Quotes by Shawn Vij
“Courage only comes with an open heart.”
“Compassion with Capitalism will raise the human condition.”
“Trust yourself, trust your intuition, trust your heart and doors will open.”
“What if companies just had a simple underlying mission, which was making people’s lives better around the world.”
“I am a staunch believer in people being the soul of a company. Their values define the company’s values. And if these employees have surrendered to excessive greed, anger or ignorance, then yes, a company has no soul left.”
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Shawn Vij was born on August 6th, 1969. He has raised in the US Midwest, metro Detroit area and currently resides in Seattle enjoying the Pacific Northwest.
Vij is a Global Business Leader who has worked in various industries from Automotive, Financial Services, Management Consulting to High Tech. He has held executive positions at Ford Motor Company, Ernst & Young, VISA, Deloitte, Microsoft and Intel Corporation.
Vij’s father, Yash Paul Vij is a retired engineer and college professor. His mother, Aruna Vij is a retired housewife having raised three children.
Vij received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He later received a Masters in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Krannert School of Management – Purdue University where he was Student Body President.
Shawn Vij first met the Dalia Lama in February 2014 where he became inspired to write his book, Moral Fiber. The foreword of the book is written by the Dalai Lama.
Vij is one of the inventors of a ‘System for Personal Authorization Control for Card Transactions.’ In short, the concept is the ability for users to set spending limits online which is used frequently today. The invention is protected by a patent.
Shawn loves shopping at Whole Foods. Co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods endorsed Vij and his book for its outlook on capitalism and human values.
Vij was nominated to the US Military Academy, West Point as well as the US Air Force Academy.
Vij’s great uncle is a famous Bollywood Actor, Rajendra Kumar.
Vij enjoys his free time cooking and trying out new restaurants. He likes playing chess and watching old movies. His current iTunes playlist includes Post Malone, Khalid, and Shakira.