A tale of tech execs, mustaches and social networks

Stalin, Hitler, Hulk Hogan, Frida Kahlo; who would they have been without their famous moustaches? Likely, they’d never have amounted to much. And if they were around today, they’d likely all sign up to Stache Passions, the social network that’s all about love of facial hair. 

Style is a difficult thing to pin down,” proclaims Stache Passions’ homepage addingbut there is no doubt among Stache Passions members that there is nothing finer than a good stache.”

Indeed, members of the free social not-working site are encouraged to “browse the Mustache Groups to find members by their preferred type of stache, whether it be DaliWalrus or Pencil.”

One can also search the site for Stache lovers “by experience level,” including NewbieExpert or the ever popular Stache Groupie.

The site led us to ponder about prominent staches in the world of tech, and the realisation that most of the big shot CEOs around today didn’t have one. Or didn’t have one anymore.

Of course, back in the early 70s when the likes of Intel, Microsoft and Apple were coming into their own after puberty, facial hair was still very much in fashion, as can be seen by the following hairy shots.

Microsoft 1978

microsoft hairy

SteveStachio Jobs


Only the Stachio’d survive


Some still believe that computer languages developed by bearded programmers have higher success rates, but for the most part, it would appear tech execs have shifted to using monopolistic Gillette.

phenom fusion

AMD even advertises its razor blade preference, Gillette Fusion, because only real men have fabstaches. Oh, er, nevermind.