Vijay Eswaran an entrepreneur, philanthropist, an economist, and a motivational speaker is the founder and Executive Chairman of QI Companies. His other ventures include real estate, retail, direct selling, education, and hospitality in over 30 countries. He wrote In The Sphere of Silence a best seller and received numerous entrepreneurial awards and appeared as Asia’s Top 50 Philanthropist in Forbes. He is a regular speaker on WEF annual meeting and a member of the advisory board of the World Economic Forum.
Vijay Eswaran asks us if we realize at any given time how close we are from the abyss. This is just one of the questions he tackles in Two Minutes from the Abyss. He uses stories, own experience, and his insights to expound 11 pillars of managing life.
He incorporates the likes of Lakota Indians in Northern parts of the United States, Gorkhas in Nepalese, Tuaregs from Morocco, Comanche warriors, Cossack riders, Tartars of Crimea among other incredible warriors. Today is a great day to die is the common phrase in either a prayer, verse in a song, a war cry or just a repetition each morning.
He tries to install in us on how nothing else matters only to focus at the moment and the target. He further explains how and why ego is the greatest disincentive in gaining knowledge. He finally elaborates the 11 by developing the 11 rules of confrontation.
In another context, he states the three ways how fear drives success. Vijay Eswaran takes us through his memory lane where he survived a horrendous experience. He uses that ordeal to pitch in crucial points like how excitement is disguised as fear, what doesn’t paralyze you, energizes you and fear can be a high motivation.
Vijay Eswaran, in a separate article, naturally and precisely takes us through various stages of change. He explains the importance of change and how it begins from within. He shows the readers the overlapping effects how it never happens in one cycle. It always brings change and pain is its price. He finally sums up by stating that some things should never change.
During his philosophical career, he spoke about the 5 Cs of Servant Leadership. This content he mostly speaks to the leaders with a desire to be set apart from the other leaders. He sums up by stating that leaders lead by what they do not what they say.