Reflections on Investment Illusions, Capitalism, "Mutual" Funds, Indexing, Entrepreneurship, Idealism, and Heroes
Throughout his legendary career, John Bogle-founder of the Vanguard mutual fund group and creator of the first index mutual fund-has helped investors build wealth the right way, while, at the same time, leading a tireless campaign to restore common sense to the investment world.
A collection of essays based on speeches delivered to professional groups and college students in recent years, Don't Count on It is organized around eight themes
Widely acclaimed for his role as the conscience of the mutual fund industry and a relentless advocate for individual investors, in Don't Count on It, Bogle continues to inspire, while pushing the mutual fund industry to measure up to their promise.
©2011 John C. Bogle (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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"Great book overall but a bit repetitive"
narrator was good. content was great just a bit repetitive but actually found that a bit good for the points to sink in.
"Repetitive explanation of why Vangaurd is better"
Some interesting stuff but everything could have been conveyed in about 20 minutes. Don't waste your money on this.
This book is a collection of articles and speeches by John Bogle, and they appear to be chosen for their likeness, as they are endlessly repetitive. I heard the entire background story on the Vanguard fund at least 5 times in the first twelve hours. This book should be radically shortened; had to call it quits after 12 hours, I just couldn't take it anymore.This is not so much poor writing but rather poor editing and poor article selection. Had the author chosen articles on disparate topics, this would have made a good book.
John Bogle is a luminary, and I want to read another of his books. I suspect the ones that were actually meant to be full books, as opposed to a collection or articles, will be good, but I need to forget about this experience first. So for now, my next read will be something not by John Bogle.
Gave saving the endless repetition of the book a decent shot, didn't manage it though.
The points the author tries to make are valid.
"I like John Bogle"
less dull, less dull, even less dull, say something please just say something real
quit plugging stuff
quit plugging prior books, and get to the POINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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