31 Sensational Alexis Ohanian Quotes

Alexis Ohanian is an American entrepreneur and co-founder of Reddit. Author of two books and activist for the Open Internet, there is much to note from Alexis Ohanian’s success at such a young age. Here is a look at some of the most notable Alexis Ohanian quotes to be familiar with.

“Being effective at social media, whether for business or personal use, means capturing people who have short attention spans.”

“Can we imagine the United States without electricity? No, that would be pretty hard. Likewise, we can’t really imagine being without an open Internet. The cost would be so grave, so serious.”

“Even if you have no interest in starting a company, having the experience of having ideas and doing them, that’s muscle to exercise because that’s what people are going to want to see. That’s what makes you different.”

“Everything is derivative. Everything is a remix, and we all stand on the shoulders of giants – a great phrase.”

“Having ideas and doing them – that’s what entrepreneurship comes down to. That’s something that makes you not just a great founder who I want to invest in, but also a great employee or someone I want to work with.”

“I actually haven’t even found a curriculum in America that is really preparing people for this 21st century world.”


“I can’t begrudge anyone who opts to get a job instead of creating one for themselves.”

“I think everyone should learn how to code.”

“I want to be in an industry where the upstarts can grow and displace the incumbents, because that’s why there’s so much innovation.”

“If I didn’t believe in rooting for founders and investing in founders, I’d be a bit of a hypocrite.”

“If you want to succeed, you’ve got to be okay to just lose control.”

“It takes discipline not to let social media steal your time.”

“It turns out the Internet is this amazing resource for everyone who has access to it.”

“It’s a lot easier to convince uninformed people than it is to convince politicians.”

“Let’s say you’re all worried about student-loan debt and you need to have steady income. That doesn’t have to be your everything.”

“Net neutrality is one where we the people are definitely on the ropes.”

“No, everyone has great ideas, but what makes a difference, especially online, or just in life, is actually doing it; getting that first version out there.”

“Not everyone is going to end up being a founder of a company, but the skill of being entrepreneurial, having ideas and going through with them – that skill is so important.”

“Nothing will replace good journalism.”

“Obviously solving the education problem is big and complex, and there’s already so many failings, but coding is the new fluency. This is the most valuable skill of this century. ”

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“The great thing about the Internet is, it’s the freest marketplace of ideas that there is.”

“The people who are going to be succeeding are not going to be waiting around for anyone’s permission.”

“The problem is these politicians have very, very big interests in being re-elected, and the money that gets them there is provided by people who don’t necessarily have the interest of the public in mind.”

“The reality is, there’s still so much we haven’t yet figured out. There’s still so much stuff that has not been made more, frankly, efficient.”

“The social-media landscape changes incredibly fast, so you have to be open-minded and nimble to keep up with it.”

“The weird thing about reddit is that, for a community its size – now I’m no longer at reddit, but the public traffic numbers that they put out are, I think with the site about eight million unique visitors a month, or every 30 days, which is a fairly big site.”

“There is a much bigger issue with student loan rates, the cost of tuition; those are some huge problems that need to be resolved.”

“We don’t even realize something is broken until someone else shows us a better way.”

“What one realizes there is that we are not in control of the [reddit] community, in any way, shape or form. We have no power over it and so we’ve lost this total control.”

“You can throw – and we’ve seen plenty of these kinds of companies – millions of dollars in advertising for a website or a service, and in the end if it’s not useful no one’s going to use it.”

Here is a full talk with question and answer session featuring Alexis Ohanian.