I’ve been waiting to announce this. I’ll be writing a column for Fortune magazine, starting in the next edition. Column will be called “Disrupted,” and will focus on corporate life, corporate culture, and things of that nature. First one will be about the corporate equivalent of a midlife crisis — making the decision to leave the cushy big-company job for the exciting world of startups. Should you do it? If so, how do you do it right? How can you avoid making a terrible mistake, or at least minimize the chances of disaster?

I have a small amount of personal experience in this area (ahem) but also interviewed people who have made the transition, and unlike me, have done so with success.