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Dato’ Seri Vijay Eswaran is on a roll this week! Forbes will be featuring our dear leader and grand mentor on their next issue of their Forbes Asia magazine! But you’re in luck–even if you can’t get a copy of the magazine, the article is already online at their site. It features Dato Seri Vijay Eswaran’s journey from way back before he started the business, through trials and tribulations, and then to his current success. Here’s an excerpt of that article:
Thousands have come to Jakarta from all over Asia, waiting with patience and anxiety for this moment. At last the music swells. An excited murmur arises; he enters behind a phalanx of bodyguards, and the crowd parts. People strain to touch him or at least his high-collared tunic. Spotlights cast him in a golden glow. He raises a hand in benediction, utters a few unheard words and lets the rush carry him on. Vijay Eswaran has arrived.
It’s a triumphant return to Indonesia for the Malaysian founder and chairman of the Qi Group, a young giant of multilevel marketing with sales that could approach $1 billion in the next couple of years. His annual three-day convention, training session, pep rally and lovefest, the VCon, has attracted more than 8,000 of his company’s so-called IRs. These are some of the 4.5 million independent representatives who buy and sell his products, creating networks that they call a chain of prosperity, giving them a business of their own and a vision of a better life.
Wrapped up in the adulation, it’s tempting for Eswaran to forget the last time his event was held here, in 2007.
Need to know more, read the full article here!
Here’s the official announcement from QI Group:
Just earlier today, the November 5 issue of Forbes Asia went live on the Forbes website carrying two stories that are close to our hearts, one that spotlights our Executive Chairman Dato Seri Vijay Eswaran and QNET and another one on Taarana.
The main featured story “Selling A Better Life” talks about how Dato Seri Vijay built QNET amidst various challenges. From hopeless circumstances, the odds against him were quite high but he believed in the dictum that your reach must extend beyond your grasp.
The sidebar story “Backing A Pioneering School” features Dato Seri Vijay and the QI Group’s deep involvement in a number of charitable projects through the RYTHM Foundation. He and his wife Datin Seri Umayal Eswaran created Taarana, one of the first schools in Malaysia for children with special learning needs and whose main goal is to empower children and those similarly marginalised with the proper tools, skills and abilities to function and cope with society at large.
We are truly proud of you, Dato Seri Vijay Eswaran!
And, you might want to grab a copy of the November 5 issue of Forbes Asia magazine out tomorrow in 12 countries in Asia!