I found Bruce Judson’s book, Go It Alone!, very useful when planning my own career change.
The entire book is online for freeat Bruce’s site and worth spending the time to go through relevant chapters, and take a few notes.
Two chapters stick out in my mind:
Chp. 8: Managing Extreme Outsourcing.
Chp. 11 When To Quit Your Day Job.
Effective outsourcing is even more attractive to me now that I am contracting for the next 6 months.
What did you get out of this book?