January 29, 2014

Reddit Co-Founder to Discuss New Book at Cornell

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian will visit Cornell on Feb. 5 to discuss and sign his new book Without Their Permission.

The book chronicles 29-year-old Ohanian’s success and provides advice on creating Internet startup companies, according to Ohanian’s website. Critics, such as those at The Huffington Post, have described it as a “call-to-action to a generation that is in desperate need to hear [it].”

Ohanian’s visit is part of a five- month book tour that aims to “spread the ideology of youth entrepreneurship using the Internet,” according to his personal website.

Hank Bao ’14 — who is also The Sun’s business manager —reached out to Ohanian about coming to Cornell after Bao discovered a post on Reddit expressing Ohanian’s interest in visiting college campuses, according to Ali Hamed ’14, who writes for The Sun’s tech blog, one of the event organizers.