Rick Segal recently interviewed former Microsoft employees on their way to greener pastures and/or their own startups.
I look at his article from a different point of view.
Whats a better way to go? First working in a bigger corporation, gaining a ton of experience, saving up enough money over the years to fund your startup, making sure you have enough former peers in the industry to make your startup a well marketed success … or … starting up your company with nothing more than a college degree, having ultimate faith in your mental and physical abilities*, not being burdened by having been a employee for soo long that you forget what being a boss feels like?
Feels like a messy choice.
* Put in enough all-night code-a-thons and you know it’s about the body being sound too.