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30 Responses to 2012: The good, the bad and the ugly

  1. Eric Brewster says:

    Lilach Bullock, I am pleased you have had a fair bit of success in what you wanted to create; I joined the Entrepreurs group on Google where I saw your posting there. Sadly I am a “bottom rung Enterpreur whom has a 6inone prototype game that he created and I cannot get either business interests nor government interests interested in my game as a boardgame nor as a internet computer game. What bothers me is that there are not the resources in Nova Scotia, Canada for fledgling business creators and what kinds of government interests we do have are not very interested in spawing selfemployment business owners unless it employs hundreds of people in a rather flash-employment scheme.

    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Eric for your comment.

      I’m sorry to learn of your problems with your prototype game. It’s not an easy business to break into but it can be done with the right people. Have you tried online investment sites? I wish you the very best of luck with it, I know how frustrating and what an emotional challenge it can be.

      My best advice and what I’v learnt from this is to never “put all your eggs in one basket” and work on having a business that has multiple income streams as you just never know what will happen!
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  2. I also wish you to achieve even better results in this year, to get success with your blog and other beginnings! Don’t stop on the achieves results and continue developing!

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  3. Mike Smith says:

    Lilach it’s always interesting reading your emails and blogs. I find them inspiring and they often gives me a motivational shove in the right direction. It’s getting to the stage that I don’t open hundreds of emails, as there are too many coming in, but yours is one I like to take time over reading, as your content is first class with lots of helpful tips and suggestion. Thank you, I hope 2013 will be a great year for you.

  4. Mike Smith says:

    Lilach Always enjoy reading your articles, I find them inspiring, they are full of tips and creative ideas. Thank you, and I hope 2013 is a great year for you.
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  5. I’m really sorry that Network Waves didn’t work out . . . but you’re obviously doing fabulous things with socialable! Kudos to you on all those page views!
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  6. Wow, you have been BUSY! Kudos on your achievements. Even if everything didn’t work out, you can be proud of yourself.

  7. I love it that you included your daughter’s achievement in your highlights. Well done to her!

    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Doug:) I’m a very proud mummy.

      I started my first business back in 2006 because I wanted to spend more time with her and leave the commuting race behind so it’s awesome to see that she already knows so much about social media and business – she certainly has the entrepreneurial gene already too:)
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  8. Lilach,

    I never knew Socialable was generating so much traffic. Good luck in hitting the million mark!

    We must arrange some time to meet up next time I’m in the area.

    speak to you soon

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  9. Hi Lilach – six months ago I was a social media newbie & i learnt such a lot from you & your blog Sociable that I am now using Twitter and a blog to market my newly launched social network, MashBin. I like your silver lining, there’s always something good that comes out of everything – like Sociable.
    So a big thanks for the inspiration and learning, and best of luck to you (and your daughter) for 2013!

  10. Hi Lilach

    Great post. Most entrepeneurs experience failures before they achieve success. Two that are always quoted to me are Thomas Edison and the light bulb and Colonel Sanders and KFC both had many failures/rejections before finally being successful. It is nice to see that you have had so many successes as well, long many it continue for you.

  11. Dave says:


    Congratulations on your success in 2012. Not everything turns out as planned but everything is a learning experience and will help you be more successful in the future. Software development is a difficult endeavor to get right the first time. You will find that developers like to tell you what you want to hear when it comes to estimates and their understanding of the scope of the project.

    I don’t claim to have a perfect track record (my day job is software project manager) but I do know that communication is the key. You will also find that a good developer is 10x more productive than an average developer. Hopefully this experience has exposed you to some of the good ones :-)

    On a positive note, getting published is fantastic. I will be sure to pick up a copy of your book. I see I can get it on my Kindle which is a big plus.

    Happy New Year!
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  12. Ana says:

    Trusting other people with the very essence of your success is always dangerous, Lilach; on the other hand, we can never get ahead unless we try, right?

    Next time around, you’ll know a lot better what to do, not to do, and how to do it!
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  13. Ian Cleary says:

    Hey Lilac,
    It’s difficult to deliver a software product successfully without having a strong technical co-founder. At least with the techie co-founder you can focus on the business/marketing side and let them deliver technology!

    Note: I’ve have failed with a software product even with a strong CTO!!

    I enjoyed reading your post and other posts during the year. Best of luck in 2013.

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  14. Sounds like you had a blessed 2012 Lilach. Here is hoping that 2013 is an even better year for you.
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  16. Lilach, I heard a phrase recently that describes a worthy project that, in being attempted, is proven, for whatever reasons, not to work. Such a project is called “a noble failure.” You have every reason to be proud of your success, too.
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  18. Great article on the ups and downs of 2012. Some awesome accomplishments indeed. HOPE 2013 IS THE BEST FOR EVERYONE….Have a great day on purpose.
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  19. Dave Hayes says:

    Wow this is some story about Network Waves, One I can relate to, as part of a partnership with another Social Network and having things not totally under your control, but as you know, although life has downsides, there are plenty of postives to come out of it.

    Glad things are on the way back up again, for you and I wish Socialable a rosy future

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