/// 17 Things About Nirav Tolia

December 23, 2012  |  All Things Digital


As the product of a small town — Odessa, Texas, which was immortalized in Buzz Bissinger’s “ Friday Night Lights ” — Nextdoor co-founder Nirav Tolia knows the benefits of a hyperlocal community. The early Yahoo veteran (and Epinions co-founder) launched Nextdoor in October 2011, and more than 6,000 local social networks are currently sprinkled throughout the country. He recently answered a few of our questions: What was your favorite TV show as a kid? “Sesame Street” — wasn’t that every kid’s favorite show? What qualities do you like in a person? Warmth, intelligence, passion. What qualities do you dislike? Insincerity, laziness, ambivalence. Name one thing you will regret never having done (if you never do it). Attending a Super Bowl the Dallas Cowboys win. Do you still buy CDs or rent DVDs? I’m all digital; I haven’t bought a CD or DVD in years. What would you be doing if you were not in your current job? I’d aspire to be a doctor (like my parents and sibling) but I couldn’t hack it. What is your greatest achievement to date? Having a great relationship with my wife — she’s my inspiration, soulmate and best friend. iPhone, Android or BlackBerry? iPhone. I am intensely loyal to Apple

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