Alexis Ohanian to Desautels gathering: “Don’t get hung up on great ideas – get started on them”

Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014
Alexis Ohanian, co-founder Reddit, paid a visit to the Desautels Faculty of Management recently to promote his new book. / Photo: Adam Banks

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder Reddit, paid a visit to the Desautels Faculty of Management recently to promote his new book. / Photo: Adam Banks

On March 11, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder Reddit, paid a visit to the Desautels Faculty of Management during one of the last stops of his North American tour to promote his book, “Without Their Permission.” The book describes how he started the front page of the internet from scratch with his partner Steve Huffman. “Everyone has great ideas. No one wakes you up in the middle of the night to say ‘I have a terrible idea.’ We all have great ideas. The difference is, the barrier to entry for us is as low as a laptop and time and an internet connection. Don’t get hung up on great ideas – get started on them,” said Ohanian to a crowd of 150 McGill students. The message in Ohanian’s book and presentation was very clear: Don’t let anyone tell you what you can or can’t do; just do it. The event was coordinated by HackMcGill in collaboration with the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship.

 

 

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