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Selected Case

published: 25 Jun 2012

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Public Administration
  • Region: North America

Abstract:
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.

Pedagogical 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.

Keywords:
Power, Politics, Al Gore, United States, Global Warming, Bill Clinton, White House, Career Setbacks


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