An academic expert featured on the panels at two debates I recently attended - the first to do with teen rage, the second with childhood illiteracy. Neither was dispassionate (as I believe they should be) but worse than that they, unlike many other speakers and audience members at both events, proved to be passionate only about their research/meta-analysis and not the end results.
Calling for the return of family values while kids with no family turn to violent criminality or for extra research into teaching methods while illiterate youngsters are condemned to a life without potential did not endear them to anyone and any valid points they might have contributed were thereafter doomed to be ignored.
The business parallels are obvious. If something works, keep doing it. Try to understand it but, above all, keep doing it. The world changes too fast to miss an opportunity through over-analysis.