The Dream: How I Learned the Risks and Rewards of Entrepreneurship and Made Millions [NOOK Book]

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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...

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Overview


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.


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"While success like his is often attributed to luck, Chahal's story, like that of many immigrants, is more one of sacrifice ... it was years of hard work, persistence and faith, along with the support of his family, that brought his financial rewards--not chance."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Chahal is a prodigy, a successful entrepreneur, and a writer. His story is remarkable and we think it is a prime example of what can be accomplished with a little motivation and ingenuity. Young Hollywood wants to know what this young man can’t do!"--Young Hollywood

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230621084
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/23/2008
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 553,395
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Gurbaksh Chahal is an internet business entrepreneur and self-made multi-millionaire. By the age of twenty-five, Chahal had created, built, and sold two companies for more than $340 million, and is currently laying the foundations for a third company. He is featured on the new prime-time network show The Secret Millionaire (FOX air date December 2008), is developing several other television shows, and in the beginning stages of building a non-profit called the Chahal Foundation. He lives in San Francisco.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Prologue
An Immigrant Family
A New CEO
The First $40 Million
From Bollywood to BlueLithium
The Art of War
The Secret Millionaire
The Lessons of Entrepreneurship
Index

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  • Posted March 10, 2010

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    Powerful - Highest recommendation!

    The Dream is an incredibly inspiring and uplifting story - an example of what one can achieve through hard work and determination. This semester it was required reading for my Entrepreneurship students - they absolutely loved it! I have not seen that level of enthusiasm for a book ever! I highly recommend The Dream to high school and college students and anyone who needs to be reminded of the power of their dreams.

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  • Posted February 8, 2009

    Must Read..

    Very Nice Book....My son who never like to read anyones thoughts who is 12 just finished the book in two sections. My Nephew who is and CEO of multimillion dollor company, he and his wife finished reading the book in taking turns the day they got the book as a gift.<BR/><BR/>Love the Book...I gifted a cpoy to my daughter and others who can learn a lot from this book! I recommend this book to anyone..<BR/>Enjoy reading...Gurbhash, the Author, we are proud of you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2008

    Moving

    Can't wait for this book to become a movie

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  • Posted February 24, 2011

    great read

    truly inspirational

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    An informative and delightful read

    I really enjoyed this book. It's a fast read, and is a great high level view of one path through entrepreneurship. What makes it delightful is that it shows the personal level of the author through this part of his life. It is, in some sense, a high level but holistic approach. You won't find details on process, but you'll find lots of inspiration. Strongly recommended on both enjoyment and informative levels. The only issue I had was the eBook formatting: the book title at the top of each page was wrong (minor) and one list of items, highlighted in a box, toward the end was truncated as the eBook software doesn't know how to break it across pages. Still not a major detractor, just annoying.

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