QNET is a diversified multi-national e-commerce company that focuses on direct selling with offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. It has a presence in over 100 countries from Southeast Asia to Europe. QNET’s independent distributors’ sell many items ranging from health and wellness products, luxury watches and jewelry, vacation packages and educational materials. The company has recently moved most of its manufacturing operations to India which has cut down on the company’s expenses.
Joseph Bismark co-founded QNET in the Philippines in 1998 and became its managing director in December of 2008. As an advocate of healthy living, Mr. Bismark has been instrumental in the company’s growth in the development and promotion of QNET’s health and wellness products that focus on energy, nutrition and personal care. He is also a strong advocate of spiritual growth and how this growth is related to corporate social responsibility. He helps lead QNET’s Raise Yourself To Help Mankind (RHYTHM) and Vijayaratnam Foundations, both of which help to provide community development and educational opportunities to disadvantaged children in southeast and central Asia.
Mr. Bismark has a set of business principles that he believes are the keys to his success and could be helpful to all business leaders. He says business leaders should have empathy and try to understand people from their point of view. This involves having good listening skills, treating people with respect and having open lines of communication. It is important to frequently interact with employees one-on-one, face-to-face and to reduce technology usage when dealing with people. Business leaders need to be proactive and seize opportunities as they appear and be truthful about making mistake and accept responsibility for those mistakes. He feels that people need to be taught how to take control of their lives, and business leaders are in a perfect position to set the example. With these business leadership practices in place, QNET will continue to grow and be a strong force in the direct selling market throughout Asia.
The virtual shopping mall has demanded a regulator in India, specific to the direct selling and MLM business that has taken the Asia Pacific Rim by storm. The prosperous markets of Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Taiwan all have proceeded to regulate the MLM and direct selling Internet Marketing industry so that it will continue to prosper while statutes are put in place to facilitate the industry.
There are reports of merit that the same movement is gaining great support within the Indian government which has yet to legislate any clear cut laws that will address the MLM and direct selling industry in India. There is an initiative to amend the legislation already in place regarding the direct selling business. QNET has lobbied to set up a regulatory body that will revamp the Priz Chits and Money Circulation Schemes(Banning) Act.
The man who orchestrated and founded the Group, which established a solid position for the multi faceted and exponential proliferation of Qi, has a self effulgent smile and is known as Joseph Bismark. Since December of 2008, stability has set in to Qi. The talent of Joseph Bismark is heralded industry-wide in his stance that “everyone has a potential to do extraordinary things.” By setting an example, he lives well as a vegetarian, eating healthy foods, and promoting the Group’s business direction into wellness, organic foods and spirituality. Eating healthy to take good care of the body or ‘the chariot,’ is one tenet of the Vedas that Joseph Bismark lives by.
The success that Joseph Bismark has achieved allows him to give back in a magnanimous way as he renders service to the world community. This is the aspect of Qi that participates in the global community in the realm of social responsibility. Mr. Bismark encourages all souls to rise above the false ego and understand the eternal spirit soul that dwells within the temporary material body. He promotes reading classic books such as The Bhagavad-Gita, As It Is, by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada so as to begin the process of self realization. He realizes that neglecting the soul inside the body is not healthy and gives many tips about this on his personal blog about self realization.