i have always believed that he is the type motivator that i could put into any organization, regardless of industry, and make a quick and dynamic turnaround in a short amount of time. i don't care about his football accumen. you surround him with people/coaches/managers who know their poo and he can get them to the top quickly.
one of the things that i liked was that his pedal was floored all of the time in every game. he just didn't let up and that's what i wanted and still want from rivera.
what i didn't take into consideration was the fact that apparently that pedal is stuck. i didn't take into consideration the long term effects of his personality and drive on people.
i would still hire him, but i would so it for a short 2-3 year term and then bring in someone who could maintain rather than constantly push people to the extreme for years and years.
He is like that consultant you bring in as a turnaround specialist. They are seldom liked and are never the guy you want to run the company for the long term.