Alexis Ohanian

34 Alexis Ohanian Recommended Books

Alexis Ohanian is a tech entrepreneur, investor, best-selling author, and activist. He is the co-founder of the social media website Reddit and the venture capital firm Initialized Capital. He is also a board member at companies like Patreon and Opendoor. Ohanian promotes the open internet, and has been a vocal supporter of civil rights, net neutrality, and immigration reform.

34 Books recommended by Alexis Ohanian

Rage Becomes Her

Rage Becomes Her

The Power of Women's Anger

Author :Soraya Chemaly

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"Goes in on the patriarchy and it's hard to argue with a lot of the data here." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Founders at Work

Founders at Work

Stories of Startups' Early Days

Author :Jessica Livingston

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"A bunch of really great interviews [Jessica] did with a bunch of just OGs of entrepreneurship." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Permanent Record

Permanent Record

Author :Edward Snowden

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"Reading with gusto over the holiday and especially reflecting on this note--true friendship is the best investment one can make." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Influence

Influence

The Psychology of Persuasion

Author :Robert Cialdini

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"[Helps you] navigate the world with heightened awareness for how we're always being influenced/manipulated." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

The Creative Curve

The Creative Curve

How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time

Author :Allen Gannett

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"[Shows] how everyone has the ability to create their own creative masterpiece." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

Author :Shel Silverstein

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"Definitely choked up by the end of it... WHY?" - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

The ONE Thing

The ONE Thing

The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Author :Gary Keller

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"Makes a strong case for tossing out my daily Todo list in favor of focusing just One Thing every day." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Masters of Doom

Masters of Doom

How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

Author :David Kushner

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"[This book] convinced me to start a company. Thanks for helping create Reddit." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog

A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Author :Phil Knight

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"A great one -- had no idea Nike had such a long history." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Letters to a Young Athlete

Letters to a Young Athlete

Author :Chris Bosh

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"Great book." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Who

Who

The A Method for Hiring

Author :Geoff Smart

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"Great book!" - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Frenemies

Frenemies

The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else)

Author :Ken Auletta

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"Kept getting recommended to me by people I respected and it didn't disappoint." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Billion Dollar Whale

Billion Dollar Whale

The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World

Author :Tom Wright

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"An incredible story.... If you need some billionaires to despise--look no further than these charlatans." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Winners Take All

Winners Take All

The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Author :Anand Giridharadas

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"I'm ready to be excommunicated from the VC world: I enjoyed [this] book." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five

A Novel

Author :Kurt Vonnegut

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"ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

If at Birth You Don't Succeed

If at Birth You Don't Succeed

My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny

Author :Zach Anner

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"Everyone needs to read this book." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Superforecasting

Superforecasting

The Art and Science of Prediction

Author :Philip E. Tetlock

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"Such a great book. Building software right now that's informed by this." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

The Hot Hand

The Hot Hand

The Mystery and Science of Streaks

Author :Ben Cohen

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"A riveting story." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Extreme Ownership

Extreme Ownership

How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

Author :Jocko Willink

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"This book will change your life." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Traction

Traction

How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth

Author :Gabriel Weinberg

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"The question every founder asks after shipping is always: how do I get traction? This book actually answers it." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep

Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Author :Matthew Walker

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"One of the best and most important books I've read [in 2019]." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Creativity, Inc.

Creativity, Inc.

Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Author :Ed Catmull

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"Must read." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

White Fragility

White Fragility

Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Author :Robin J. DiAngelo

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"Must-read/-listen for all of us in white America." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

The Ride of a Lifetime

The Ride of a Lifetime

Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

Author :Robert Iger

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"One of the best leadership books I've read." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Indistractable

Indistractable

How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Author :Nir Eyal

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"A great foundation for bringing intention and focus to your work- and home-life." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Hatching Twitter

Hatching Twitter

A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal

Author :Nick Bilton

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"Fantastic book [...] Far more relatable than I knew or expected." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Bold Women in Black History

Bold Women in Black History

Little Leaders, Book 1

Author :Vashti Harrison

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Stan Smith

Stan Smith

Some People Think I'm A Shoe

Author :Stan Smith

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"Required reading." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Super Pumped

Super Pumped

The Battle for Uber

Author :Mike Isaac

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"Good read." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Daemon

Daemon

Author :Daniel Suarez

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"Got a ton of these for the Initialized office." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

The Great CEO Within

The Great CEO Within

The Tactical Guide to Company Building

Author :Matt Mochary

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"A really great book." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

American Kingpin

American Kingpin

The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road

Author :Nick Bilton

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"Gripping read." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

Lagom

Lagom

The Swedish Art of Balanced Living

Author :Linnea Dunne

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"Good read." - Alexis Ohanian [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What genres of books does Alexis Ohanian usually recommend?

Alexis Ohanian tends to recommend books that center around topics such as entrepreneurship, technology, startups, history, education, and books aimed at connecting readers with their own personal meaning.

Alexis Ohanian focuses on topics within his field of expertise, which includes topics related to entrepreneurship, technology, and startups, as well as books aimed at connecting readers with their own personal meaning.

Alexis Ohanian has recommended books such as 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, and The Power of Six by Steve Baker.

Yes, Alexis Ohanian has personally reviewed several books, such as High Output Management by Andrew Grove, Zero to One by Peter Thiel, Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston, and other titles.

In addition to the titles previously mentioned, readers can find a relaunched version of Alexis Ohanian’s list of recommended books in blog posts, podcasts, and other outlets.