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The Man in the Arena

Vanguard Founder John C. Bogle and His Lifelong Battle to Serve Investors First
Narrated by: Basil Sands
Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
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The importance of the life's work of mutual fund pioneer and investing legend John C. Bogle

The Man in the Arena offers the essence of John C. Bogle's thinking and the meaning of his life's work, which transformed individual investing to benefit tens of millions of investors. Through Bogle's own words - as well as the voices of others whose hearts and minds he touched - the book touches on topics he cares about most deeply: Vanguard, indexing, corporate governance, and a fiduciary society. From Vanguard shareholders to true giants in finance, one cannot hear their words without being struck by their sheer intensity. Bogle's parade of admirers is passionate. It is led by, arguably, the two most acclaimed leaders of our day - in the world of investing and the public life of the world - Warren Buffett and President Bill Clinton.

The book is a first take at putting Bogle's life work into a broader context. It includes some of Bogle's classic essays and leads to an agenda of reform Bogle feels is essential to preserve our democratic republic. It features insight on the man from such commentators as Arthur Levitt, Burton Malkiel, Paul Volcker, and many more.

  • Features wisdom and commentary on the career and life of legendary investor John C. Bogle
  • Presents a summary of Bogle's prominent and successful career, as well as his investing strategies
  • Includes commentary from a Who's Who of top investors
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  • 21-01-19

Nothing about his personal life

I was disappointed that there was nothing about his personal life, his longstanding and difficult health issues and his family. Wikipedia is more informative than this book. I do not recommend this book.