Alexis Ohanian, reddit cofounder @ MIT Startup Bootcamp

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Here's a talk I gave at MIT for Startup Bootcamp on October 12, 2009

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  • Remember your first time?
  • Remember your first time?
  • Investors LOVE that stuffv
  • Our users did our advertising and pr
  • Our users did our advertising and pr
  • We know who’s doing all the eral work
  • The bar has been set low by coirporations
  • They’ve changed it a little….
  • They’ve changed it a little….
  • They’ve changed it a little….
  • Classic underpromiseoverdeliver
  • Whoa.
  • Most of you probably went to MIT. And let’s face it, thisisn’t what youd’ call a safety school
  • Most of you probably went to MIT. And let’s face it, thisisn’t what youd’ call a safety school
  • Most of you probably went to MIT. And let’s face it, thisisn’t what youd’ call a safety school
  • What’s
  • What’s
  • And while there are people who you’ll see succeeding despite doing what appears to be the oppsoite of all this
  • When you meet someone on the other side, you’ll notice.
  • Alexis Ohanian, reddit cofounder @ MIT Startup Bootcamp

    1. serendipity <br />in startup life &<br />why it pay$<br />to be good <br />
    2. serendipity <br />in startup life &<br />why it pay$<br />to be good <br />(as opposed to be evil)<br />
    3. who the<br />hell<br />are you?<br />
    4. Steve<br />
    5. SELL-OUTS<br />
    6. no one<br />wants to use<br />your website<br />
    7. My mom<br />
    8. only your mom<br />wants to use<br />your website<br />
    9. you need<br />evangelists<br />
    10. FAIL<br />
    11. NOM NOM<br />HERE’S<br />A TERM <br />SHEET<br />
    12. you don’t<br />need PRfirms<br />
    13. stickers, wtf??<br />
    14. (thanks!)<br />
    15. keep it<br />real<br />
    16. web 2.0<br />a.k.a<br />labor 2.0<br />
    17. *4chan<br />exception<br />
    18. Goodness<br />is free PR<br />
    19. “Don’t be evil”<br />
    20. “Don’t be evil… unless you’re allowing smaller evils for the greater good on the evil scale balancing system.”<br />
    21. don’t need to be<br />exceptionally good<br />
    22. just be exceptional<br />
    23. woah.<br />
    24. imbue<br />a free<br />shirt<br />with win<br />
    25. facilitate<br />serendipity <br />
    26. Charisma.<br />
    27. we can’t<br />all be Danbut that’s OK<br />
    28. be <br />root-for-able<br />
    29. karma<br />matters<br />
    30. you will<br />fuck up<br />
    31. (I don’t care<br />what Harvard says)<br />
    32. you will<br />fuck up<br />
    33. being good<br />is insurance<br />for when you’re dumb<br />
    34. other times.<br />it makes<br />things <br />happen<br />
    35. (16 months later)<br />
    36. how<br />we got<br />acquired<br />(in pictures)<br />
    37. rock on<br />
    38. Condewha?<br />
    39. serendipity <br />in startup life &<br />why it pay$<br />to be good <br />
    40. BONUS!<br />CHOOSEYOUR COFOUNDERWISELY<br />
    41. Dear cancer,<br />Fuck you.<br /> - alexis<br />
    42. Make something people want.<br />
    43. Make something people love.<br />
    44. Do<br />something you love.<br />
    45. questions?<br />@kn0thingon the twitter<br />

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