Don't Count on It! by John C. Bogle & Alan S. Blinder
Reflections on Investment Illusions, Capitalism, "Mutual" Funds, Indexing, Entrepreneurship, Idealism, and Heroes

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"This collection of Jack Bogle's writings couldn't be moretimely. The clarity of his thinking—and his insistence on therelevance of ethical standards—are totally relevant as westrive to rebuild a broken financial system. For too many years,his strong voice has been lost amid the cacophony of competingself-interests, misdirected complexity, and unbounded greed. Read,learn, and support Jack's mission to reform the industry that hasbeen his life's work."
—PAUL VOLCKER, Chairman of the President's EconomicRecovery Advisory Board and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve(1979–1987)

"Jack Bogle has given investors throughout the world more wisdomand plain financial 'horse sense' than any person in the history ofmarkets. This compendium of his best writings, particularly hispost-crisis guidance, is absolutely essential reading for investorsand those who care about the future of our society."
—ARTHUR LEVITT, former Chairman, U.S. Securities andExchange Commission

"Jack Bogle is one of the most lucid men in finance."
—NASSIM N.TALEB, PhD, author of The Black Swan

"Jack Bogle is one of the financial wise men whose experiencespans the post–World War II years. This book, encompassinghis insights on financial behavior, pitfalls, and remedies, with aspecial focus on mutual funds, is an essential read. We can onlybenefit from his observations."
—HENRY KAUFMAN, President, Henry Kaufman &Company, Inc.

"It was not an easy sell. The joke at first was that onlyfinance professors invested in Vanguard's original index fund. Butwhat a triumph it has been. And what a focused and passionate driveit took: it is a zero-sum game and only costs are certain. Thankyou, Jack."
—JEREMY GRANTHAM, Cofounder and Chairman, GMO

"On finance, Jack Bogle thinks unconventionally. So, this soundrebel turns out to be right most of the time. Meanwhile, many of ussometimes engage in self-deception. So, this book will set usstraight. And in the last few pages, Jack writes, and I agree, thatPeter Bernstein was a giant. So is Jack Bogle."
—JEAN-MARIE EVEILLARD, Senior Adviser, First EagleInvestment Management

Insights into investing and leadership from the founder ofThe Vanguard Group

Throughout his legendary career, John Bogle-founder of theVanguard mutual fund group and creator of the first index mutualfund-has helped investors build wealth the right way, while, at thesame time, leading a tireless campaign to restore common sense tothe investment world.

A collection of essays based on speeches delivered toprofessional groups and college students in recent years, inDon't Count on It is organized around eight themes

Illusion versus reality in investingIndexing to market returnsFailures of capitalismThe flawed structure of the mutual fund industryThe spirit of entrepreneurshipWhat is enough in business, and in lifeAdvice to America's future leadersThe unforgettable characters who have shaped his career

Widely acclaimed for his role as the conscience of the mutualfund industry and a relentless advocate for individual investors,in Don't Count on It, Bogle continues to inspire, whilepushing the mutual fund industry to measure up to theirpromise.


About John C. Bogle & Alan S. Blinder

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JOHN C. BOGLE is founder of the Vanguard Group, Inc., and President of its 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. In 1999, Fortune magazine named Mr. Bogle as one of the four "Investment Giants" of the twentieth century; in 2004, Time named him one of the world's 100 most powerful and influential people, and Institutional Investor presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Published October 26, 2010 by Wiley. 644 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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