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John Bogle on Investing: The First 50 Years (Wiley Investment Classics) by [John C. Bogle]

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The author of two classic books, Bogle on Mutual Funds (1993) and Common Sense on Mutual Funds (1999), Bogle has been a strong voice for sensible, efficient, honest financial management throughout his career. In 1951, for his undergraduate economics thesis at Princeton, he wrote the first comprehensive analysis of the modern mutual fund. He then spent 25 years working in the fund industry before founding Vanguard, and another 25 years running that company. This omnibus begins with the 1951 thesis and includes articles and speeches over the next half-century. Unfortunately, 17 of the 26 chapters are speeches from the two years leading up to publication, which are really the same recycled speech with a few introductory paragraphs tailored to the audience. The older material, especially the thesis and a 1975 speech about the founding of Vanguard, will be extremely interesting only to Bogle's biographer and to Ph.D. students writing about the history of the mutual fund industry. General readers will be impressed with Bogle's consistency, though that is hardly adequate reward for 480 pages of mostly dull reading. (Nov.)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Bogle made news last year when he unsuccessfully challenged the mandatory retirement policy at Vanguard Group, the mutual funds investment company that he founded in 1974 and that he continued to serve as senior chairman. Bogle has always been well regarded by the press and by Vanguard's 14 million shareholders. He pioneered both no-load and index investment funds and he constantly criticized other companies for their high fees and service charges. The inaugural title in McGraw-Hill's Great Ideas in Finance series, this collection is a fitting tribute to Bogle. It consists of 25 speeches that he made throughout his career. These cover investment strategy, the mutual fund industry, and Bogle's view of human values and the philosophy of investing. Five of the speeches were made before general audiences; one is a high-school commencement address; another discusses organ donation (Bogle is the recipient of a heart transplant). The book concludes with the text of the dissertation Bogle submitted for graduation from Princeton University in 1951; it sets out the ideas that led to the formation of Vanguard nearly a quarter century later. David Rouse
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00X6BKTFQ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wiley; 1st edition (April 13, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 13, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1882 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 467 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0071364382
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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John C. Bogle (Bryn Mawr, PA) is Founder of The Vanguard Group, Inc., and President of the Bogle Financial Markets Research Center. He created Vanguard in 1974 and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 1996 and Senior Chairman until 2000. He had been associated with a predecessor company since 1951, immediately following his graduation from Princeton University, magna cum laude in Economics. The Vanguard Group is one of the two largest mutual fund organizations in the world. Headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Vanguard comprises more than 100 mutual funds with current assets totaling about $742 billion. Vanguard 500 Index Fund, the largest fund in the group, was founded by Mr. Bogle in 1975. In 2004, TIME magazine named Mr. 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."

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Alif Leong
4.0 out of 5 stars but book was in perfect condition.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 26, 2016
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3.0 out of 5 stars Collection of speeches from 1990-2000
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3.0 out of 5 stars keeping the Expense Ratio of Mutual Funds to the minimum and having Good Corporate Governance in place at the Mutual Fund institution
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3.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, repetitive, a bit too much fluff.
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