It's an undeniable fact that Reddit is a massively important cog in the Internet machine โ€” and thus, by default, its founder Alexis Ohanian is also a pretty big deal in his own right.

But this wasn't always the case.

Back in the day, before Reddit was even an alien-shaped gleam in his and co-founder Steve Huffman's eyes, Alexis was just another German-studying undergrad with law school aspirations. So how'd did he retrain his brain to undertake a project as large as Reddit?


Now's your chance to ask him, because, with the help of Virgin Mobile, he's live in the discussion section below โ€” ready to answer all your questions about how young entrepreneurs can use the democratizing power of the Internet to break free of the things holding them back. He also just tackled this very topic in his new book Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed (so make sure to pre-order it now).

While you're wracking your brain for questions, tweet a link to this post (grab it here) and a little bit about how you'd like to retrain your brain (use the hashtag #retrainyourbrain). This will enter you to win a $200 American Express gift card (suggested use: let the $200 help you break free from whatever is keeping you down, like being overcharged in your current wireless "situation.") and a Samsung Galaxy Reverb courtesy of Virgin Mobile.


Standard contest rules apply. Only open to US residents. Readers may also enter by sending their contact information to Gawker Media, Attn: Retrain Your Brain, 210 Elizabeth Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10012. The contest begins on February 25, 2013 at 11:59 AM ET and ends on April 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET.