Al Gore: Surviving Career Setbacks

Published 25 Jun 2012
Reference 5893
Region North America
Length 13 page(s)
Language English

This case follows the life of Al Gore, one of the most powerful vice-presidents in US history who, in 2000, failed to secure what is probably the most powerful job on earth - the presidency. It describes how he nonetheless reinvented himself after the defeat and built a successful and influential post-political career.

Teaching objectives

To show how one can reinvent oneself after a major career setback by using power and politics. The case analyses the approach used by Al Gore to first become vice-president, and then combine his passion for the environment to forge a successful post-political business career.

  • Power
  • Politics
  • Al Gore
  • United States
  • Global Warming
  • Bill Clinton
  • White House
  • Career Setbacks
  • Q41112