In the business, they say cash flow is king. Just wondering if that's true for colonization. Take too extreme case: 1. Focus on cash crops from the start, and buying everything you need from Europe. That can include buying firebrand preachers to make people cheaper to hire. 2. Focus on food production from the start, and buying only dirt cheap employees from Europe to get the food production up enough for "free" free colonists. Which early strategy will put you in better position to win the game, assuming you switch to a more balanced strategy after ~ 100 game years.