Very Brave David
I am sure you had plenty of excitement in you life before finally making the decision to settle in Japan, which in itself is quite something, as not only is the language a difficult one but it is written very differently from the way we are used to. (Don't think this is really good English either)
Japanese is certainly very different - I'm wrestling with a small translation job right now!
Not sure I was really so brave or bold...
At the moment I am reading "Saint Joan of Arc" by Vita Sackville West and if ever there was a "bold mover" it was the teenage Jeanne d'Arc.
I've got up to the point where she first meets and picks out the Dauphin from among his courtiers and tells him his is France's legitimate king, having ridden across France through enemy territory with a handful of knights to do so - a peasant girl from a remote village who [however you interpret her "voices"] acted on a conviction so strong that by her will the fortunes of France were completely reversed...
Burnt at the stake at age of 19, but didn't let death stop her career! She went on to become the patron saint of France.
@Evan: Sorry but we are still waiting for some "boldest entrepreneur" nominations to come in...
In the meantime, Napoleon Hill might make the connection between Joan and the entrepreneurial spirit:
Think & Grow Rich with Joan of Arc:
Chapter 1: Introduction: "The girl who 'thought' her way into a partnership with the Dauphin
Chapter 2: Desire: "The starting point for all achievement for village peasant girls wanting to save their country from the invader"
Chapter 3: Faith: "Visualization of, and Belief in Attainment of Desire"
Chapter 4: Auto-Suggestion: "Voices of Angels as the Medium for Influencing the Subconscious Mind"