probably only a matter of time before it’s taken down there too.

It’s the choice of a woman to breastfeed, and instead of worrying about how a baby is fed, maybe people should worry about some of the other pictures that are posted on Facebook like pictures of teenagers smoking illegal drugs or of running around half naked through a store in the middle of the day.

Media Frenzy Causes Restaurant Name Change

A restaurant in Minnesota recently had to change its name from MaMaTi’s African Kitchen to MaMaTi’s Kitchen because they were losing patrons. The reason: Ebola. People honestly thought that if they ate from this restaurant, there was a possibility they could contract Ebola. This is absolutely ridiculous. The media has put this country into such a panic regarding this disease that people actually became fearful even seeing the name Africa.

Do not feed into the media frenzy and social paranoia that typically comes along with situations similar to that of the Ebola epidemic. It seems that every day I’m reading numerous tweets or shares on Facebook on my FreedomPop smartphone with fake websites claiming to be legitimate news sites. One such article actually claimed that 17 kindergartners died after contracting Ebola. This was completely false. People see the headlines of these articles and actually believe whatever it may be that they happened to glance at. Do your own research; and only use sources that are real and accurate.

There was no reason that MaMaTi’s African Kitchen should have had to change its name to retain customers. If people were not so ignorant, and if the news and other avenues of social media stopped feeding into this ignorance, people would understand more about Ebola and know that in a first world country, like the U.S., the chances of Ebola becoming an epidemic are very slim.

Two Innocent African Boys Were Beaten by Classmates and Called “Ebola” in New York City

Children should not have to worry about hate crimes, but two African Senegalese-American children in middle school were taken to the hospital on Friday after being beaten by classmates. The attack on the boys was sparked by the Ebola virus. As the boys were beaten by classmates, the boys were called “Ebola.”

The two victims are brothers: Amedou and Abdou Drame. The boys are in the sixth and eighth grade and attend Intermediate School 318, which is located in the Bronx. The brothers came from Senegal recently, which could have been a factor in the hate crime committed against the innocent boys. However, there has only been one documented case of the Ebola virus in Senegal. CNN reported the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged Senegal was free of the Ebola virus on October 18th. The WHO based this on the fact that there had not been any documented cases in 42 days, which is twice incubation time of the Ebola virus.

There was a press conference held on Monday at the Harlem headquarters of the Association of Senegalese in America. Senator Perkins stated, “Ebola is a bullying crisis in our public schools and in our charter schools. Our mayor needs to take some steps so that children in our public schools known what Ebola really is and don’t go out and attack their fellow students.”

The father of Amedou and Abdou, Ousmane Drame stated that both of his children were born in the United States, but had traveled to Senegal to learn French. The boys were welcomed by their classmates when they arrived three weeks ago, but this changed as the Ebola virus scared a vast number of individuals. These hate crimes aren’t welcoming to anyone looking to come to the United States like Fersen Lambranho and his family.

Oh Boy…The Ebola Misinformation Is Really Ramping Up

I just saw the above image on Facebook, shared by a friend that I used to think was pretty intelligent. When I showed Christian Broda he about fell out of his chair.

I’m hoping this is a joke, I’m pleading with the rest of the people in America to see this as a joke. Because I just can’t bring myself to believe that somebody actually thinks this is true, or that this is going to play out this way.

I can’t imagine living in a country where first off, people assume that an Ebola epidemic will happen in America. Or 2, that people think the “government” will organize the death of most of their people.