If you’re unfamiliar with Dr. Vijay Eswaran, he is a highly acclaimed author and astute businessman. He is the Co-founder of QI Group, a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Hong Kong, and also the author of “In the Sphere of Silence,” a best-selling motivational book, that has garnered rave reviews from public figures like Lance Armstrong, Fidel Ramos, Stephen Covey, Kenneth Blanchard, and others. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://www.qbuzz.qnet.net/blog/2016/01/26/qnet-founder-vijay-eswaran-speaks-world-economic-forum-2016/
According to Dr. Eswaran, the catalyst for the book was two-fold; it chronicled his various business achievements, while also encouraging readers to practice self-actualization.
If you’re curious about self-actualization, it is a relatively broad term rooted in the principles of theorist Kurt Goldstein, who believed that a tranquil mind creates a pathway towards a deeper understanding of ourselves, and our the world in which we live. Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group of Companies
In his book, Dr. Eswaran delves further into the philosophy of self-actualization by debunking the myth that suggests true happiness can be derived from worldly things. Instead, he believes that understanding one’s self, which can be achieved through seeking spiritual enlightenment, pursuing knowledge, and exploring one’s own creativity, is the truest way to experience unparalleled happiness.
Dr. Vijay Eswaran is also a huge proponent of helping others reach their full potential; he routinely shares his insights with young college students, who are eager to join the business world.
According to an article in thestar.com, Canada’s largest online news site, Dr. Eswaran encourages students to be more ambitious and to free themselves from conservative thinking, when it comes to career goals.
He believes that entrepreneurship is a path towards not only prosperity but also a journey towards personal fulfillment. Of course, this career path is not for everyone; therefore, Dr. Eswaran recommends, if you’re going to work for a corporation, you should work for a startup business instead of a structured corporation. Why? Well, Dr. Exwaran believes that a startup business provides greater opportunity to gain invaluable skills like leadership, business protocols, and a team player mentality.
To further drive this point, Dr. Eswaran points to his own success with QI Group, which he co-founded in 1998.