John C. Bogle

John C. Bogle is the legendary founder of The Vanguard Group, one of the two largest mutual fund organizations in the world.   Vanguard comprises more than 120 mutual funds with current assets totaling more than $1 trillion.  Vanguard 500 Index Fund, the largest fund in the group, was founded by Mr. Bogle in 1975 and was the first index mutual fund in history.

Over the past 50 years, Bogle has authored several bestselling books and amassed numerous accolades, awards and devoted financial followers for his exceptional perspective and unparalleled insight on money, financial markets and personal and professional values for success.  In 2004, TIME magazine named Bogle as one of the world's 100 most powerful and influential people, and Institutional Investor presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.  In 1999, Fortune designated him as one of the investment industry's four "Giants of the 20th Century."

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Common Sense and Financial Savvy

Throughout his legendary career, John Bogle has helped investors build wealth the right way and has led a tireless campaign to restore common sense to the investment world. He created Vanguard in 1974 and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 1996 and Senior Chairman until 2000.  Along the way, he's seen how destructive an obsession with financial success can be.  His current mission is to put the issue in perspective and quell this ubiquitous and devastating dilemma.  In his latest and seventh bestselling book, Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life, he attempts to do just that.

Lauded Investment Thought-Leader and Revolutionary  

In 2004, TIME magazine named Bogle as one of the world's 100 most powerful and influential people, and Institutional Investor presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.  In 1999, Fortune designated him as one of the investment industry's four "Giants of the 20th Century." In the same year, he received the Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton University for "distinguished achievement in the Nation's service."  In 1997, he was named one of the "Financial Leaders of the 20th Century" in Leadership in Financial Services. In 1998, Bogle was presented the Award for Professional Excellence from the Association for Investment Management and Research (now the CFA Institute), and in 1999 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Fixed Income Analysts Society, Inc.

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How Did We Get Here: The Current Financial Crisis

Not to say "I told you so," but John Bogle has been predicting the current financial crisis for years.  With his keen eye and critical perspective, Bogle recognized early on that the lack of oversight and discretion in the financial markets would lead to economic disaster.  Accordingly, he has guided Vanguard on a more "conservative" path in its investment approach as compared to its mutual fund brethren to help safeguard investors from turbulent times such as these.   In this compelling and eye-opening presentation, Bogle speaks about the need for very decisive leadership, clear and measurable analytics, and most importantly, responsibility-- from individuals, businesses and governments.  

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, and even in the two enormous government-sponsored (but publicly owned) mortgage lenders, 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.  Here, Bogle offers his extraordinary 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.  

Perspectives for the Intelligent Investor

John C. Bogle built a $1 trillion mutual fund company on principles of candor, fairness, and low cost. The most outspoken critic of the mutual fund industry, Bogle speaks to the serious mutual fund investor, both novice and seasoned, in this straightforward assessment of an industry Bogle himself helped revolutionize. Here, he offers the essential principles of canny mutual fund investing, as well as caveats to protect the investor.

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