Creative Entrepreneurship: Making the World Suck Less

While the internet has changed the way we live, play, and work, creating, codifying, and monetizing the online world has been an incredibly bumpy ride. Some businesses have flourished while others have floundered. For every Facebook there are many more Friendsters. This Thursday, the world of startups, entrepreneurship, and online inventiveness will be discussed at the Walker, in a talk titled "Making the World Suck Less." Sharing ideas will be Alexis Ohanian, who co-founded Reddit before Conde Nast Publications acquired it in 2006 (the site is currently independently run). Highly trafficked, often controversial, and at times a startlingly influential website, Reddit encourages posters to share news stories via a bulletin-board-style page with sub-threads, dubbed "sub-reddits." During the talk, Ohanian will give tips on managing a successful venture, from marketing to money management, touching on the various ways in which the internet has been used to run grassroots campaigns and incite change both socially and politically. He'll also be chatting about his latest project, publishing Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made not Managed. (Photo by Tanya Kechichian)
Thu., Jan. 9, 7 p.m., 2014

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