Medium’s Most Recommended Stories of 2016

Our annual roundup of community favorites from Medium.

Levent Aşkan
Jan 2, 2017 · 7 min read

When I collected the most recommended Medium articles of 2015, I didn’t think that this could become the series that it is now. Now, in 2016, I’ve spent another full year collecting the best stories for a sequel to last year’s roundup.

Thanks to Daily Top Stories, I gathered the most recommended Medium stories of 2016 easily. The list was created manually — but with a little dedication and curiosity, that was no problem.

It helps that I’m a ravenous reader, especially of many of the most popular categories this year: entrepreneurship, life lessons, design, politics.

If you want to download the whole listing that includes 253 stories which have more than 2500 recommendations, enter your email in the box below and it’ll come right to your inbox!

Without further ado…

2016’s Top 10 Most Recommended Stories

#2 by shem

#3 by Josh Spector

#4 by Jose Aguinaga

#5 by David Hopkins

#6 by Hillary Clinton [parody]

#7 by Tristan Harris

#8 by Trent Lapinski

#9 by Tristan de Montebello

#10 by Max Braun


Most Recommended Stories— Entrepreneurship

#2 by Benjamin P. Hardy

#3 by Penny Kim

#4 by Jon Westenberg

#5 by Benjamin P. Hardy

#6 by Andy Raskin

#7 by Benjamin P. Hardy

#8 by Gary Vaynerchuk

#9 by Jason Fried

#10 by Jon Westenberg


Most Recommended Stories— Life Lessons

#2 by Felix Feng

#3 by Quincy Larson

#4 by Tor Bair

#5 by Quincy Larson

#6 by Benjamin Sledge

#7 by Jessica Semaan

#8 by Quincy Larson

#9 by David Kadavy

#10 by Jon Westenberg


Most Recommended Stories— Design

#2 by Keaton Herzer

#3 by Samuel Hulick

#4 by John Saito

#5 by Chris Messina

#6 by Jesse Weaver

#7 by Michael Horton

#8 by Daniel Eckler

#9 by Tobias van Schneider

#10 by Joshua Taylor


Most Recommended Stories— Politics

#2 by Sean Blanda

#3 by Hillary Clinton [parody]

#4 by Elizabeth Warren

#5 by Laurie Penny

#6 by jessicashortall

#7 by Anastasia Basil

#8 by Hillary Clinton

#9 by Michael Moore

#10 by Michael Arnovitz

Wish All of You a Great Year!

First, I’m hustling for Prisync. It’s a price tracker for e-commerce companies designed to let you know when your competitors change their product prices. We also create side projects aiming to give cool guides for ecommerce involvers such as Ecommerce Stack. Check them out!

Next, you’ll notice we’re published under the Startup Grind publication — now one of the largest outlets for all things technology, startups, marketing, and product on Medium. It has been great to work together, and if you have a great story or strategy, say hi to Michael Gasiorek here or on Twitter. He’ll take care of it!

Also, the list is updated as of December 31th, 2016.

Last but not least, thanks for making this possible, Medium Staff & Ev Williams!

Oh, PS: I excluded stories that are in multiple most recommended lists.

Startup Grind

The life, work, and tactics of entrepreneurs around the world. Welcoming submissions on technology trends, product design, growth strategies, and venture investing. Learn more about how you can get involved at startupgrind.com.

Thanks to Michael Gasiorek

Levent Aşkan

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Startup Grind

The life, work, and tactics of entrepreneurs around the world. Welcoming submissions on technology trends, product design, growth strategies, and venture investing. Learn more about how you can get involved at startupgrind.com.

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