Should I Become an Entrepreneur? - Jeffrey Bussgang - Harvard Business Review: "When to become an entrepreneur is a common quandary for many. For whatever reason, this issue has come up a great deal recently (recession-driven workforce dislocation?), so I thought I'd share a few thoughts that might help frame this critical decision." Read more.
These post on Bootstrapper's Lab can be helpful as well:
A 2–minute Isenberg Entrepreneur Test.
Five Bad Reasons To Become An Entrepreneur via Forbes.com.
101 Tips from 50 small business bloggers.
Starting a new business while still employed.
Change This: Bootstrapper's Bible by Seth Godin.
Following entrepreneur blogs can be motivating and inspiring for start up entrepreneurs (or managers). You can find many lists around the internet. Here are a few of them:
The Top 10 Entrepreneurs Blogs You Must Read | Collegefallout.com
15 Entrepreneur Blogs Worth Reading | Wall Street Journal
Top 10 Most Practical Blogs for Entrepreneurs | about.com
I often find the HBR blog network very useful: Business Management Ideas - Harvard Business Review Blogs.