Case | HBS Case Collection | May 1993

Alan Stein

by Carl S. Sloane, Shoshana Zuboff and R.Keith Giarman


Deals with issues of adult and career development at mid-life. Describes the career and personal history of an adult male, choice points in his life, and how he made critical career and personal choices. Focuses in on his decision to "retire" from Goldman, Sachs at an early age (46), make a transition into a state government role, and then make a transition back into an investment banking position with a different firm in a different and more self-fulfilling role.

Keywords: Transition; Decision Choices and Conditions; Personal Development and Career; Retirement; Satisfaction;


Sloane, Carl S., Shoshana Zuboff, and R.Keith Giarman. "Alan Stein." Harvard Business School Case 493-088, May 1993.