John Bogle

John Bogle is the founder and former Chairman of Vanguard Inc., an author, and investor advocate.

We provide access to John Bogle’s published books, his postings on the Bogleheads forum, along with in memoriam posts upon his death.

We also provide access to John Bogle’s articles and speeches. In addition we provide a sampling of John Bogle’s public video appearances, as well as a number of podcasts of John Bogle’s speeches.

John Bogle was a prolific author of books, beginning with his 1993 publication of Bogle on Mutual Funds: New Perspectives for the Intelligent Investor, followed by his classic 1999 Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor.

Later books, such as The Battle For the Soul of Capitalism and Stay the Course examined the mutual fund industry, corporate ethics and the history of Vanguard, Inc.


Bogle on Mutual Funds, McGraw-Hill, 1993

Common Sense on Mutual Funds, John Wiley& Sons, 1999

John Bogle on Investing: The First 50 Years, McGraw-Hill, 2000

Character Counts, McGraw-Hill, 2002

The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism, Yale University Press, 2005

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, John Wiley & Sons 2007

Enough, John Wiley & Sons, 2008

Common Sense on Mutual Funds (updated), John Wiley & Sons, 2009

Don’t Count on it, John Wiley & Sons, 2010

The Clash of the Cultures, John Wiley & Sons, 2012

Stay the Course, John Wiley & Sons, 2018

John Bogle died on January 16, 2019. The following topics on the Bogleheads® Forum reflect both member and public sentiment regarding Mr. Bogle and his legacy. See our wiki page, John Bogle, for a biography.

John Bogle has died at age 89Jan. 16, 2019
The Worth Of A Man: A Tribute To John C. BogleJan. 16, 2019
Jack Bogle’s Obituary From The FamilyJan. 17, 2019
Tributes to Jack BogleJan. 17, 2019
John C. Bogle (1929 -2019)

As a convenience to readers we provide access to John Bogle’s articles and speeches.

The spreadsheet below provides links to downloads of John Bogle’s speeches. The Bogle Financial Markets Research Center, which housed the speeches, is no longer available on the Vanguard site. However, the links to most of the speeches are provided by the Bogle eBlog.

We follow the same organizational format by date that the Bogle blog employs; that is by descending from the most recent speech. The spreadsheet dimensions are larger than page width. Readers can scroll right to see the venue of the speech.

  • The second tab on the sheet provides some additional speech links.
  • Podcasts of speeches (requiring Windows Media Player) are linked in the third tab.
  • The fourth tab contains links to John Bogle scholarly articles, downloadable from SSRN, and the Bogle eBlog.
  • John Bogle op-eds (links at Bogle eBlog) are listed in the fifth tab.

Google spreadsheet

Original sources

The Bogle eBlog: Speeches, Podcasts , and Op-eds
John Bogle author page (SSRN)
The Bogle eBlog: Academic Articles

We provide a selection of substantive John Bogle video interviews as a supplement to his career as author and investor advocate.

The Consuelo Mack interview was originally aired on November 15, 2012. The address at the National Press Club took place on March 21, 2001.

Investment Lessons of a Lifetime: January 18, 2019. Time duration: 46:31. John Bogle interviewed by Consuelo Mack.
Simple Investing with John Bogle: January 17, 2019. Time duration: 51:13. John Bogle interviewed by Motley Fool.

In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio: May 8, 2018. Time duration 1:01:39. John Bogle interviewed by Andrew Lo.
A Conversation with John Bogle: November 28, 2017. Time duration: 58:46. John Bogle interviewed by Rana Foroohar.

John Bogle Founder: June 18, 2016. Time duration: 1:09:43. John Bogle interviewed by Rebecca Katz.
Jack Bogle on Investing: April 21, 2015. Time duration: 1:08:02. John Bogle interviewed by the Aspen Institute.

Saga of Heros: June 24, 2012. Time duration: 1:06:54. John Bogle speech: Saga of Heroes.
At the National Press Club: July 8, 2011. Time duration: 57:35. John Bogle at the National Press Club.

The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism: July 1, 2009. Time duration: 55:18. Interview at Massachusetts School of Law.
Mutual Fund Scandals: February 13, 2004. Time duration: 27:51. John Bogle, Jason Zweig & Sarah Bartlett.

John Bogle Inteview: July 24, 2017. Time duration: 49:50. John Bogle interviewed by David Miller
An Evening with John Bogle: January 18, 2019. Time duration: 55:04. John Bogle interviewed by Pam Krueger

A number of John Bogle’s speeches at various venues were captured by the use of podcasts. The table below provides access to these podcasts (the downloads require Windows Media Player).

Google spreadsheet link: John Bogle Podcasts