Quick Bytes with Ankur Warikoo
Ankur Warikoo is the Co-founder and CEO of hyper-local commerce platform Nearbuy, which was acquired by Paytm recently. Now an angel investor, this 38-year-old serial entrepreneur is an ISB alumnus...
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being comfortable with who I am
What is your greatest fear?
Losing my loved ones
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
When it comes to work I forget everything else – even family
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Not respecting people below you
Which living person do you most admire?
I admire a lot of people – Elon Musk, Brian Chesky, and Drew Houston among them
What is your greatest extravagance?
What is your current state of mind?
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
Which living person do you most despise?
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Respect towards women
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Conducting herself in a way which does not seek to suggest that she is a woman
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
When and where were you happiest?
When we did the management buyout of Nearbuy
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would love to sing
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I wouldn’t change anything
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Yet to come
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
Where would you most like to live?
I really love Delhi
What is your most treasured possession?
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Children losing parents
What is your favourite occupation?
I have always wanted to be an astronaut
What is your most marked characteristic?
I am always happy
What do you most value in your friends?
The time they spend with me
Who are your favourite writers?
I don’t have any
Who is your hero of fiction?
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Somehow I always loved Akbar; but I don’t identify with him.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My parents are my heroes as they have had to struggle a lot to make me and my sister reach where we are
What are your favourite names?
My son’s name Vidur, which means intelligent, and Kabir.
What do you most dislike?
People not respecting others
What is your greatest regret?
How would you like to die?
I want to die on Mars
What is your motto?
Do epic s***.