Key recipe for success


Gurbaksh Chahal | Dream. Create. Lead. Execute.

Excelling at work is the key recipe for success. You must always strive to be the best you can be.  The following may seem obvious, but understanding these ideas can help you go far in your career. Don’t ever treat your job as just a job; always think of it as a career. Embrace it. […]

Posted December 2, 2014, BY Gurbaksh Chahal

Best interview questions to ask


Gurbaksh Chahal | The Best Interview Questions You Should Always Ask

Most people preparing for an interview think about all of the “tricky” questions they’re likely to be asked. And plenty of books have been written telling you how you should best answer them. But have you ever considered the questions that you should be asking the interviewer? They’re just as important. Right at the end […]

Posted September 22, 2014, BY Gurbaksh Chahal

Gurbaksh Chahal Davinci IITM CEO


Gurbaksh Chahal | The Worst Interview Questions You Should Never Ask

Interviews are those make-or-break opportunities in life. A few vital minutes when you’re in the spotlight and it’s your chance to shine. This isn’t a rehearsal, it’s the real thing. So, are you going to put your best foot forward or your foot in your mouth? Are you going to put in a star performance? […]

Posted September 9, 2014, BY Gurbaksh Chahal

"Get in the Driver’s Seat of Life" by Gurbaksh Chahal


Gurbaksh Chahal | Get in the Driver’s Seat of Life

Are you a driver or a passenger? If you want to be an entrepreneur there’s only one answer to this question. You have to be a driver. You can’t expect to be a passenger and get anywhere. You have to be the one with his hands firmly on the wheel steering your business in the […]

Posted September 2, 2014, BY Gurbaksh Chahal

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever


Gurbaksh Chahal | Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

Here’s a shining example of Why Defeat is just a Detour in our Journey. Consider the life of someone who refused to quit—in spite of setback after setback during a life of struggle: ■ When he was seven years old, his family had to give up their farm and move to a neighboring state. Like […]

Posted August 19, 2014, BY Gurbaksh Chahal

Success is a Daily Habit


Gurbaksh Chahal | Success is a Daily Habit

There’s no such thing as an overnight success. You don’t just wake up one day, decide to do something extraordinary and the very next day you’re on top of the world with everyone singing your praises. Becoming successful is not a fluke. It’s not as simple as buying a ticket and winning the lottery. Success […]

Posted August 11, 2014, BY Gurbaksh Chahal

Career tips by G Chahal


Gurbaksh Chahal | Don’t Ruin Your Résumé

I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently sifting through résumés while preparing to get my latest venture RedLotus, off the ground. We’ve been blessed to have gotten over 5,000 resumes even before launch. It’s a starting point for getting to know someone and figure out if he or she will be a good fit. […]

Posted July 22, 2014, BY Gurbaksh Chahal

Disconnect from the Wired World


Gurbaksh Chahal | Taking a Break from the Wired World

Here’s something you’d probably not expect to hear from me: Do yourself a favor and disconnect from the wired world. Yes, I’m an Internet entrepreneur. Yes, I’ve been a passionate serial entrepreneur since the age of 16 whose life has totally revolved around high tech connectivity. And yes, I have to admit that I often […]

Posted June 17, 2014, BY Gurbaksh Chahal

You can buy People. But you can’t buy Loyalty


Gurbaksh Chahal | You can buy People. But you can’t buy Loyalty.

What does loyalty mean to you? I return to this subject because I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. Throughout my journey I’ve always believed in being totally loyal to my colleagues, employees, customers and investors. I can’t imagine running any kind of business without loyalty being at its core. Morally and ethically, it […]

Posted June 5, 2014, BY Gurbaksh Chahal

Instructions for Life


Gurbaksh Chahal | The Eleven Rules of Life-Fiction for our Youth

Here’s an excerpt from the book “Dumbing Down our Kids” by educator Charles Sykes.  It is a list of eleven things you did not learn in school and directed at high school and college grads. While some of these are very blunt, I think our youth definitely needs to understand what they are going to […]

Posted February 13, 2014, BY Gurbaksh Chahal