I'm a fan of Gene Simmons.
I'm indifferent about Kiss the rock band. I sat front row at their reunion tour in 1996 at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City. It was so loud my ears rang for three days and I ended up sitting next to a 20-ish something girl who kept flashing her breasts at Paul and Gene. It was an odd experience but I got the tickets for free (hello job perk) so I went.
I am a fan of Gene Simmons the business man and marketer. I think he's one of the smartest guys out there. He has no fear, no shame, and has more self confidence than most people. He's good and he knows it. He also doesn't mind laughing at himself. That's why Gene Simmons Family Jewels is such a fun show to watch (a fourth season of the show on A&E is premiering later this year).
I ran across an interview he did with Business Week magazine that's good reading.
Click here if you want to read it.