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.
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.