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Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed | [Alexis Ohanian]

Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed

As Alexis Ohanian learned when he helped to co-found the immensely popular reddit.com, the internet is the most powerful and democratic tool for disseminating information in human history. And when that power is harnessed to create new communities, technologies, businesses or charities, the results can be absolutely stunning. In this audiobook, Alexis will share his ideas, tips and even his own doodles about harnessing the power of the web for good, and along the way, he will share his philosophy with young entrepreneurs all over the globe.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Business/Educational, 2014

As Alexis Ohanian learned when he helped to co-found the immensely popular reddit.com, the Internet is the most powerful and democratic tool for disseminating information in human history. And when that power is harnessed to create new communities, technologies, businesses, or charities, the results can be absolutely stunning.

In this audiobook, Alexis will share his ideas, tips, and even his own doodles about harnessing the power of the Web for good, and along the way, he will share his philosophy with young entrepreneurs all over the globe.

At 29, Ohanian has come to personify the dorm-room tech entrepreneur, changing the world without asking permission. Within a couple of years of graduating from the University of Virginia, Ohanian did just that, selling reddit for millions of dollars. He's gone on to start many other companies, like hipmunk and breadpig, all while representing Y Combinator and investing in over 60 other tech startups. Without Their Permission is his personal guidebook as to how other aspiring entrepreneurs can follow in his footsteps.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying referenc4e material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


©2013 Alexis Ohanian (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    BonCarasso 12-04-13
    BonCarasso 12-04-13
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    "Buy this audio book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Without Their Permission to be better than the print version?

    Of sure, Alexis sounds like a hot rich girl, but she's actually the founder of reddit and a cool guy. The text and the delivery are excellent. It's a rare book that captivates this 46 year old software engineer and his 12-year-old fashionista daughter. Alexis, if you're listening, I have a pitch for you, over coffee, in SOMA....


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Saud 04-19-14
    Saud 04-19-14

    Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.

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    "Updated History of the Internet"

    If you enjoyed previous books about the history of the Internet, but hate the fact that they cut off in the mid-2000's, this book picks up to discuss the trends and biggest phenomena since then to early 2014.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    The Audience 06-18-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Best Non-Fiction of 2014"
    What did you love best about Without Their Permission?

    Inspiring. Energizing. Educational. Practical and really freakin' funny.I loved the self-narration by the author. I usually hate authors trying to be narrators but Alexis is a pro. And he's a guy by the way. :)


    What other book might you compare Without Their Permission to and why?

    What Would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis, which was my Best Non-Fiction of 2013.It brings you into the mindset of Google looking at the world. Similarly I can now see the world from Alexis' point of view.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, the great pace kept me interested. A great mix of:Theory (democratization of media via the internet), Practical (His experience with Reddit and other tech startups he advises), andHumor (at every turn he keeps the stories vivid with self-deprecation).


    Any additional comments?

    Would have been a 5-5-5 start review but gave 5-5-4 because he could have skipped some of the self-praise he gives his companies. It seemed like someone was making him include sales plugs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Waleed M. Al-harbi 12-05-13
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    "Bad quality"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    no


    What did you like best about this story?

    it is cool


    What didn’t you like about Alexis Ohanian’s performance?

    Cool author.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot hear the book very well the quality of recording very very bad. I wish Audible upload it again with good quality.

    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Sarwat S. Fahmy LOS GATOS, CA USA 10-16-13
    Sarwat S. Fahmy LOS GATOS, CA USA 10-16-13
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    "SELF ABSORBED? gained nothing.....and I reddit all"
    Would you try another book from Alexis Ohanian and/or Alexis Ohanian?

    no


    What could Alexis Ohanian have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    have someone else to clearly narrate it


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    extremely


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Without Their Permission?

    The whole thing?


    Any additional comments?

    Self promotion at the highest..unwarranted level..but then again What do I know?

    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
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