I had dinner with three of my friends last night – the ones I mentioned that I wanted to get advice from regarding starting a company. We didn't actually discuss startups that much, but we touched on it a bit. Anyway, based on some of what we discussed, and some things I've been thinking about lately, I've decided that it probably isn't a good idea for me to start a company that develops some type of software product. I think that developing software, especially large applications, is an inherently difficult thing to do, even with a talented team. Furthermore, I don't consider myself to be "application-oriented" in the sense that I have good ideas about software that lots of people are likely to want to use. For example, I would have never thought of blogs. I think I am more "systems-oriented" or perhaps "analysis-oriented" in the sense that I feel more comfortable trying to improve something already implemented that has problems, or given some design I might spot some flaws. So, I think that I might be better off trying to form a consulting business, should I find myself looking for a job again.
I have some more revelations, but I have to go to bed.