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Biographies, incl. the book that inspired the birth of Reddit

Alexis Ohanian recommends these 5 books:

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike: Phil Knight: 9781501135927

  • Rated 4.8 by 6605 users
  • Finished another audio book. #ShoeDog by Phil Knight is a great one -- had no idea @Nike had such a long history. (Posted on Twitter)

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Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Revised Edition (9781591848349): Zack O'Malley Greenburg, Steve Forbes: Books

  • Rated 3.9 by 162 users
  • Great book, actually. thx to @tferriss for the recommendation. (Posted on Twitter)

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Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture (9780812972153): David Kushner: Books

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Decoded (8580001052793): Jay-Z: Books

  • Rated 4.5 by 363 users
  • Great book, but be sure to have iTunes nearby so you can listen to the song while Jay decodes @rapgenius style (Posted on Twitter)

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If at Birth You Don't Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny: Zach Anner: 9781627793643

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Alexis Ohanian says,

Co-founder - Initialized, Reddit

Masters of Doom is the book that inspired us to start Reddit. This is not your typical business book, but it is the amazing founding story of id software, the creators of Doom & Quake video games. Can't recommend this enough, especially if you are a gamer.

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