Craig it may be more helpful to have read the posts to this forum, you are not going to put all these business owners in a box and think we will work together. While I have my strong disagreements with some of them, the fact is to do what we do one has to have a very strong personality. Your Kibbutz type idea has a place, but you are going to need people to follow the leaders.
As for the cracking corporate model and all that, I suggest looking around you a bit harder my friend. You are a part of the most extraordinary society to have ever existed human history. Corporate structure is always changing, that is the nature of business, to always improve and get ahead.
Wikipedia has its place, but look what Google and Yahoo have done with a corporate structure.