US Senator. Vice President. Best-selling Author. Academy Award Winner. Now Al Gore can add Nobel Peace Prize winner to his list of accomplishments. Whatever you think of Al Gore, his movie “An Inconvenient Truth” or Global Warming, you can’t scoff at what Al Gore has accomplished in his life.
I’ve often felt that huge failures result in great success in the future. Steve Jobs got fired from Apple, and then he returned it’s savior years later. Al Gore narrowly lost the election that was supposed to be his. So he turned to business – becoming an adviser for both Google and Apple, a VP for , and founder/CEO of Current TV and a “asset-management firm”. (Fast Company)
Lots of people have been speculating as to whether or not Al Gore was/is going to jump into the Democratic election, but I think it’s pretty clear now that he will not. He’s got great things going on, and a lot of authority to talk about in issue he cares about. Global warming is one of the greatest challenges humanity faces and Al Gore is now poised to lead the solutions to that challenge. Why get back into that messy battleground of politics?
Still, nobody’s perfect. People grumble about how much money he makes per speech ($175,000) and that he ought to lose some weight (at least he cut off that awful beard), and that he’s contributing more to global warming than stopping it (you try spreading a message without flying around a lot).
Al Gore still has street cred for me. What about you?