Interestingly today`s lead article is 10 low cost start up businesses.
If you have the desire and the motivation, and you believe your idea is sound enough, you will find a way to raise the money you need. BTW, did you notice the spell checker in the toolbar when you posted?
I think this discussion went in an interesting direction, I think the major component of CEO think is a burning desire to not have anyone else tell you what to do (my case) or passion to see an enterprise through to completion. True Grit if you will. I like the analogy of the ship changing course.
One of my favorite sayings is to set your sails so that the tides of time and the winds of fate take you where you want to go. Author unknown. Also easier said than done.