The Dream; How I Learned the Risks and Rewards of Entrepreneurship and Made Millions

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvi, 240 pages. Illustrations. Index. Bookplate signed by the author on the fep. DJ has tear and wrinkling at bottom of spine area. Gurbaksh Singh Chahal (born July 17, 1982) is an Indian-American internet entrepreneur who is the founder of several internet advertising companies. Chahal founded his first advertising network at an age of 16 and two years later, became a millionaire after selling it to ValueClick at nearly $40 million. In 2004, he co-founded BlueLithium, which went on to become the fifth largest ad-network in United States, before being sold to Yahoo in a $300 million deal. Chahal has since founded other internet-based companies including RadiumOne and Gravity4. He is currently the CEO of VendorCloud and RedLotus. In April 2011, Men's Health reported his net worth to be $150 million. In 2010, Bloomberg Businessweek named him among the 15 best young entrepreneurs of the year. In 2012, Chahal was enlisted among the 25 richest entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by Complex magazine. In 2013, he was named as one of the entrepreneurs of the year by Ernst and Young. In 2020, Chahal founded ProcureNet and is its CEO. It is a supplier of pharmaceutical materials and vaccines consumables and a subsidiary of VendorCloud. He is also a motivational speaker, advocates one-dollar salary for CEOs,[ and has written an autobiography called The Dream. One of America's most successful young internet entrepreneurs tells his unique and inspiring story, and reveals the risks and rewards behind the sky's-the-limit possibilities of internet entrepreneurship. Gurbaksh Chahal started the Internet advertising company ClickAgents from his bedroom at the age of 16, having emigrated to the United States with his Sikh family from the small town of Tarn Taran, India. He dropped out of high school to pursue the venture full-time, and two years later sold ClickAgents for $40 million, making him one of the youngest self-made millionaires in history and allowing him and his entire family to realize their dreams. Chahal went on to become the youngest executive of a multi-billion dollar NASDAQ-listed company, and then sold his second company, BlueLithium, to Yahoo! for $300 million, turning many of his employees into multi-millionaires as well. In The Dream, Chahal's refreshing advice for entrepreneurs encourages them to embrace risk and to carve out new niches in the marketplace. He emphasizes the value of good business timing: how to execute an idea and get it to the marketplace, how to create and maintain solid business relationships, how to stay grounded, and -- most importantly -- how to teach yourself that failure is not an option. Chahal's story not only shows how a 16-year-old immigrant overcame discrimination and adversity to fulfill his highest ambitions, but also provides aspiring entrepreneurs with valuable hands-on advice on how to achieve success. Condition: Very good / Good.

Keywords: Entreneneur, BlueLithium, Click Agents, Discrimination, Dot-com, Internet Advertising, Success, ValueClick, Venture Capital, Yahoo!, Tracking Software

ISBN: 9780230610958

[Book #85446]

Price: $125.00

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