Like everyone else, I used to think corporations were examples of success. That is, they succeeded enough to get big.
After my experiences with Marvel and the sportcard companies and many other corporations over the last 30 years, I've completely gone the other direction. Most corporations in my opinion are horribly run. Shortsighted, ungainly, inefficient.
Thing is -- they're big and they're willing to step on you.
So if you have a business and you're willing to step on people to get big, then you too can become a corporation.