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Author Gurbaksh Chahal



Gurbaksh Chahal, Chairman & CEO, Founder, Chairman & CEO | Entrepreneur | Author | Investor | Philanthropist | Keynote Speaker | Guest Lecturer

Die Hard Four-Time Successful Entrepreneur.

Gurbaksh Chahal is a visionary entrepreneur, writer, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. He is an accomplished business leader, who has started four successful companies. He currently is Chairman & CEO of RedLotus and founder of Taara Labs, an incubator solving problems in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Data Sciences. Chahal also manages a known global non-profit organization, The Chahal Foundation. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that strives to restore hope and dreams throughout communities around the globe. It strives to provide the needed education assistance to the children of need.

His journey started in January 1999, at the age of 16, when Chahal started his first company, ClickAgents. It was one of the first ad networks focused around performance-based advertising. Eighteen months later he sold it for $40 million to ValueClick, a NASDAQ company (CNVR). Four years later, Chahal founded his second company, BlueLithium. The company focused on data, optimization, and analytics and became a pioneer in behavioral targeting. BlueLithium was named one of the top 100 private companies in America for three years in a row by AlwaysOn. In 2006, the company went on to receive the highest honor as the Top Innovator of the Year. (Previous winners in this category included Google, Skype, and On September 4th, 2007, Yahoo! announced it had acquired BlueLithium for $300 million in cash. By 2009, Chahal went on to create his third company, RadiumOne, which grew to become one of the fastest programmatic platforms leveraging social data from around the Web. RadiumOne was acquired in 2017 by RhythmOne, a public company on the London Stock Exchange.

The Chahal Foundation

On July 17th, 2014, Gurbaksh Chahal renamed his non-profit foundation from BeProud to The Chahal Foundation to create a more diverse focus towards:

• Creating awareness of social causes
• University scholarships and mentorships
• Supporting disaster relief efforts
• Improving schools in third world countries
• Creating awareness to eradicate child sex trafficking

Gurbaksh Chahal believes that to achieve success, you must go through an incredible journey of ups and downs. And once you do, you feel humbled. The beauty of the American Dream is that once you’ve seen it, you start to think about ways in which to give back to the community, to continue to support that dream for others. He shares his life lessons in his award-winning and international best-seller book, The Dream.

Everyone should continue to remind themselves that we all are living with a shared commitment for a better world, towards a greater purpose. No one can take that away this belief, so long a person believes in it. Life’s biggest profit isn’t a number; it’s what we give back to the people that inspire us.

Gurbaksh Chahal On Oprah Winfrey Show

Chahal had a lot of success early on in his life which lead him to be on the Oprah Winfrey Show talking about his book “The Dream“; along with a detailed story of his life journey. On October 23rd 2008 the Oprah Winfrey show interview with Chahal aired and it was an instant hit across the internet and TV.

Gurbaksh Chahal in Oprah interview

Gurbaksh Chahal’s Motivational Blogs

Gurbaksh Chahal | How You Can Work 18 Hours a Day and Still Be Fit

The 4:30 am Start: The Routine, Diet, and Exercise.  As most people know, being a CEO is a tough job, especially when you’re building a company from scratch. Business is the toughest sport you can play as an athlete. You need the endurance to deal with the highs and lows, the stamina to handle the […]

AI Helps or Hinders Entrepreneurship: Gurbaksh Chahal Debunks Myths

While the view isn’t entirely unfounded and things AI can do today were once considered Utopian, but it is a change which should be celebrated rather than doubted. While artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way over the years, misconceptions and, more importantly, mistrust around it still linger. It is widely believed that humans […]

Gurbaksh Chahal | False Positives: How Social Media is About to Kill Your Career

A few months back, I saw a post by Ray Newal from Techstars that really resonated. “One of the biggest threats to founders today is false positive signaling. It’s easy to mistake the popularity of posts on social media, or the receipt of unknown or unanticipated awards as signs of success. Be very clear, the only […]

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Abundance Principle

Once a man got lost in a desert. The water in his flask had run out two days ago, and he was on his last legs. He knew that if he didn’t get some water soon, he would surely die. The man saw a small hut ahead of him. He thought it would be a […]

Gurbaksh Chahal: The Butterfly Effect

In 1892 at Stanford University, an 18 year old student was struggling to pay his fees. He was an orphan, unsure where to turn for money, so he came up with a bright notion. He and a friend decided to host a musical concert on campus to raise money for their education. They reached out […]

Gurbaksh Chahal | How Your Ego Misjudges People

A lady in a faded grey dress and her husband, dressed in a home-spun suit walked in timidly without an appointment into a University President’s outer office. The Secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at their university and probably didn’t even deserve to be. “We want to […]

Gurbaksh Chahal | Two Choices

What would you do?….you make the choice. Don’t look for a punch line, there isn’t one. Read it anyway. My question is: Would you have made the same choice? At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never […]

Gurbaksh Chahal | Words of A Beautiful Life.

I hope you find what you’re looking for out there. I hope you find the kind of happiness that exists on your own terms. I hope you truly take the time to figure out what moves you, what encourages your soul, what you deeply crave from life, and I hope you have the courage to […]

Gurbaksh Chahal | The Art of Humanity

At 35, I can look back at 19 years of myself being in business, and, I can say I’ve seen it all. The good, the bad, and the ugly. So, the next series of blogs I write are really geared to my younger self. Hoping, that someone that is going through similar consequences, challenges, ordeals […]

Gurbaksh Chahal | It’s Lonely on Top. Embrace the Silence.

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged on BeLimitless, so I will do my best to be more active. Life has always been a journey, not a race for me. And, while technology has done its job by connecting us. It’s also made us live two different lives. We read tweets, scroll through social feeds, watch […]