I've been thinking about why companies, teams, and projects succeed and fail. Whether it is a large corporation or a new startup, it's about the idea, the team, and the execution. The corporate entity is wrapped around these core elements, and the wrapper must enable success. A friend sent me the Netflix corporate values , and I think they are an excellent example of how the company's values can drive success.
It's a long read, but a great one for any senior manager or aspiring entrepreneur.