Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Needs No Permission (Video)
Last night, I did an onstage interview with Alexis Ohanian at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. He is, of course, the co-founder of Reddit, the social platform that was created in 2005 as the “front page of the Internet,” grew large, and was later sold to CondÃ© Nast.
Ohanian also was part of launching travel site Hipmunk, and also social enterprise effort Breadpig. He’s also been a big advocate of the open Internet, and an active angel investor.
Tonight’s interview was in the style of Reddit’s well-known “Ask Me Anything” events, known as AMA, about his new book, “Without Their Permission.”
It’s a lively read about his life as an entrepreneur — so far, at least, since he is only 30. It also is a primer for those even younger — Ohanian is visiting 65 colleges on his book tour — to see innovation as a reachable goal.
“I want to knock entrepreneurship off its pedestal,” he said in our interview last night.
Here’s the entire discussion, with questions from the audience:
(Photo by Tanya Kechichian, courtesy of Ohanian’s book website)