The 10 most popular LinkedIn articles of 2016

From an executive’s public stance on guns to “life after Trump,” readers on the social network flocked to these pieces of content.

Ragan Insider Content

Roughly 8 million articles were published on LinkedIn this year.

In that sea of writing and thinking, plenty of pieces stood out, but which ones transcended industry audiences and sparked a real conversation? Which made readers cry—or scream? What were the topics that were most talked about out in the business world (and LinkedIn’s newsroom)?

Here’s a look at the platform’s most buzzworthy articles this year:

1. Retail chief executive took a public stance on guns.

Levi’s chief, Chip Bergh, took to LinkedIn in November with a simple observation: You don’t need a gun to try on jeans.

Rather than ban guns entirely, Bergh asked customers to not bring firearms into Levi stores—even where the law permits it. The request came after a gun inadvertently went off in one of his stores and injured the customer who was carrying it.

The article sparked a heated discussion with more than 4,000 comments and 650,000 views.

2. Tech tiff between an employee and founder got heated.

To read the full story, log in.
Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content.
Sign up today

Already a member? Log in here.
Learn more about Ragan Insider.