Feld posted an article about Ten Characteristics of Great Companies. Nice article. Among the ten, if you ask me to pick three, here it is:
3) Great companies make lots of money but leave even more money on the table for their users and partners.
4) Great companies don’t look elsewhere for ideas. They develop their ideas internally and are copied by others.
6) Great companies are led by entrepreneurs who own a meaningful piece of the business. As such, they make decisions based on long term business needs and objectives not short term goals.
There are some hard lessons on this to run great company.