ENTJ's (INTJ's as well if you feel you have something to add),
I'm interested in knowing how you believe that your top 2 functions help you in a scenario like this. Let's say, hypothetically, you have 6 months to a year to really get your stuff together and get a business up and going. And then, once it's up, you are obviously running it - owner/CEO.
1. At the outset, how much time are you going to spend strategizing before you actually begin the implementation phase? (not in number of days, but as a percentage. 10% strategizing, 90% implementation; 50/50??)
2. Specifically, how do Ni and Te aide you in getting it off the ground?
3. How do Ni and Te aide you once it's up and running? (It's much more obvious to me how Te aids you, because I see that function in action in the real world every day, but I want to hear from you what role Ni plays in this, as specifically as possible).
4. If you have "made up your mind" and are truly determined to make this thing work, is there virtually no doubt in your mind that this business will become a reality and a success? Or do you have some doubts as to whether or not it will work (is it more your determination or do you feel that it's more at the mercy of outside factors like the economy and such?)
With my functions, Ti is all about coming up with a sound strategy. Market research, corporate structure, organizational charts, brainstorming what an average day might look like in this company, deciding what departments are necessary within the organization, laying out a timeline of how I see the organization developing, short-term goals, long-term goals, etc, etc. This, of course, is all "on paper". On paper, the organization can be laid out and ready to go. The next step, then, is using auxiliary Ne to implement it. Quite different than Te.
While it feels natural to me to plan it all out on paper first, I sometimes wonder if that's a mistake and that I should begin to implement at the same time as the plan begins to develop, instead of waiting until I've got the perfect organization laid out on paper.
I'd like to see how your process works. How do your functions help you to (a) get it up and going and, (b) continue to run it effectively while staying true to your vision?