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Gurbaksh Chahal
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Gurbaksh Chahal is the founder and CEO of RadiumOne, his third online ad company. RadiumOne delivers unprecedented results for brands through its innovative Dynamic Audience Platform (DAP). RadiumOne’s DAP leverages real-time social interaction data from across the Open Web, and its patent-pending ShareGraph™ technology amplifies audience scale and turns social audiences into customers across the Open Web. RadiumOne’s platform has access to over 12 billion RTB ad impressions daily.

Previously, Gurbaksh founded Blue Lithium, which brought major brands into the ad network space for the first time. Blue Lithium quickly became an online advertising leader by focusing on data, optimization, and analytics and also introduced some of the first behavioral targeting capabilities online. Blue Lithium was acquired by Yahoo! for $300 million.

Gurbaksh founded his first ad start up, Click Agents, in 1999. ClickAgents was a pioneer in performance-based advertising, and was merged with ValueClick in a $40-million transaction.

Gurbaksh has been featured in various media outlets such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Your World w/ Cavuto, The New York Times, MSNBC, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, and BusinessWeek. On April 29, 2010, Chahal was awarded the Leaders in Management Award and an honorary doctorate degree in commercial science from Pace University for his career achievements as an entrepreneur.

Entries by Gurbaksh Chahal

When You Come From Nothing, Everything Becomes Limitless

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 7:30 PM


Six years ago today, I signed my first book publishing deal to write The Dream, a memoir of my life journey of coming to America, dropping out of high school and by the age of 25 founding two companies worth...

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Rise of the Social Executive: How Social Media Builds Brands and Causes

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 12:59 PM

Every executive needs to understand the power of social media to help drive awareness for his company and his own personal brand. The dynamics of the digital world dictate that any business leader who doesn't stay on top of the ever-changing landscape is destined to see their business erode or...

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The Difference between Dreamers and Winners: 1% Idea, 99% Execution

(2) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 9:07 AM

Show me a person with a vision, the passion to win, and the absolute will & desire to succeed. And, I'll tell you that success is inevitable.

If you don't read the entire article. Just remember one rule when it comes to business. 99% of the work is execution, 1%...

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"When You Write the Story of Your Life, Don't Let Anyone Else Hold the Pen"

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 4:29 PM

I love this quote. Its origin isn't known, but I first came across it in an iconic Harley Davidson ad.

To me, the quote is meaningful in several different ways. Fundamentally, it means that you have to be in control of your own life. You chart your own course and...

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Power, Money vs. Happiness.

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 1:56 PM

What's your ultimate goal in life? Do you want to become president of the United States and be the most powerful person on the planet? Or is your aim in life to join the billionaires club and become part of the wealthiest elite in the world?

Sure, these are...

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Learning How to Learn: What Business Leaders Need to Know

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 9:25 AM

The world is changing at a rapidly accelerating pace. What you learn today can quickly become outdated. HOW to learn, though, is a skill that lasts a lifetime. When you think about it--it makes sense for us to be taught how to learn before we are taught any specific subject...

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6 Reasons Not to Give Up on Your Dreams

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 3:41 PM

There comes a time in the life of most entrepreneurs when the challenges seem overwhelming. You've suffered one setback after another and you seriously think about throwing in the towel.

You question yourself. Maybe you don't have what it takes after all? Maybe your breakthrough idea just isn't realistic? Maybe...

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Miracles Are Just a Shift in Perception from Fear to Love

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 6:18 PM

"A miracle is just a shift in perception from fear to love."

My sister read this quote to me this past thanksgiving, and it hit me in a big way. The deeper I thought about the message attributed in this quote, the more I realized how life as we know...

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Getting the Salary You Deserve

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 4:22 PM

How much are you worth? It's a touchy subject for most business professionals no matter how many years experience you have under your belt. For some reason most people find establishing one's salary with a prospective employer a difficult conversation to have. You may have negotiated multi-million-dollar deals. You may...

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The 'Happiness' Startup: Rules to Live By

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 5:45 PM

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...

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America's Gun Culture -- And Why I'm Not Stupid

(26) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 11:35 AM

When I learned about last week's tragedy that took the lives of 20 innocent children and 6 adults in Newtown, Conn., I was devastated and mortified. I can't believe our nation can undergo so much violence in these last few months.

I had shared my feelings on...

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No Chris Brown, My Father Is Not a Terrorist

(11) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 12:10 PM

Hate isn't something we understand when we're born; it's something we're taught. Even the 2012 presidential election exposed the country to weakness by calling into question ethics, character and abilities. It's embarrassing to realize some even questioned the birthplace and religion of our sitting president as even a topic. And...

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Job Creation and Hiring in Silicon Valley, From the Perspective of a Serial Entrepreneur

(10) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 6:19 PM

It's no surprise that startups and tech companies are the forerunners in job creation, and Silicon Valley startups are leading the pack. Silicon Valley startups create 11-percent more jobs than NYC startups and 38-percent more jobs than London startups. There is endless potential for innovation at...

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