Battle for the Soul of Capitalism: An astute, longtime observer of the business world, the founder and former CEO of Vanguard mutual funds explains the failures of the American financial system and the abuses that have plagued it in recent years. More important, John C. Bogle offers a host of practical reforms to restore integrity to corporate and investment America and to protect small investors' interests.
Character Counts: Character Counts is the story of how Vanguard was born, why it has flourished, and what leadership principles and management practices fostered its development. Covering the period 19742001, the story is told through the dozens of potent and memorable speeches Jack Bogle has given to Vanguard crew members over the years, interspersed with a narrative that provides context and explanation. This "you are there" approach provides new insights into one of the world's most important financial institutions and into the mutual fund industry itself. Character Counts paints an indelible portrait of the man Fortune named one of the "four giants of finance" of the 20th century.
John Bogle on Investing: This work chronicles John Bogle's 50 years in the financial services industry. His university thesis on the role of an investment company is included, along with speeches made by him over the past 40 years. The themes of investing for the long term, the importance of indexing, the critical effect of costs on investment returns, and the importance of diversification, are all covered.
Bogle on Mutual Funds: Bogle on Mutual Funds is a straightforward assessment of the industry written for the investor who wants a true and unflinching portrayal. Bogle not only explains the basic principles of canny mutual fund investing, but Bogle on Mutual Funds also explores its subtle nuances and exposes the hype and fads that often lure investors into making unwise decisions. This conscientious guide offers strategies for developing a diversified portfolio that will weather the markets short-term variations. Bogle warns the reader of the major pitfalls common to mutual fund investing.