/2017

How India Could Set An Example with “Lakshmi Coin”

Though cryptocurrency has only this year picked up mainstream coverage, Bitcoin has been around since 2009. Like many countries, due to either lack of knowledge or lack of trust, India, too, had shunned it. India’s current growth trajectory would put it as world’s fourth-largest economy. It is noteworthy to mention this is despite demonetization that [...]

By | 2017-09-19T23:43:48+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Why Celebrity Sponsored Posts Shouldn’t Exist

Celebrity endorsements are not a new marketing concept. It is a time-honored marketing tool, dating back as late as 1930s for radio advertising, 1950s for TV advertising and as recent as 1990s for the internet. This framework hinges on borrowing a celebrity’s star power to build product awareness. The strategy behind celebrity endorsements are to [...]

By | 2017-08-29T14:58:13+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

What are Your Chances at Life?

Her are your chances statistically at life: Chances of becoming a millionaire: 1% Chances of becoming a billionaire: .00002% Chances of winning the lottery: .000001% Odds of getting a royal flush on your first five cards: 1 in 649,740. Odds of becoming U.S. President: 1 in 323,100,000. Odds of winning $340 million jackpot in MegaMillions [...]

By | 2017-08-16T20:05:26+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

How BlockChain Is Creating The Next Digital Revolution

In the past few decades, a few major changes in technology have led the evolution of the digital world. First, in the 90s, the advent of the mainstream internet allowed digital advertising to be born. As the industry matured, in the late 2000s, the programmatic marketplaces revolutionized the landscape which created much needed automated efficiency. [...]

By | 2017-08-10T16:38:02+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Next Multi-Trillion Dollar Economy: #AI and #BlockChain

As digital technology continues to evolve, there are two major disruptions entering the marketplace: Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. In the past couple of months, the industry has seen massive penetration of LIVE AI beta products ranging from Chatbots, servicing from e-commerce to banking, to AI outranking the top-ranked Go player, Ke Jie. Similarly, a host [...]

By | 2017-07-31T22:10:42+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Many Ways You Can Make a Difference

Saying everyone can make a difference is a blanket statement, but it’s true. The world is big and there is something everyone can do. Gurbaksh Singh Chahal targeted the bigger issues: eradicating sex trafficking, improving third-world education, and raising awareness of cultural issues have been the targets of The Chahal Foundation since its creation. However, [...]

By | 2017-07-25T04:56:23+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Philanthropy|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Tips for Staying Motivated When Life Gets Tough

Life will not always be a bed of roses. Your dream job will not be handed to you on a silver platter. These are the simple realities of life. However, it doesn’t mean the opposite. You are not stuck in a bush of thorns, or permanently jobless. Getting to where you want to go takes [...]

By | 2017-07-13T04:19:03+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Mona Lisa: “The Best Thing I’ve Created…Yet”

As I reflect on my journey, I am amazed how far technology has evolved. I recall my favorite and most memorable lesson in school was in my science class, where our teacher taught us about Darwinism. I never thought out of all the things I learned, it would be Charles Darwin who would leave a lasting [...]

By | 2017-07-08T18:12:50+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Be Careful With Whom You Trust.

Gurbaksh Singh Chahal is a man of remarkable fate. One of the youngest millionaires in the digital industry, over the years he founded four companies, each of them more successful than its predecessor. However, it was not a path strewn with rose petals, and he learned some very important lessons along the way. These days [...]

By | 2017-06-18T05:31:58+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Life Is Beautiful. Accept Its Greatness.

As a society, we’ve become obsessed with possessing what we don’t have. We fantasize about places, people, and things we want to have, all while abandoning the precious moments right in front of us. How many times have you seen others take pictures of the most routine moments of their lives just to post them [...]

By | 2017-06-12T19:18:51+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Don’t Hesitate to Bring Good Change

The amount of suffering in this world is unimaginable, and children (and with them our future) are the most vulnerable victims of crime and outright atrocity. In this day and age, child labor, child sex trafficking and abuse still are the gruesome reality of too many countries. These children are robbed of their childhood and, [...]

By | 2017-06-23T05:18:40+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Motivational, Philanthropy|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | If I Graduated Today, What Would I Do?

Although I dropped out of high school at the age of 16, to pursue my dreams in business, I have never downplayed the importance of education. Quiet to the contrary, I have often stated in all of my guest lectures for students to stay in school, and to never stop learning - for it is [...]

By | 2017-06-27T06:00:10+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

The Story Of Gurbaksh Chahal by Forbes.com: Mental Tenacity As Fuel For Success

As first appeared on Forbes.com by Melissa Thompson. Gurbaksh Chahal, a successful American-Indian internet entrepreneur who in 2007 sold his company to Yahoo for $300 million, leads the fight against discrimination with the Chahal Foundation. I recently wrote about how entrepreneurs deal with setbacks. There’s little doubt that the life of an entrepreneur is often full [...]

By | 2017-06-27T06:15:57+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Entrepreneur.com’s Interview during a Q&A Special for Mother’s Day.

There is no job as thankless and selfless than that of a mother. On my Facebook today, I thanked my mother for giving me the gift of life and for always being there for me. My mother is an incredible person who sacrificed a very comfortable life in India, but gave up to raise her [...]

By | 2017-06-07T02:18:47+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Thoughts|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Fear of Failure is the Mother of Defeat

Think of one universal quality that is shared by every successful man or woman in history. Is it ambition? Hard work? Luck? Insightfulness? Probably. But there's one more thing that is imperative to succeed: fearlessness. How Gurbaksh Singh Chahal Overcame Failure and Found Success "Be fearless. The road to success is paved with failures. If [...]

By | 2017-08-06T18:02:23+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Roots of Motivation are Key

True success goes hand in hand with generosity and willingness to make the world a better place for those near and far. The readiness to share the secrets of one's own success is no exception: successful entrepreneurs know how to handle these insecurities that sometimes make people feel that their own achievement might be at [...]

By | 2017-06-13T04:41:30+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | How Being Vulnerable Allows You to Succeed in Life

Having a rough morning? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? That’s called purpose. Don’t ever give up. Everyone struggles with insecurities. They make us vulnerable. And, they either make us or break us. We all have them, after all we’re humans. It’s how we deal with them that separate us. We have this inner voice [...]

By | 2017-06-23T05:40:01+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Let’s End Child Sex Trafficking. #BeASuperHero

In India every hour, two girls under the age of 15 are forced into sexual exploitation with little hope for freedom. The human trafficking industry is among the fastest growing criminal activities. In fact, it is a multi-billion dollar industry with complex global networks. Child trafficking is a serious problem and continues to plague the [...]

By | 2017-06-06T05:30:16+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Philanthropy|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | How to Prepare for a World with Artificial Intelligence

With Artificial Intelligence (AI) now being seen as an essential tool in various sectors, it is important for our generation to incorporate innovative dynamic learning needs into our global education system. But when cutting-edge sectors evolve at lightning pace, it is not always possible for traditional sectors to change at the same speed. My company, [...]

By | 2017-06-23T05:41:59+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch

One of my favorite segments on Oprah was when she brought in a special guest by the name of Randy Pausch on October 2007. Professor Pausch was an esteemed professor at Carnegie Mellon University, a devoted husband and father who was fighting pancreatic cancer. He gave an abridged version of his speech of his “Last [...]

By | 2017-05-09T06:00:42+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Don’t Walk like you own the World, Walk like you don’t care who Does.

It's true, the most successful individuals in the world have the most struggling stories. It's not that they're looking for trouble, but pursuing the things they are pursuing in life puts them in some complicated situations. Believe me there is no book out there that says, "You've just become successful, if so, here all the things [...]

By | 2017-06-06T05:33:02+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The ‘Happiness’ Startup Part Deux. Rules to Live By.

One of my favorite blog posts, was one that I wrote last year that went viral, titled originally “Happiness StartUp: Rules To Live By.” It’s still something I read at least twice a month to remind myself of why we do the things we do, why it’s important to struggle, and why to never make [...]

By | 2017-06-27T06:37:20+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | I Kept My Dream Alive

As you look yourself in the mirror, read this every morning to yourself as you wake up. You say that I may or may not succeed but you don’t get to decide. I don’t know who or what decides. I’ve been trying to figure it out. I’m here, and while those who are not. I’m [...]

By | 2017-05-31T17:17:31+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Life is a Hustle

Talent gets you noticed…maybe. And looks, sure, for a moment. But the only thing that gets you a seat at the table...is force of personality. I’m talking about complete and utter confidence in who you are. When you have that, people are drawn to you. They don’t know why, but suddenly they need you. And [...]

By | 2017-06-09T06:31:10+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The ‘Happiness’ Startup: Rules to Live By

Happiness is elusive without balance. I learned that the hard way. As an entrepreneur, I’ve been fortunate to see financial success but that has little connection to genuine happiness. A famous writer once said, "Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't [...]

By | 2017-12-28T22:14:47+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | What it takes to Succeed in Life

Whatever your ultimate dream maybe, it can be frustrating when someone overlooked you and didn’t give you a chance. The challenge is, most believe in “luck” giving them an opportunity. They look for a sponsor, a mentor, or an investor - to help them achieve their dreams. My advice: Stop thinking like that. I have [...]

By | 2017-06-27T06:33:47+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | We All Deserve Styrofoam Cups

"Leadership is not a rank. Leadership is a choice. It's the choice to look after the person to the left of you and the person to the right of you.” I heard a story about a former Under Secretary of Defense who gave a speech at a large conference. He took his place on the [...]

By | 2017-04-08T12:53:51+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | Max Ehrmann’s Desiderata

I ran across a prose poem that was written in 1927 by Max Ehrmann called "Desiderata." It's a beautiful piece of literature that I think we can relate to in all of our lives. Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without [...]

By | 2017-04-07T18:58:04+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Real Art of Success

It’s been a while since my last post. So, I wanted to make this to the point as we start the new year. I’m not going to tell you how to get rich. I’m not going to tell you how you are going to be a millionaire overnight. Nor, am I going to tell you [...]

By | 2017-06-27T06:56:26+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Motivational|0 Comments