While idly Googling for when the goatee became the only acceptable facial hair for the last 20 years, I came across this: "The Goatee. Here’s your biggest problem. The goatee fad is about 12 years old and shows no sign of abating, although I wake up every day dreaming of its brutal death. Goatees signal two of the worst possible traits for a CEO: pack-following and sheer laziness. Who thought a goatee looked good 20 years ago? A few relief pitchers who were trying to intimidate hitters. A few satanists. That was pretty much it. Then they started showing up all over the place." It's a pretty entertaining quick read by D.F. Krause at North Bay Biz.