In this Enterprise Manifesto, Tom talks about what an enterprise could or should be:
“An emotional, vital, innovative, joyful, creative, entrepreneurial endeavor that maximizes individuals’ growth and elicits maximum concerted human potential in the wholehearted service of others.”
(Examine this definition one word at the time!)
And about what an organisation is (no more, no less):
“An Organization Is “People Serving People.” (Period!)”
Not really new insights one might say, but the consequences of these insights should be translated into your company’s strategy, and that’s a big deal apparently. Who else than Tom would suggest you to love your competitors, to help them?
And you know, I think he’s right…
Take ten minutes of your valuable time and read the Enterprise Manifesto yourself. You won’t regret it, I promise.