Earlier this month, the folks at the Harvard Business Online site asked me to do a “Conversation Starter” blog post on their site about the challenges faced by people transitioning from being big-company employees to becoming entrepreneurs.
The result was posted two weeks ago. More than three dozen comments later (thank you to everyone who contributed there!), I posted my thoughts on some of the recurring themes from the comments. That summary can be found at the end of the post.
(They’ve now asked me to turn that Conversation Starter dialogue into a piece in an upcoming Harvard Business Review special issue on leadership transitions.)
Feel free to post here your own stories, observations, and insights about the pros and cons of such transitions, or about how to tell when it’s the right time to leap!