That means anytime I work with a company, I view it as if Daryl Burnett Inc is doing business with Company X Inc.
I often see companies treat other companies as equals, or with respect, but companies treat individuals more as chess pieces or as replaceable cogs, and to me that is not the smart play on either side.
By being and acting as a company, I am making better and smarter moves for both sides of the equation, and these ideas are more based on long term thinking than I would do personally. Acting as a company also makes me expect and require respect from those businesses I work with, and I treat the company I work with as a partner.
You get the respect you give, but you need to give yourself the same treatment, if you respect yourself, others will respect you.
In today's market, the concept of you as a company isn't a theory, it is how the world works today. In your life you will have several careers, you will learn many different skills, because the market place is now fluid. You need to remember that you are a business, and that you need to make those moves that give your company the best possible chances in the future, and gives you the most profit.
Profit being defined as not just money, it is often more than money, it can be time, location, and skills.