How do you get big, if you can’t raise cash because you’re too small?

In the classic Joseph Heller novel Catch-22, airman John Yossarian is faced with the ultimate dilemma. He discovers that it’s impossible to be excused from bombing duty on the grounds of insanity, as anyone who applies for exemption is clearly sane. Anyone who doesn’t apply is clearly insane. So John learns that whether he claims to be sane or insane, …