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Enough

True Measures of Money, Business, and Life
Narrated by: Alan Sklar
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
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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.

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 and led a tireless campaign to restore common sense to the investment world. Along the way, he's seen how destructive an obsession with financial success can be.

Now, with Enough, he puts this dilemma in perspective. Bogle offers his unparalleled 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.

©2008 John C. Bogle (P)2008 HighBridge Company

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Brilliantly thought provoking

Everyone should listen to this book and share it with 3 friends. It is that good.

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Putting principles back into business

A very needed, hopeful, and life giving presentation on healthy uses of finance and principle based business. Going business in a way that sees people as people with a focus around financial businesses but stretching across other industries as well, the content was sound and so important for a world seemingly too intent on pursuing wealth at any cost. The alternative view John presents, the original view essentially, of returning to traditional values that puts the person first in any business activity was great to read. John's ability then to tie it in with one's personal life choices set a great model for the choice we have to live a fulfilling life, a joyful life, a giving life, where we have enough.

The only improvement I would offer was that a lot of the financial information at the start, the statistics and data around financial systems seemed like it could have been shortened whilst still communicating the point.

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The importance of values

Fantastic insight into the man who created ETFs the self described battler who has enough and wants to give back to the community. Highly recommended read.

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Looking for Low Cost Mutual Funds

Interesting book with some strong messages in terms of what is important in life. Enough is a word not often used anymore. Time to bring it back.

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Priceless wisdom

Great read/listening second book of Bogles I've listened to and I now understand why he is recommended by Warren Buffett.

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Light read.

Great book to spend a day listening to. It’s not so heavy in information that you get lost, but has just enough insight to be hooked.
Great book.

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  • 30-03-2020

Not what I was expecting

Was hoping for a book on finance. As much as it is, it was quite preachy (religious) and how to lead a good life (through the eyes of Bogle).

Some interesting points, but take it all with a grain of salt.

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  • KansaKilla
  • 22-07-2015

Repetitious

Repetitive. I like bogle and what he stands for. Listening to this book is like listening to a repetitive sermon. You keep saying the same thing over and over and over again. Low-cost mutual funds are the way to go. The financial sector does not have your best interest at heart. Be satisfied with enough. Find meaning in things other than wealth accumulation. Could have summed up the entire book in one chapter.

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  • Kostas
  • 15-05-2015

Great book

Excellent book. Strongly suggest it. Narrator was not great though unfortunately. The narrator for the little book of investing was much better.

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  • Marcus Urani
  • 03-02-2019

Inspirational

A great reminder of where we came from and where we should try to go.

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  • Anonymous Shopper
  • 22-04-2016

John Bogle's Bio and Frustrations

I listened to the entire book. Sounded like a sale's pitch for Vanguard and a biography of all of John Bogle's accomplishments. I seriously think his intention was to leave a sort of memoir. The biggest take away, just like all of his books: Buy Vanguard's index funds because all others are taking too much from you through unnecessary higher fees, even though their funds rarely beat the market.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-07-2020

Very Inspiring

Tons of wisdom in this book— not just about investing, but for life. I found the finale to be especially inspiring. Bogle was a true battler.

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  • B in 505 Country
  • 01-03-2020

God bless Jack Bogle

This was a very informative book. Will be reading all his books. Looking forward to reading more books that are out there to help us achieve financial freedom.

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  • Manuel Ruiz
  • 11-04-2019

Makes you think what meaning is all about

Great recount of a very succesful and influential man that makes you rethink all the current belief of what is success and where we as a society have lost the purpose.

Great book !!

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  • Mike L.
  • 06-04-2018

Outstanding!

I was pleasantly surprised how much I ended up liking this book. Not a finance guy by trade but this book is about much more than the financial system. Give it a try, you will be glad you did.

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  • Lucio La Rovere
  • 28-12-2016

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great!
amazing book.
lots of advice to follow, lessons learnt.
examples, I will read more about index funds definitely

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  • John Sharpe
  • 22-07-2019

Not too bad at all

A grand little book from a titan of the funds industry. Well worth a listen.