Not from me, but from this guy. The question is, "Should I join Microsoft or a start-up?" His answer isn't the usual one you might expect to hear from a tech entrepreneur which might go along the lines of, "Of COURSE, you should join the start-up, why would you join a mammoth giant?" He says one-size-fits-all answers are:
Rubbish. It's possible to go in any direction as long as you are clear what your own goals are. In fact, there are distinct advantages of working for someone like Microsoft or Google first.
Correct. Note that he's not saying one shouldn't start one's own company. He himself is an entrepreneur now. What he is saying is that it's definitely possible to start one's own company a little later in one's career after having worked a few years at a larger firm. In many ways, this may actually optimize the chances of your start-up succeeding. This isn't true for ALL founders of ALL start-ups in ALL fields, but it's certainly true in many cases.
Do your homework and decide what works best in your case. Cookie-cutters work best for cutting cookies.
All I will add is, if you have or anyone else you know has the start-up bug, please nourish it, don't stamp it out :)