Re: #4: No Plan...
Helmuth Von Moltke in the mid-nineteenth century?
Probably in Sun Tzu's "Art of War". 孫子兵法 perhaps 512BC, at least between 205BC and 220AD. I bet he could do a good talk on entrepreneuring. While in a sense some of the points are a bit screwy, the overall flavour is right.
Talk to any sensible accountant and you'll always see how you don't have enough money or resources to start etc. But how many big company are:
1: Started by people with a passion to do it VS an Accountant
2: Are asset stripped by an "accountant" later.
3: Gradually run into the ground after founder has left/retired/died by watching cost centres and "bottom line" rather than a passion for the "product"/"service"/"customer".
Mines the one with Government Development Authority leaflets in the pocket.
Also ever noticed that outside USA (UK & Ireland esp.) you can only get money if you prove you don't need it?