Vijay Eswaran on Choosing a Work Setting for Meeting Your Career Goals

Given that many people are conservative in nature, many graduates only think of looking for jobs after they graduate instead of looking on the flipside of being able to create jobs.

Vijay Eswaran, executive chairman QI Group, encourages students to open their world not only to job seeking, but also to job creation. Consequently, he is urging institutions of higher learning to encourage graduates to take risks.

Adapting to an Ever-changing World

With the advent of artificial intelligence, robotics and innovation, the world is quickly changing. It is, therefore, crucial for graduates to adapt to the pace of change in the globe.

While addressing students at a forum in Universiti Malaya, Vijay Eswaran, noted that graduates from countries such as China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan have mastered the art of getting experience first from the corporate setting, but that they do not limit their work experience to this setting. These graduates look forward to being their own bosses and creating employment opportunities for others.

Choosing a Work Setting

While comparing the corporate and startup work environment, Vijay Eswaran informed students of his decision to go the startup way. He, however, noted there is nothing wrong with either going the startup or corporate way. However, he urges graduates to weigh the pros and cons of working in either setting before choosing which suits them best.

It is important to pay attention to your personality, unique needs and work style even as you make this decision as both environments are unique and challenging in their own special way. Most importantly, it is important to choose a job meeting your qualifications.

Differences between Startup and Corporate Setting

In a startup setting, a student has to be both a team member and the leader. The responsibility accompanying this is enormous since there is little or no delegation of responsibilities. Additionally, the startup setting is ever evolving and need you to think out of the box all the time to solve problems.

It is, however, very fast-paced and there’s open communication. This to him is the beauty of the startup setting. On the other hand, in an already established business, you have a structured setting where you can methodically work towards achieving your goals. Consequently, no work setting is better than the other since you get to work towards your goals in both.

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Brazilian Real Estate Companies On The Rise


Brookfield Incorporacoes is a Brazilian real estate company that was founded in 2008. Today, it sits as the fifth largest real estate company in Brazil. It is a subsidiary of Canadian Brookfield Asset Management. It was founded through the merger of Brascan Company and MB Engenharia. The company focuses its business in the economic, mid-low, middle, mid-high and high-end sectors of the residential development business. It operates commercially in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Goiania, Campo Grande, Cuiaba, Curitiba, and Campinas.


PDG Realty S.A. Empreendimentos e Participações is a real estate company founded in 1979. It is based out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Today, it sits as the second largest real estate company in Brazil.


Construcap has been in business for over 70 years. This company focuses on several market segments: industrial, oil and gas, commercial build, and heavy civil. They are one of the largest construction companies in Brazil, and was ranked one of the best companies in the construction sector by eSportes Terra, Special Edition of the Best and Greatest companies in Brazil in 2012. With its 10,000 employees, they were able to generate over US$760 million in revenue in 2014 alone.


In 2012, Construcap and Flour Corporation joined hands to form CFPS Engenharia e Projetos, S.A. This joint venture was in an effort to pursue engineering, procurement and construction management services in Brazil. CFPS Engenharia e Projetos combines Construcap’s notable prosperity and sustained presence in Brazil with Fluor’s project execution leadership and global resources.  Construcap has also begun construction on a brand new Fiat factory, details of which can be sought here: Fábrica da Fiat – Construcap – Goiana – PE – Em Andamento

Madison Street Capital leads while the rest follow

Since its launch in 2002, the annual M&A Advisor Awards have served to set the benchmark for excellence by recognizing merit in financing, deal making, and restructuring by honoring the exploits of leading corporations and professionals. This year was no different from the others. In this regard, the M&A Advisor has nominated Madison Street Capital, an international investment banking company based in Chicago, as among the finalists for its yearly awards, which are now in their fifteenth year.

This prominent investment banking firm has received two nominations in two different categories, namely the International and Industrials Deal of the Year (Under $100 million) and Boutique Investment Banking Institution of the Year and according to news found on Benzinga.

The former nomination particularly recognized the important role played by Madison Street Capital in helping Dowco to acquire Acuna and Asociados S. A. The acquisition was a multifaceted cross-border deal, which involved several aspects and was led by Karl D’Cunha who is the Senior Managing Director of Madison Street Capital. According to Karl D’Cunha, the company is pleased to be recognized for its exploits in that particular deal.

In a separate statement, the founder, and CEO of Madison Street Capital, Charles Botchway reiterated that the company was happy with its success in facilitating Dowco’s procurement of Acuna & Asociados S.A. He further added that the company was humbled to be in contention for Boutique Investment Banking Institution of the Year given that its employees work diligently across different time zones to partner clients with developing businesses that can meet their varied needs for sustained development and success.

The M&A Advisor will announce the respective winners of its 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on November 9, at a Gala hosted at the New York Athletic Club.

About Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital is a renowned transnational investment banking institution dedicated to the highest standards of honesty and service in the provision of merger and acquisition knowledge, corporate monetary advisory services, financial opinions as well as valuation services to both public and private corporations. We have office branches in North America, Africa, and Asia.  Madison Street Capital considers emerging markets as a key element of growth for its partners and will continue to dedicate a significant portion of its resources on these markets.

About M&A Advisor

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