Adgully’s special feature section – ‘Offbeat’ – seeks to give a peek into the lesser known facets of our very well-known industry leaders. We present, in the industry leaders’ own words, an interesting read on areas that are not usually highlighted in regular media coverage – be it about their childhood days, secret skills that they possess, how they unwind from their hectic schedules, and much more.
Outspoken, passionate and witty – Srikanth Bureddy, Co-founder & Director, Valueleaf Services (India), is an opportunist who is setting newer and higher benchmarks for the Indian start-up ecosystem with his sharp business sense and acumen. Most of his ventures are of interest for keen industry watchers as he is known for his innovative and ground-breaking business ideas and strategies that make his businesses soar higher and generate rapid results every single time.
A precious childhood trait that you still possess?
Curiosity! This has always kept me on my toes.
Ever wished you had superhero powers?
No! I Never really wished to have one.
What is your biggest fear and how do you face it?
Losing someone you love would be the biggest of all. It is not easy, but the only way out is to live with it by distracting yourself either through work or engaging in your vision.
A secret that you have which no one knows about?
It is meant to be a secret!
What would one find in your playlist?
You would find “My Choice of Songs!”
Your go-to activity to relax?
I unwind through books that I enjoy reading and I adore travelling.
What is the greatest lesson that you have learnt from life so far?
A social cause that you are most passionate about?
Teaching certainly! As I believe teaching in itself a social cause, and the one thing I am passionate about.
What’s the one thing you would like to change about yourself?
Getting up early is something I would definitely inculcate.
If not with Valueleaf, what would you have been?
I would come across as a good detective, if I wasn’t doing what I am doing today.
What are three apps on your mobile you couldn’t live without?
You would mainly find the commuting apps, Social Media apps, few search engines and one definitely in the list for travel app.
Any content/ film or book you saw or read recently and why?
‘Talking to Strangers’, a book by Malcolm Gladwell, for the very reason I like the author for his authentic views.
Two things about this industry you don’t like or don’t understand?
The beauty of this industry is that there is nothing to not understand about it. The one factor that could change or I dislike is the gap between advertiser and digital marketing.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
San Francisco, I like it a lot because of its innovation and that being the centre of many innovations.