True Measures of Money, Business, and Life

Book - 2009
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In light of contemporary society's obsession with greed and wealth, the founder of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group offers his views on money and emphasizes the important role of balance and integrity in business.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2009.
ISBN: 9780470398517
Branch Call Number: 650.1 B675
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 19 cm.


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Jan 15, 2017

An interesting read that spans investing, life, and morals, from the viewpoint of one of the originators of the Mutual Fund industry in America. If only he could have seen into the future, and more specifically into the outrageously expensive mutual fund industry in Canada, I'm sure he would have rethought his decision. The typical Canadian Mutual fund now charges an annual MER ( Management Expense Ratio) somewhere between 2-3% annually, whether the fund is profitable or not! That means that after decades of investing, investors can have up to 70% of their wealth siphoned off, and have taken 100% of the risk while the fund enjoys a pay day regardless of market conditions. Read Andrew Hallam's - Millionaire Teacher to discover an alternative and how you can get actual market returns without all the associated costs. Clearly, based on the hard numbers provided by this book, the 'Financial Services Industry' has become a thin plastic money trench where pimps and thieves run free and good men die like dogs.

Sep 08, 2016

When Bogle writes something I listen. He seems to have a good foundation of life in general and, although investing is important, there are other things in life that are just as important. That is why I like him and he's worthwhile to listen to regarding finances

Mar 16, 2010

John Clifton "Jack" Bogle (born May 8, 1929 in Verona, New Jersey) is the founder and retired CEO of The Vanguard Group. His family was affected by The Great Depression. He attended Blair Academy on a full scholarship, earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1951, and attended evening and weekend classes at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation he went to work for Walter L. Morgan at Wellington Management Company. [1]

After successfully climbing through the ranks, he was named chairman of Wellington but was later fired for an "extremely unwise" merger he approved, a poor decision he considers his biggest mistake stating "The great thing about that mistake, which was shameful and inexcusable and a reflection of immaturity and confidence beyond what the facts justified, was that I learned a lot." [2] Bogle then founded Vanguard in 1974. Under his leadership, the company grew to be the second largest mutual fund company in the world. Influenced by the works of Eugene Fama, Burton Malkiel and Paul Samuelson, Mr. Bogle founded the Vanguard 500 Index Fund in 1975 as the first index mutual fund. [3]

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