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Most Memorable LinkedIn Posts of 2014

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Since opening up our publishing platform in February, we’ve been blown away by the amazing posts our members have shared every single day. We’re celebrating the incredible stories, thought-provoking debates, and eye-opening advice shared so far through a compilation of 2014’s most memorable posts.

We hope they inspire you as much as they've inspired us.

Share your own memorable moments of 2014: Write a post on LinkedIn and include the hashtag #My2014Moments somewhere in the body of the post. Start writing here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/new

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Most Memorable LinkedIn Posts of 2014

  1. Since opening up our publishing platform, we’ve seen some incredible posts from LinkedIn members. Posts that inspire, educate, challenge, and uplift. Posts that resonate. Posts that stay with us. #My2014Moments
  2. To celebrate the amazing range of content published so far, we’ve compiled the most memorable posts of 2014—the posts that represent the best advice, storytellers, and more. We hope they’ll inspire you as much as they’ve inspired us. #My2014Moments
  3. Most Likely to Get You the Job These posts will help you perfect your résumé, ace that interview, and get your ideal job. #My2014Moments
  4. Heather Huhman How to Spot a Bad Boss During a Job Interview “Does the manager have a difficult time explaining the company’s mission or culture? It could be a sign they don’t know what’s going on within their own company.”
  5. Steven Tulman The 2nd Most Important Interview Question What is the question that can either help you get the job or put your name into the rejection pile? “Please tell me why you left your last job.”
  6. Maurice Ewing, PhD Why Smart People Don’t Get Hired “Many of the smart people I know are over-achievers: They speak more loudly with their performance than with their mouths.”
  7. You Had Me at “Hello” These posts have what it takes to get you hooked: a compelling image and a killer headline. This is how to really capture people’s attention. #My2014Moments
  8. Paul Petrone The Genius of Wearing the Same Outfit Every Day “What do Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, our current president and Homer Simpson all have in common? They've all worn the same outfit, pretty much every day.”
  9. Libby Fordham So You’re Not Up at 5am to Work? What’s Wrong With You? Nothing. “So for all the rest of us, who stay out of the rain and cold for the comfort of it, hit the alarm a few times before hauling ourselves out of bed and having to sometimes just sit and look out of the window in order to get that next spark for the task ahead, I write this for you."
  10. Carson Tate (No Subject): How Sloppy Emails Ruin Your Productivity “RE:RE FWD:FWD:Re Bill K TX (No subject) Wait a minute - WHAT? These emails were sent to me, and I have no idea what any of it means. ”
  11. Jessica Marie Micromanagers: Flushing Companies Down the Toilet, One Detail At a Time “People don’t leave bad companies. They leave bad bosses.”
  12. Best Storytelling Want to make an impact? Tell a great story to connect with readers. Get inspired by some of 2014’s best. #My2014Moments
  13. Anne Pottmeyer Rohosy Beyond Work/Life Balance: Living the Life You Want “The biggest misstep anyone can make is accepting someone else’s version of what ‘having it all‘ really means— it’s up to each of us to live the life we want.”
  14. Dustin McKissen, CAE, CME If You Lose Your Job, Remember This “The best parts of you, the parts that will be remembered, usually have nothing to do with your job.”
  15. Trey Tompkins Thanks for Not Buying Popcorn from My Son “If you declined my son's offer to buy popcorn from his Cub Scout Pack yesterday, I owe you one. I'm serious.”
  16. Björn Jonasson I Quit My Job — And It Was My Biggest Mistake Ever “Even though it felt great to quit that job when I did, that feeling did not last long.”
  17. Face Off Opposing views. Different perspectives. They’re crucial elements of a rich discussion, and some of the strongest posts we’ve seen this year haven’t been afraid to take a stance. #My2014Moments
  18. It’s a Lie—Don’t “Fail Faster” “How many times have you heard that there is no failure, just learnings? Right. Maybe when you were an infant.” Brian de Haaff Chris Louie What It’s Like to Fail at McKinsey “You might forget some of your successes and accolades, but you never forget your failures.”
  19. Victoria Pynchon “Confidence” Is Not the Cure for Workplace Bias “We need to demand change, not of our own pesky ‘feminine’ inclinations, but of the bias that continues to dog our careers.” Closing the Confidence Gap: Women Must Say “Yes, And” to Opportunity “Why does this gender gap exist? The reasons are varied and complex, and they all point back to a very important subject: how women perceive, manage, and act on risk.” Kathy Klotz-Guest
  20. Fresh Voices These LinkedIn members are part of a new generation, and they’re sharing how they see the world. These fresh voices are ones to watch. #My2014Moments
  21. Melanie Curtin A Millennial Response to This Boomer’s Letter “You, the Boomers, wanted to change the world. You still do. We, the Millennials, do too. We want to change the world and repair the damage and keep the faith and hold the vision and heal the hurt and bring people together and lift ourselves up and bring everyone else up along with us.”
  22. Drew Cohen Starbucks’ Free College for Employees Program Is Genius “They're single-handedly going to revolutionize the way businesses think about education.” Photo: weedezign / Shutterstock
  23. Ariella Coombs 5 Signs You’re Going to Make It Big One Day “You don’t succeed because you don’t fail; you succeed because you don’t give up.”
  24. The Experts Weigh In Industry experts, take note. These writers tackled trends, weighed in on the news, and did it masterfully. #My2014Moments
  25. Curt Prins Apple Just Lost the Global Smartphone War to Google “Google launched a smartphone that can’t be bought in the US, in a country most Americans can’t find on a map and at a profit margin that made Wall Street boil.”
  26. Louis M. Profeta MD ER Doctor: What Scares Me Even More Than Ebola “We’ve had nearly a hundred years to get ready and the best we can come up with is plastic suits, double gloves, respirators, and masks. The battleground of this problem can’t be in the hospital. It is unwinnable in our emergency rooms.”
  27. Sam Rosen The Message Is the Medium or: Why the Future of Media Depends on You “Make it funny. Emotional. Shareable. Snackable. 3 minutes: definitely too long. Cut it. No, make it longer. Make it a listicle. Cats. Cats. Headlines. It’s the headline. Copy the headline.”
  28. Kathy Calvin The Gender Data Problem We Should Be Talking About “Fundamentally, data is about more than counting people – it’s about making sure people count.”
  29. Michael Gaston Netflix Took Down Blockbuster. HBO Is Next. “HBO makes awesome content. I watch everything they make, but unless they can figure out a way to become competitive digitally, I can’t imagine a future where True Detective doesn’t end up on Netflix.” Photo: Sukharevskyy Dmytro (nevodka) / Shutterstock
  30. The Advice Your Manager Won’t Give You From office romance to tricky coworkers, these posts cover everything you need to know about work—that’s not in the employee handbook. #My2014Moments
  31. Gary Steel Office Romance Advice. A True Story. “I loved those meetings. They were filled with innuendo and long sessions of me leaning over her shoulder to review ad schedules.”
  32. Kathy Caprino 6 Toxic Behaviors That Push People Away: How To Recognize Them In Yourself and Change Them “It’s critical for your happiness and success that you are able to recognize when you’re behaving badly, and shift it when it emerges.”
  33. Janet Matta How to Not Cry at Work “Emotions are like shampoo in your suitcase. You put some pressure on them and they WILL come out, no matter how tightly you think you twisted up that bottle.”
  34. Robbie Abed How to Win at Office Politics Every. Damn. Time. “If you find yourself in a heated battle trying to prove that you were right and someone else was wrong, you’ve already lost the battle.”
  35. Best Advice for Tomorrow’s Leaders These posts delve into modern leadership—and discover it’s more complex than ever. If you’re a future leader looking for guidance, start here. #My2014Moments
  36. Raj De Datta Can CEOs Be Introverts? “Can you be a successful introverted CEO? Absolutely, just ask Larry Page or Bill Gates, both noted introverts. Four in 10 CEOs are introverts. And that’s not an accident.”
  37. Brian Chesky Don’t F*ck Up the Culture “The culture is what creates the foundation for all future innovation. If you break the culture, you break the machine that creates your products.”
  38. Todd Wilms The Surprising Rise of the Human Executive “The stoic, can-do-no-wrong executive still exists in the wild. But there is a new breed of exec who aspires to something greater by being uniquely human.”
  39. Share your story Strengthen your reputation and boost your reach by publishing on LinkedIn. Tell us some of your most memorable moments of 2014 by publishing a post with #My2014Moments in the body.

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