Monday, November 12, 2007

Al Gore's Second Saturn Return

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 12 (Reuters) - In a career marked by second acts, Al Gore, the former vice president of the United States and co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is becoming a partner at Silicon Valley's most storied venture capital firm.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers said on Monday that Gore, a campaigner for action to slow global climate change, will join the Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm as a partner focused on alternative energy investments.

The venture firm, which since 1972 has backed seminal computer start-ups ranging from Sun Microsystems to Compaq Computer to to Google Inc, has emerged in recent years as a leading funder of alternative energy companies.

[Al Gore makes a change typical of the second Saturn Return, between 58-60 years old. He is 59 and also won the Nobel Prize this year, a very good "harvest" indeed.

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