John Bogle and his army of followers are one of the few people on Wall Street who can actually be referred to as "the good guys" in a world that's been forged almost entirely on ruthlessness and variations on legal theft. I should have known what I was getting myself into when I, as an active investment fund manager, began a book by the inventor of the low cost index fund. True Measures of Money, Business and Life, seems to promise a treatise on our society's failure to measure true value. Some of the financial statistics might be a bit dense for those unfamiliar with the business. Good “enough”. Bogle deals head-on with our over-complex, unnecessarily expensive, opportunistic and unaccountable financial services culture, and although the book is based upon his first-hand experience of the US, it is remarkably applicable to where we currently are in the UK. (Library Journal Best of 2008 Selection), “Why don’t people publish pamphlets any more. If investors understood "enough," they wouldn't have been so greedy in every bubble in history. He also feels current day America has much knowledge at our fingertips but yet has lost the collective wisdom and virtue of the last century. seeks, paraphrasing Kurt Vonnegut, "to poison our minds with a little humanity." Something went wrong. In the video, John was discussing his new book, which is called “Enough.” Mr. Vonnegut muses that their host makes more money in a day than Mr. Heller earned from his wildly successful novel Catch 22 . If you are wondering about the cause of the current market crisis, then you haven't been reading enough of Jack Bogle. Now, with Enough., he puts this dilemma in perspective. As the story goes, Mr. Heller responded, "Yes, but I have something he will never have … enough. No monthly commitment. What can, and should, go right? The founder and former CEO of The Vanguard Group shares his views on executive compensation, Wall Street and the financial system as a whole. So when I heard … There is nothing truly revolutionary said here, and yet it feels that way in parts because we have truly lost. At a party, Kurt Vonnegut tells Joseph Heller that their host (a hedge fund manager) had made more money in a day than Heller made from his book, Catch-22. For You? Bogle considers what "enough" actually means as it relates to money, business, and life. Then the Money section titles Too Much Cost, Not Enough Value; Too Much Speculation, Not Enough Investment; Too Much Complexity, Not Enough Simplicity. At this time of plunging portfolios, it is a relief to be told that ‘enough’ is within reach." I found Bogle’s version of “enough” to be aimed as much at the mutual fund industry as to individuals. Inspired in large measure by the hundreds of lectures Bogle has delivered to professional groups and college students in recent years, Enough. I expected the book to be for a general audience and to go into more depth about what constitutes enough. He's read widely and culled a lot of good ideas -- no-load index funds, fiscal responsibility, frugality, liberality -- and he's made them his own. guide to ". Read this book.” (David F. Swensen, Chief Investment Officer, Yale University), "We live in a time that values achievement over character. ‘Enough’ – with the period – is a worthy addition to the canon, a variation of his familiar sermon on thrift, simplicity, and the superiority of low-cost index funds.” (James Pressley, Bloomberg News), “Jack Bogle’s passionate cry of Enough. . I found myself writing down the names of books that have influenced Bogle and hope to read some of them soon. Narrated by Alan Sklar. Enough by “Uncle Jack”, John C. Bogle is the latest Bogle book that I have picked up. What do we mean by Enough? Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. I read it cover to cover in about 48 hours and I enjoyed his down to earth, honest explanation of what “enough” should mean in life. [Bogle] asks in mock horror in his new book his cry reflects a deeper personal dilemma, one that jags like a scar through this thoughtful meditation on the excess and greed that created the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I feel like I was a bit deceived by the description to ... By the end of the book this really left the flavour of "old man ranting about the financial system". was an immediate and profound question for me, a question crossing the minds of countless people during a recession that continues to sap the U.S. economy (particularly in the Midwest). contains a thought-provoking litany of life lessons regarding our individual roles in commerce and society. The author gets preachy at times, pats himself on the back a little too much, but his message is important. ", Mr. Bogle, who is the conscience of the wealth management industry, covers a broad range of topics in the book. Does this book contain inappropriate content? Enough starts with the very premise I came upon several years ago while studying business; there is a point where individuals (and companies) have enough, enough market share, enough savings, enough resources, enough house, enough comfort, etc. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Enough. Then the Money section titles Too Much Cost, Not Enough Value; Too Much Specul. Bogle observes that while the financial represents the worst of it, what we see today is not just a financial sector problem, but a societal problem. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Then Bogle presents an "Author's Note" written in April 2010 where he deals with the causes of the 2007 collapse what to do about it and sets the stage defining the ethical crisis. Enough is a call to simplicity and modesty on the one hand and an invitation to live a life of service to a grand vision on the other. Best Selling in Non-Fiction Books. And in the Life section Too Much Focus on Things, Not Enough Focus on Committment; Too Many Twenty-First-Century Values, Not Enough Eighteenth-Century Values; Too Much "Success" Not Enough Character. Find all the books, read about the author and more. “ (SmartBusiness), Vanguard Group founder Bogle expounds on the hidden costs of our current financial system (primarily driven by speculation and complexity) and suggests that a deeper understanding of what is truly “enough” will help foster more sustainable investing and better living. I was hoping for a more philosophical approach to the items in the subtitle. That would have made a good book. This book duplicates many of the main points in his earlier book, so beyond the more personal storytelling in this book, it didn’t add much to what I understand. In the Introduction he summarizes his life which he returns to in the Afterword. The Valley News Today Online. John tells the truth about the cost of investing! . The final section of the book, labeled "Life," calls for a return to 18th-century values. Similarly, our business world is focused too much on counting and salesmanship, and not enough on trust and stewardship; and our society at large is too obsessed with charisma and wealth, and not enough with character and wisdom. This is not the best financial advise book, but it's a great perspective from a good leader, I like Jack Bogle ... and so does Jack Bogle. (Michael Smerconish, The Philadelphia Enquirer), "Enough shines a light on Bogle's sense of despair over the state of the financial industry, and perhaps industry in general. He explains that “enough” should be an investment in customers in business and an equal balance of managers and leadership. About. How blessed I am to have lived in a generation of a man with such great character. And go from ... "What went wrong? . I love John Bogle. More people need this level of insight on the world around them. Instant Credibility Online: 25 tactics to win website visitors' trust. item 4 BOOK NEW Enough by John C. Bogle (2008) 4 - BOOK NEW Enough by John C. Bogle (2008) AU $43.69 +AU $8.95 postage. … I applaud his enthusiasm and don’t doubt his wisdom and sincerity. Similar to one of his earlier tomes' titles, this is a "Little Book of Common Sense..." guide to "... Money, Business and Life." seeks, paraphrasing Kurt Vonnegut, "to poison our minds with a little humanity." Life stuff was good, rest about money and business pretty weak. 'Enough' Will Leave You Wanting a Second Helping, John Bogle is an investment industry icon, extremely accomplished in life, a capable writer with wisdom and heart, and most importantly an author with a message that is strong, clear and right. I wish they could all be like Bogle. That other book—Common Sense on Mutual Funds—I began because it was recommended in the helpful (very short) book If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly. Short, mildly dense, preachy. When the two collide, character often takes a back seat and relationships of all kinds are shattered. Let’s remember that the 18th century was the age of reason . John C. Bogle is the founder of The Vanguard Group. Just not this book. Then Bogle presents an "Author's Note" written in April 2010 where he deals with the causes of the 2007 collapse what to do about it and sets the stage defining the ethical crisis. Bogle writes with clarity and passion, and his standards make him a role model for all of us. Mr. Vonnegut muses that their host makes more money in a day than Mr. Heller earned from his wildly successful novel Catch 22 . After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. … From CEOs who implode their companies and float away on golden parachutes, to financial companies who create instruments so complex they themselves have trouble understanding them, to mutual fund companies that market rosy returns while sugarcoating their fees, Bogle sees a lack of integrity and a willingness to play fast and loose with ethical rules in order to make a buck. In the Business section Too Much Counting, Not Enough Trust; Too Much Business Conduct, Not Enough Professional Conduct; Too Much Salesmanship, Not Enough Stewardship; Too Much Management, Not Enough Leadership. Welcome back. seeks, paraphrasing Kurt Vonnegut, "to poison our minds with a little humanity." Chapter 1: Too Much Cost, Not Enough Value. We live during a time where there seems to be no limit to what "enough" entails. That would have made a good book. Feast here and reflect.” ( Robert F. Bruner, Dean and Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business) “From one ‘battler’ to another: Thank you for putting in one little book the premise for an active, long life. enough." "I may have found the book thought provoking because I read it just after my other half was downsized out of a job, wrenching our family's finances. In this wise meditation, Bogle, the folk-hero creator of the first index mutual fund and founder of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group, deplores ‘our worship of wealth and the growing corruption of our professional ethics but ultimately the subversion of our character and values.’ Directly in his sights: CEOs and hedge-fund managers who draw ‘obscene’ compensation. Unsurprisingly, trust is also high on Bogle’s list of leadership and organizational attributes. Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast, and Google Assistant. In the following section, Business, he tell us that business today has "Too Much Salesmanship, Not Enough Stewardship", Finally, in Life, he suggests there is "Too Much Focus on Things, Not Enough Focus on Commitment". John Bogle's "Enough" is a fun read where the late Vanguard Mutual Funds Founder weaves in bits of autobiography with the wisdom he has learned through the years. The top 2 star reviews of this book on Goodreads are right, and funny. is must-reading for millions of U.S. investors disenchanted by today's culture of greed, accounting distortions, corporate malfeasance, and oversight failure. . This book duplicates many of the main points in his earlier book, so beyond the more personal storytelling in this book, it didn’t add much to what I understand. Great read. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. seeks, paraphrasing Kurt Vonnegut, "to poison our minds with a little humanity." The trite bromide 'If you can measure it, you can manage it' has been a hindrance in the building a great real-world organization, just as it has been a hindrance in evaluating the real-world economy. Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani, the former chief book critic of The New York Times, is the author of the newly... To see what your friends thought of this book, Enough. What I particularly liked was Bogle's no-nonsense ideas about sound investment practices, and his clear explanations about why (and how) the US financial world has gone amok... and what might be done about it. Not knowing what is "enough" also undermines our business and professional values, and often leads us astray when attempting to make important personal decisions about our investments and indeed about our own lives. (William H. Donaldson, Former Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission), “[an] engaging, highly readable new book on what went wrong in financial markets in recent years. I found Bogle’s version of “enough” to be aimed as much at the mutual fund industry as to individuals. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? Inspired in large measure by the hundreds of lectures Bogle has delivered to professional groups and college students in recent years, Enough. While I am totally on board with the concept of the index fund for a majority of investors with little financial education wanting to invest at a lower level of risk, to suggest that it is the only way is more than just wrong but incredibly self-serving. : True Measures of Money, Business, and Life” as Want to Read: Error rating book. I recently listened to the audiobook version of Bogle’s “Common Sense on Mutual Funds”, and read this book because the title led me to believe this would be more of an overview of the state of personal finances. I learned a great deal. Refresh and try again. See all. . John Bogle, the founder of Vanguard, follows in the footsteps of the great pamphleteers…‘Central to the effective functioning of capitalism,’ he writes, ‘was the fundamental principle of trusting and being trusted’—and that is disappearing. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. seeks, paraphrasing Kurt Vonnegut, "to poison our minds with a little humanity." Just not this book. . . “As I have earlier noted, the most important things in life and in business can’t be measured. Intriguingly enough, I blog on the subject of there not being enough of something in someone's eyes quite a bit more often than I thought [2], suggesting that like many people the author writes about, I have a hard time too with the sense of gentle contentment that the author is urging when it comes to financial matters and one's way of living a modest and decent life in general. Legendary investor, now 80, looks back with long-view wisdom on investing, living, and giving. — Tom Bradley, President and Founder, Steadyhand Investments. 10 Oct. 2009), "John Bogle starts his latest book, Enough , with a great story. As I watched, I came to realize the guy talking was John Bogle, the founder of the Vanguard Group, a place that has been leading the world in high-quality mutual funds since 1976 (and taking care of my own investments for about a third of that time!) His main theme in this new book is that several decades of strong economic performance and substantial growth of the financial sector have resulted in new values and processes, which have undermined traditional values such as character and trust. Chapter 4: Too Much Counting, Not Enough Trust. Free shipping for many products! "On Investing: Kaizen, or constantly improve." The best part about this book is the story that inspired the title. MONEY. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns (Little Books. A primer for those who will abjure complacency and just wanting more, who’d rather focus on the joy of trying to move some ball downfield.” (Ira Millstein, Senior Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP) “The balances one must create in investing, in running a business, and in life more generally are simply and clearly stated in Jack’s most recent book, Enough. It will challenge all decision makers to consider the sufficiency and direction of their lives and work. . Please try your request again later. Chapter 5: Too Much … Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. "—Peter L. Bernstein, author of Capital Ideas Evolving and Against the Gods, "In Enough., Jack Bogle, 'the conscience of Wall Street,' distills his half-century of observations on the capital markets, and on life in general, into a few hundred entertaining pages—required reading for those concerned about their own future, their family's future, and the nation's future. Discover what it really means to have "enough" and you'll quickly realize how close you are to having it. I expected the book to be for a general audience and to go into more depth about what. (Or, maybe more accurate, 150 billion bucks.)" Or maybe I connected with the book because I read it while my mother was recovering from major heart surgery. True Measures of Money, Business and Life, seems to promise a treatise on our society's failure to measure true value. Along the way, he's seen how destructive an obsession with financial success can be. . In the growing canon of "what went wrong" books, Bogle's offering holds a unique place. (Michael McKinney, LeadingBlog), "Bogle is a rarity - a true captain of industry who speaks about complex economic issues in a language comprehensible to the layperson." Heller says, "Yes, but I have something he will never have . But Bogles shortest book reads more like the meandering thoughts of a accomplished, earnest and wise old man than it does a clear and directed essay/5. Instead, I suppose not surprisingly, Mr. Bogle's intended audience seems to have been fellow financial marketeers. shows prescience in describing the housing bubble and other problems that sank the economy, in a book written mostly before Lehman Brothers failed in 2008, igniting a financial rout." (News & World Report), "’A Manifesto on success and excess. I assumed this book was about Minimalism of all things ( seeing it popped up as I was shopping on the topic) - but far from it as I discovered in the end - nevertheless I still finished the book even although the topics discussed were of no interest to me really ( mutual funds and financial market to name a few ). by Wiley, Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life. It always amazes me where people recognize the intangibles of life, i.e., ideals that work for people, are less practiced than self-preservation motives. enough." I feel like I was a bit deceived by the description to think that this book would be much more diverse than it actually was. Promotions are applied when you make a purchase. He calls for a return to "18th-century values" that somehow seem cutting edge. One of the real strengths of it is that the author shows his ideas about value, and service and purpose, within the context of society's intellectual development. My hat is off to you, Sir. I applaud his enthusiasm and don t doubt his wisdom and sincerity. This is no exception. A few amazing quotes but not much beyond that. BUSINESS. Inspired in large measure by the hundreds of lectures Bogle has delivered to professional groups and college students in recent years, Enough. is presented in a small volume, John Bogle's wisdom is writ large and profound. In our more bookish time, though, Bogle has fleshed his ideas out to an interesting, 266-page overview of his life and his views.” (Barron’s), “’What have I created?’ [Bogle] asks in mock horror in his new book…his cry reflects a deeper personal dilemma, one that jags like a scar through this thoughtful meditation on the excess and greed that created the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. I totally enjoyed this book. "—ARTHUR LEVITT, Former Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The name of John Bogle's most recent book, The best part about this book is the story that inspired the title. In 1976, he conceptualized, developed and introduced the world's first index fund for the individual investor. Page by page, Bogle thoughtfully considers what "enough" actually means as it relates to money, business, and life. But it's also a fabulous premise for a book. Because he certainly knows not only where, but why and how. (strategy+business), “I highly recommend the book "Enough" by Vanguard's founder, Jack Bogle, who eloquently outlines many of the frustrations investors have.” (USA Today), “This small book is another home run. How much do cheerfulness, the lilt of a human voice, and a touch of pride add to our lives? Indeed, he calls for a return to 18th century values, and uses such … I have ever read, an easy All-time Top 10. Bogle is full of simple sayings that you’ve heard before, but also he mixes in some interesting examples. He is the founder of Vanguard and his insights are absolutely essential--not just the idea that a passive mutual fund is better than individual stocks or a broker, but also his ideas about CEO compensation (it's crazy) and our own greed (we have enough). Find this book at your local library, at Alibris, or at Amazon. "Bogle could be the poster boy for Mintzberg’s effective manager and leader. The messages are particularly meaningful as we all reel from the moral, economic and financial meltdown that confronts us today. John Bogle's "Enough" is a fun read where the late Vanguard Mutual Funds Founder weaves in bits of autobiography with the wisdom he has learned through the years. (TIME Magazine), "I will simply say that it is one of the best business books ('life' books?) The great Jack Bogle has the answers. Bogle also considers what "enough" means for him personally, and offers his thoughts on how—in a world increasingly focused on status and score-keeping—you can find your way and take comfort in the knowledge that you can indeed have "enough.". readers will value the common sense packed in these pages.” (Jared Bernstein, Philadelphia Inquirer), "Bogle. October 1st 2008 "John Bogle starts his latest book, Enough, with a great story. For America? He's also one of the few people to whom it's absurd to say "you cannot change the world" because he has. These excesses extend far beyond the financial markets. Chalk that up as a significant accomplishment and then realize that he has built a fantastic company on some very principled organizational, moral, financial, and personal beliefs. should be must reading for business students and corporate board members.” (David L. Sokol, Chairman, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company), "Although Enough. Had the author been a more obviously religious sort of person or wishing to make an. This book was a result of his several hundred lectures and interviews over the years and a wealth of knowledge that started with Walter Morgan back in the early 1950s and continued right up until 2019. Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life. More than a remarkable book. Great book by a true leader, entrepeneur, and visionary. He explains that “enough” should be an investment in customers in business and an equal ba. According to Bogle, the leaders of the 18th century were able to "implant in society a reliance on reason, a passion for social reform, and the belief that moral authority is integral to the successful functioning of education and religion as well as to commerce and finance." Speech Transcript. seeks, paraphrasing Kurt Vonnegut, "to poison our minds with a little humanity." . It was a time when "what is enough?" And its timing is, well, read it yourself ..." (Tom Peters), “This is an impressive message from a distinguished businessman. Early on he exposes the excesses and wrong-thinking of the investment industry – high fees, too much turnover and complicated products. I am a Bogle fan, so I may be biased. He explains that “enough” money is what you need to retire on - whether it be the 25 times your living costs per annum, or 4% of withdrawal rate. "―William J. Bernstein, … If pamphlets were still the rage, 48 pages distilled from the contents of this book could be something as powerful to our age as anything written by Thomas Paine or Marx and Engels. . Anyway, I thought the audiobook was good enough that I got my own hard copy of the book. Written right after the 2008 financial crisis, Bogle details his dismay at the state of investment banks and how the character of many in the industry is questionable. Clever Girl Finance: Learn How Investing Works, Grow Your Money, You Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness and a Purposeful Life, The Wyckoff Methodology in Depth: How to trade financial markets logically. I thought it was pretty good. I should have known what I was getting myself into when I, as an active investment fund manager, began a book by the inventor of the low cost index fund. Among them: stewardship, integrity, leadership and character.”(Liz Pulliam Weston, MSN Money), “While Enough turns one man’s amazing story of financial and personal success into a guidebook to a more satisfying life, it offers more than a memoir about a life well lived. His antidote to these ills is low-cost indexing, which is to be expected from the founding father of indexing and the trillion-dollar mutual fund company, Vanguard, that made it mainstream." Bog. Enough of what? More than a remarkable book. Now, with Enough., he puts this dilemma in perspective. 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