What I want to know about this theory is: what happens if you’re someone like me, who cycles between growing a beard and going beardless? Or does it just matter whether your official picture has a beard? I’ve got one right now, so does that mean I’m doing better work than when I didn’t have one months ago?
<![CDATA[A beard better not be a requirement for success. I just spent a week not shaving, and if you caught me in the right light, you might have seen a slight shadow. Very slight. Couldn’t take the humiliation this morning and shaved it all away!]]>
At least you can grow a beard. After about three weeks of not shaving, I have what appears to be a muskrat with leprocy attached to my face – http://scottonwriting.net/saj/images/me.headshots/me.ms.headshot.jpg
<![CDATA[So, a way to increase your success is to start smoking (with a stronger beard growthy as a result)? 🙂
I too am a beard off/on guy like you. As my beard has grayed, it makes me look older. This can be good if you want to look older (but at a certain age, looking old and being old start to be the same thing – in this case, one trys to "look" younger). I have found that my course evaluations are not correlated with my beard or lack thereof so I would say beard <> success. Rather, doing a good job = success 🙂
<![CDATA[As another bearded/beardless type I've found the politics of facial hair to be critical to my continued success/failure (my family wanted a lawyer and got a geek). A few of my thoughts: 1) <A href="http://www.blinksoftware.co.uk/cross-platform/_images/mj.jpg">Beardless</A> is essential for job interviews.
2) A <A href="http://www.avanade.com/_uploaded/image/expert/mark1.gif>"neatly trimmed beard</A> is excellent for oficial photos (especially if there’s a double chin to hide).
3) Being beardless is good for first dates with ladies.
4) A beard is fine when out whoring.
5) Beardless is good for the pre-sales meetings with important clients.
6) A steadily growing beard is an excellent way to indicate the current state of progress on a project.
7) A straggly beard containing pizza, and whffing of hi-caffein cola is essential for a go-live to be successful. ]]>
<![CDATA[Damned links didn't work. Bearded: http://www.avanade.com/about/experts/ Beardless: http://www.blinksoftware.co.uk/cross-platform/mjeaston.html]]>
No shave for two weeks while on vacation. Never grown my beard before and did not think it was up to much. Had a short blonde beard at the end with brown/ginger patches. Continued the growth for 6 weeks as advised on site ‘all about beards’ and had a full bushy beard. Put ten years on me and I usually look younger than my years. Wife likes it and have kept it although now trimmed.
yes, beard does = success. Look at Randy Moss… he sucks in Oakland. Then he goes to the Patriots and all the OL has beards, so he grows one. Record season anyone?