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Vijay Eswaran And How Spirituality Is Important In The Workplace For Him

Vijay Eswaran manages a company called QI Group which is the cornerstone company to several businesses in multilevel marketing and asset management. What’s unique about this company is how it’s helped many freelancers and entrepreneurial-minded people start their own business in direct selling. Vijay Eswaran always wanted to help people in his native country of Malaysia both in business and philanthropy, and he also believes spirituality is an important aspect of his work. He takes moments every day where he meditates or sits in silence and listens, a teaching that the great Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi practiced. Vijay Eswaran has been inspired by Gandhi over the years and has mentioned him while speaking at various business forums.

Vijay Eswaran is the son of a former member of the Malaysian Ministry of Labor and a school teacher. He was given a good education growing up and attended the London School of Economics in the 1980s. He graduated with a socio-economic degree on YouTube, but couldn’t find the right business opportunity right away. He did start becoming interested in binary marketing, so he got his certification from CIMA and then went to Southern Illinois University where he got his MBA. His interest in binary marketing soon turned into interest in multilevel marketing, and in the early 1990s he returned to Malaysia as part of a multilevel marketing company, the Cosway Group on philanthropies.org. He later broke from that company to start his own company in 1998, and that became QI Group. Under that company he also formed QNet, it’s direct sales subsidiary, QStyle, QI Asset Management and Quex Courier.

Read more: Vijay Eswaran – CEO QNet Featured in Forbes

Eswaran also started several philanthropic foundations as part of QI Group, including RYTHM and the Vijayratnam Foundation. These foundations have helped needy areas of Asia by providing support and education services to disabled children, environmental cleanup projects when there’s been disasters, and supplying food, shelter and resources to needy communities. Eswaran’s donations to these charities made him famous in Forbes Asia in their 2011 Heroes of Philanthropy edition. Eswaran also regularly attends the World Economic Forum in Davos where he speaks and shares his visions with other business and political leaders.


The Success of Sujit Choudhry

The study of comparative law is the study of both the similarities as well as the differences of law around the world that holds an importance to pull from real events and successful and unsuccessful instances in order to continue to refine functioning laws for the future. Comparative law has become a growing area of study ever since the 18th century as more and more individuals as well as businesses conducted in trading. Comparative law is a direct result of the expanding initiative for globalization and the necessity to use historical events to promote or disregard certain laws at the local level, the international level, as well as at the national level.

Comparative law is not only what is known to be a formal law that has been formed and decreed by the government. Comparative law also includes cultural normality as well as religious laws that have not only been passed down, but that have also been studied in order to implement the best laws possible.

One of the most highly respected individuals in the field of comparative law is Sujit Choudhry, an individual who has shown excellence within his field of study. Mr. Choudhry is a well respected individual who is known for becoming the first individual of Indian descent to teach at a well known US law school. With this honor, Mr. Choudhry is world renowned for becoming the dean of the law school at New York University. His demonstration of how hard work can leave to many achievements has not gone unnoticed by not only his students, but by his employees that hold this individual in the highest respect.

As an Indian born individual, Mr. Choudhry has become a supporter of globalization and has continued to stress the importance of a unified world that has a similar as well as functioning legal system. His research as well as his experiments will continue to be passed down and to be used for future investigations in the importance of a legal system as well as for the study of which aspects of a legal system are truly functioning in a society. Mr. Choudhry hopes that all of his goals for globalization will be achieved.


Eric Lefkofsky, Philanthropist

In addition to being a successful businessman, Eric Lefkofsky is an active philanthropist. In 2006, he and his wife Liz founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. It is a private charitable foundation that focuses mainly on bettering the quality of human living through programs, initiatives, and research. The organization concentrates on many sectors including arts and culture, human rights, education, and health.

Arts and Culture

Arts and culture are just one sector that the Lefkofsky’s contribute to through their family foundation. The major portion of their charity in this area goes to local organizations such as the Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.  They also make smaller contributions to other local museums, as well as dance and theatre companies.

Human Rights

The Lefkofsky Foundation claims human rights as one of the four core interests of the foundation. The foundation has donated over $100,000 to the Human Rights Watch, and the Anti-Defamation League received under that amount. Organizations such as Planned Parenthood of Illinois and the Illinois Holocaust Museum also received donations in the name of human rights. Also, they make charitable donations to a few Jewish advocacy groups, as well as to a community that helps and houses people with developmental disabilities.

Education

As with the above mention areas of interest, education is another sector in which the Lefkofsky’s tend to keep their donations local. They often support the younger children but also give to charter schools, after-school programs for children who are disadvantaged, and several college scholarship programs. In addition to his local endeavors, he also donates large sums of money to the University of Michigan, the school he attended and is a graduate. He also gives charity to Chicago universities such as Northwestern and DePaul.

Health

Health is a sector of their philanthropy that the Lefkofsky’s do not keep confined to local organizations. They donate to the American Brain Tumor Association that is founded by Liz’s mother. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center also receives funds. However, they do give to local health organizations, especially the ones that care for children. They also greatly support cancer research, including but not limited to:

  • pancreatic cancer
  • lung cancer
  • leukemia

They also give contributions to organizations that focus on brain tumors and food allergies.

Eric Lefkofsky continues to generously contribute to the better good of human living through this foundation, as well as on many other levels. He is a co-founder of the company, Tempus, who is currently working to improve cancer research and treatments.