I am in between accepting an offer from afirm and starting a venture on my own.This decision is killing me because everybody tells me to start a business AFTER working in consulting for a couple of years. Yet, I find this very unrealistic because I think a couple years down the road I might have family and will not be in the mood to take the risk to start a company.
OK, here are my questions. After 2-3 years in consulting, what are the top 5 skills you learn? Are they worth the time investment and do they help with founding a company?