Best of 2014

Published on January 24, 2015
Jonathan Stark on speaker stage in front of slide with the words Big Reveal crossed out
Jonathan Stark said "lose the big reveal" at the Breaking Development Conference in Nashville.

Happy 2015! Its January, and by now you're already sick of reading year-end retrospective posts.

2014 was a heart-wrenching year that I’m in no hurry to re-live, but for me it was also a year of incredible learning and content too good to ignore. I spent a little bit of time flicking through my Instapaper hearts and Twitter stars. What follows is a list of recommendations and endorsements—articles, videos, podcasts, and more that deserve a second reading, listen, or viewing.

My criteria for this best of list is pretty straightforward: (1) It has to be have a 2014 timestamp, and (2) it has to be spectacular.

Notable Writing

Favorite Podcast Episodes

2014 Books I finished

2014 Books I’m still reading

Required viewing

Video of the Year: Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech

Best Conference Talks

Leave a comment or share your recommendations

I would love to hear from you if you find any of this useful. If you see something published this year (2015) that you think I should look at, please leave a comment below or use my contact form.

Is January 24 too late for a year end retrospective? Yeah, probably. The focus of this blog is original writing, so I will save my 2015 endorsements for the end of this year (or more realistically, mid February 2016).