While the political and economic landscapes are as uncertain as ever, there’s one thing we can be sure of when the calendar flips over to 2013: no more end-of-the-year posts. As we enter another eleven-month respite from list-making and looking-back, we’re handing the reins over to you, our amazing readers, to tell us what you learned in 2012, what you expect out of 2013, and what your New Year’s Resolutions are. Here are some of the best responses.
And be sure to check out what voices from the startup community learned in 2012 and what our Nathaniel Mott learned from one year of tech writing.
What did you learn in 2012?
“You never know until you ask… and more often than you think, the answer will be ‘yes’.” – Mike
“It’s about the business model not the technology. Technology is there to support the business, not the other way around.” – Ken Daniels
“I experienced that no matter how fast things move, it will move faster.” – Shannon Gans
What are your predictions for 2013?
“Angel and incubator money dries up, because only Y-combinator is talking about portfolio value. The technology hiring crunch will ease as more ‘entrepreneurs’ run out of ideas and money, decided they like paychecks.” – Kyle Taborski
“Big corporations will break apart and become smaller in order to adjust to the ever changing economy. Independent film will continue to grow and be disrupted by tech (thank goodness).” – Shannon Gans
“Hardware will continue to become cool and manufacturing/craftsmanship will continue to come back to the United States.” – Chad
What’s your News Year’s Resolution?
“To take care of myself as much as I take care of my startup.” – Julian Miller
“Ship, ship, ship. Do more!” – Shannon Gans
“Build something that I’ll want to be using 7 years from now.” – Isaac Elias
Didn’t get a chance to participate in our survey? Leave your answers in the comments section!