My favorite films, books, television, and product launches from 2016

Esteban Contreras
1 min readJan 1, 2017


What a wild year. I could write all day long about the bizarre things that happened in 2016. I could do the same when thinking about all the things I’m personally grateful for.

Anyways, here’s a list of films, books and product launches that inspired me this year:


  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Arrival
  • Hell or High Water
  • Rogue One


  • Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  • Chaos Monkeys by Antonio García Martínez
  • Disrupted by Daniel Lyons
  • Industries of the Future by Alec Ross
  • The Third Wave by Steve Case


  • Westworld
  • Stranger things
  • Mr Robot
  • The Night Of
  • Silicon Valley

Product Launches

  • Instagram Stories
  • Macbook Pro
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Slack Video
  • Intercom Educate

I’m sure I forgot about many other great 2016 creations. And I definitely have not had a chance to experience many of the most memorable things that came out. Some day I will find time to read more fiction.

Anyways, Happy New Year! 🎉



Esteban Contreras

Sr Director, Product @ Hootsuite. All opinions are personal. I’ve run out of witty bios 👾