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Gopi Kallayil
Gopi Kallayil is the Chief Evangelist at Google for Brand Marketing. Prior to that he was Chief Evangelist of Google+ for Brands. Earlier he worked on marketing the Company's flagship advertising product, AdWords, in the Americas and Asia Pacific. Gopi also led the marketing team for AdSense, Google's publisher-facing product.

He is the author of The Internet to the Inner-net: Five ways to reset your connection and lead a conscious life.

Before joining Google, Gopi was on the management team of two Silicon Valley venture funded startups. While a consultant with McKinsey & Co., he worked on engagements helping the management teams of large corporations improve business performance and maximize revenues. He has also led large Information Technology projects for global corporations in India, China, and the US.

Gopi earned his Bachelors degree in electronics engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India. He received his Masters in Business Administration degrees from the Indian Institute of Management and The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an avid yoga practitioner, triathlete, public speaker, global traveler and Burning Man devotee. He has spoken at TEDx, Renaissance Weekend, The World Peace Festival and Wisdom 2.0. He hosts a TV program on cable and YouTube called Change Makers.

Entries by Gopi Kallayil

One Minute Of Meditation, One Minute Of Yoga

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2016 | 5:20 AM

At 19 years old, I fulfilled my lifelong dream of becoming a yoga teacher. I graduated from the one-month intensive yoga teacher training program at the Sivananda Ashram in Neyyar Dam, Kerala, India excited, in a more elevated state than I'd ever known in my short 19 years of life....

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Attitude of Gratitude

(3) Comments | Posted December 28, 2015 | 1:26 PM

One morning a few years ago, my good friend Amandine was driving me to the Googleplex, where I work. On the Silicon Valley artery of Highway 101, keeping pace with the techies and business-people racing to their desks and heavy schedules, I asked her, "What are you grateful for?" Amandine...

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Where Do You Come From?

(6) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 12:22 PM

A new kind of being may be coming to light--a citizen of this International Empire--made up of fusions (and confusions) we had not seen before: a "Global Soul". . . . This creature could be a person who had grown up in many cultures all at once--and so lived in...
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We Are All Connected

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 9:40 AM

I am walking along the banks of the Yamuna River in Brindavan, India. Every Bhagavad-Gita-quoting pundit-philosopher here is happy to talk to me about the interconnection of all human beings, the oneness of all humanity. This oneness is a core philosophy espoused by Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita, and this...

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How to Float to the Top

(3) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 2:06 PM

When I am at a party, the question I dislike the most is "What do you do?" I often challenge the other person by responding, "I live joyously and consciously. That is what I do." But the very idea of living joyously and consciously is hard to grasp, let alone...

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The Practical Vegetarian

(400) Comments | Posted October 5, 2010 | 7:00 AM

I am a practical vegetarian. In a world where vegetarians are already a marginalized, and fringe groups are further sub-categorized into vegans, pescatarians, raw foodies, lacto-ovo vegetarian, etc, I have invented a new category and introduced it into the urban dictionary.

A Practical Vegetarian is someone...

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