A map, that shows the lay of the land, and allows you to navigate is essential whether you are a soldier, fighter pilot or an entrepreneur.
We think about entrepreneurs or new venture managers as special ops in the military. Conventional military thinking doesn't apply here. We have to do more with less, be one step ahead of every scenario and know our limitations. We also have to have clear goals that are achievable. We want to make it home at the end of the day do suicide missions are out! We apply this special forces thinking to our planning.
The greatest threat you will face is not lack of money, it's lack of forethought and planning! (P.Christo 2013).
Making it back is more important that making it. You can always try again!