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
your idea of perfect happiness?
comfortable with who I am
your greatest fear?
the trait you most deplore in yourself?
comes to work I forget everything else – even family
the trait you most deplore in others?
respecting people below you
living person do you most admire?
I admire a
lot of people – Elon Musk, Brian Chesky, and Drew Houston among them
your greatest extravagance?
your current state of mind?
you consider the most overrated virtue?
you most dislike about your appearance?
living person do you most despise?
the quality you most like in a man?
the quality you most like in a woman?
herself in a way which does not seek to suggest that she is a woman
words or phrases do you most overuse?
who is the greatest love of your life?
where were you happiest?
did the management buyout of Nearbuy
talent would you most like to have?
love to sing
could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
you consider your greatest achievement?
were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
would you most like to live?
your most treasured possession?
you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
your favourite occupation?
I have always wanted to be an astronaut
your most marked characteristic?
I am always happy
you most value in your friends?
they spend with me
your favourite writers?
your hero of fiction?
historical figure do you most identify with?
always loved Akbar; but I don’t identify with him.
Who are your
heroes in real life?
parents are my heroes as they have had to struggle a lot to make me and my sister reach where we
your favourite names?
name Vidur, which means intelligent, and Kabir.
What do you most dislike?
your greatest regret?
you like to die?
I want to
die on Mars