Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crack-pot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.
— Thomas J. Watson
Mr. Watson, eponym of the IBM Watson artificial intelligence project, sounds like he was quite a man. I have to point out, however, that if ever I saw a man with a face crying out for a beard, or a ‘tache at the very least, Thomas J. Watson is that man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_J._Watson