carleisenstein - 6:30 pm on Jun 13, 2010 (gmt 0)
I worked with someone in the past who constantly, consistently had some of the worst ideas imaginable - mainly about usability, marketing, supplier relationships, staff management, everything. He was completely single-minded in his approach and would refuse to back down, and we'd always have to implement things his way.
Amazingly though, even when his terrible ideas defied every bit of conventional wisdom, they seemed to work really well.
So I've learned to be not quite so cynical.