Named by Fortune magazine as one of the investment industry’s four giants of the 20th century, John Bogle is a titan of the investment world and a hero to independent investors.
The founder and former chairman of The Vanguard Group–the world’s largest no-load mutual fund organization–John Bogle now shares with audiences his proven, common sense philosophies for investing. No matter what your investment experience, Bogle’s practical and unique insights can be used immediately as a springboard to success.
Bogle is the author of John Bogle on Investing and Common Sense on Mutual Funds. His most recent book is Character Counts, the story of how Vanguard was born, why it has flourished and which leadership principles and management practices fostered Vanguard’s development. In 2004, TIME magazine named Mr. Bogle as one of the world’s 100 most powerful and influential people. In the same year, he received the Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton University for “distinguished achievement in the nation’s service.”
Bogle understands how important a simple investment strategy is and he shows audiences how a simple investment strategy can result in investment success – and how counterproductive emotions can forfeit that investment success.
Why We Lost Faith in Wall Street – And What To Do
Investing is an act of faith, and Wall Street broke that faith with speculative greed. In the midst of a crisis of faith, what is an investor to do? Bogle shares indispensable advice for investing in the current economic climate, with resolute faith in the strength and resilience of the American economy.
Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life
For a critical element of American society, including many of its wealthiest and most powerful, there seems to be no limit today on what “enough” entails. The excesses are most starkly visible in the continuing crisis in banking and investment, to say nothing of the billion-dollar-plus annual paychecks that top hedge-fund managers draw down and the excessive compensation paid to CEOs, regardless of performance. Mr. Bogle offers his unparalleled insights on money, on the values we should emulate in our business and professional callings, and on what we should consider as the true treasures in our lives. By explaining what “enough” truly is, he demonstrates how close everyone can be to having it.
Character Counts: The Creation and Building of The Vanguard Group
Vanguard has grown to become the world’s largest no-load mutual fund organization and by far the world’s lowest-cost provider of financial services to independent investors. But far more than its unprecedented size and remarkable rate of growth, it is Vanguard’s concern for the rights of the independent investor that mark it as the most truly progressive company in the mutual fund industry.” Character Counts presents Bogle at his most straightforward and unvarnished.
The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism
In this speech Bogle talks about the failures of the American financial system and the grotesque abuses that have taken place in recent years. A zealous advocate for the small investor for more than fifty years, Bogle champions the restoration of integrity in industry practices. He tells the story of what went wrong but, more important, the story of why we lost our way and of how we can right our course.
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