Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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What People Are Saying

David F. Swensen
"Jack Bogle's passionate cry of Enough! contains a thought-provoking litany of life lessons regarding our individual roles in commerce and society. Employing a seamless mix of personal anecdotes, hard evidence and all-too-often-underrated subjective admonitions, Bogle challenges each of us to aspire to become better member of our families, our professions and our communities. Rarely do so few pages provoke so much thought. Read this book."--(David F. Swensen, Chief Investment Officer, Yale University)

"I will simply say that it is one of the best business books ('life' books?) I have ever read, an easy All-time Top 10. And its timing is, well, read it yourself ..."

Tom Peters

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598878547
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company
  • Publication date: 12/3/2008
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged; 6.25 hours on 5 CDs
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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.

ALAN SKLAR has narrated over 75 audiobooks and earned numerous awards for his work. He has also provided the voice for thousands of corporate and medical videos, as well as many radio and TV commercials. He lives with his wife in New York.

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  • Posted November 2, 2008

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    When is it enough?

    Enough is an unusual book and a suitable wake-up call for Americans. It's unusual because it's written by John Bogle, a man who has spent his career helping people build wealth through investments. You might think his message is, "it's never enough," but it's far from it.<BR/><BR/>Bogle's effort is dedicated to responsible investing and avoiding a life spent running blind with dollar signs in your eyes. Bogle takes care in describing what "enough" is, and how we can follow his insight to use this understanding to live more fulfilling professional and personal lives (and be more responsible investors).<BR/><BR/>Another book I recommend because I've enjoyed it immensely and benefitted greatly from it as I adjust to our freefalling economy is The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book

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  • Posted February 19, 2009

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    An inspiring reflection on money and more

    This inspiring work by John C. Bogle, one of the great financial innovators in American history, sounds like an echo of the distant past. Indeed, he calls for a return to 18th century values, and uses such words as ¿virtue¿ and ¿character¿ to describe his vision of how the financial system should be constituted. Many of the themes Bogle strikes will be familiar to readers acquainted with his other works. However, with the American financial system in crisis, his critique gains a new resonance. Indeed, readers may detect a striking parallel between author Bogle¿s call for professional responsibility in the financial services industry and President Barack Obama¿s call for greater responsibility within society at large. Let getAbstract be the first to confirm that this book is clearly a product of its times.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

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    Mostly about finance services industry

    I was a bit disappointed by this book because I was expecting it to address a broader range of topics. Instead, the author pretty much focuses on the greed within the financial services industry. Even at times when he moves on to other topics, he always seems to come back to financial services.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2009

    Best to read before you invest

    Insightful and worthwhile for anyone with a 401K or other financial investments.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    The title is all you have to read.

    A self-serving tome on John Bogle's opinion of himself. I was hoping for true insight and inspiration. Nope.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    What's wrong with the financial industry?

    Excellent exposition of the issues that affect the financial industry today , as well as society in general. Too much "I" and not enough empathy or sense of fairness for the "other person". Bogle, by sharing his life experiences, helps the reader understand his qualifications to write this book. Each chapter is well written and adds to the understanding of each thematic point. Bogle's recommended actions are well thought out. One can hope that the actions will take place. This is a highly readable and inspirational book.

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