JACK BOGLE'S NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY

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JACK BOGLE'S NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY

Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:24 pm

Hello Everyone:

Recently, at Diehards VII in San Diego, Jack told us about his new book, Enough, which is due out on November 10th. For those of us in attendance at DH VII, it was obvious that Jack is very passionate about this new book, which is an expansion of his Georgetown University commencement speech by the same name. It's Jack's attempt, in the words of Vonnegut, "to poison us all with a little humanity".

Bill Falloon from Wiley (Jack's publisher) was in attendance at DH VII, and he mentioned to us that he might be able to arrange for a donation of a few copies for the Bogleheads forum. He's come through on that promise, and, as a result, we're going to give away six donated copies of Jack's new book. Three will be awarded based on a random drawing and three will be given to the best mini-essay (no more than 100 words) on the theme, "Why I admire Jack Bogle." Here's the deal:

1. If you're interested in participating, simply post here with either your 100 word essay or a note saying "Enter me in the drawing." Only one entry per person (multiple entries will disqualify the member). Those posting an essay entry will also be included in the random drawing automatically.

2. Essay entries will be judged by Taylor, Mel and Alex - and possibly Jack. If we don't get enough worthy entries, we'll add any extra books to the random drawing.

2. We'll accept entries until 9 AM ET, Saturday Oct. 25th.

3. Winners will be notified by forum PM and will have to furnish us with their name and mailing address so Wiley can send the copies out.

That's it! Good luck to everyone!

Best regards,

Mel, Taylor and Alex

P.S. Bill Falloon from Wiley also asked us to announce that they may make a few more free advance review copies available to Bogleheads who have written multiple Amazon reviews. If this applies to you, and you're interested, contact Mel by forum PM with your name, address and Amazon.com reviewer name. I'll then forward all those reviewers names to Wiley for consideration. (This doesn't preclude you from entering one of the other contests.)
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Post by Raybo » Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:29 pm

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Post by tfb » Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:53 pm

I admire John Bogle because of his achievement and selflessness. Vanguard, the company Mr. Bogle founded, manages over $1 trillion assets for millions of investors. For such an achievement, Mr. Bogle is not on the richest persons list. Had John Bogle made himself the owner of Vanguard when he founded it, he would've earned billions. Instead, he gave the company to the Vanguard mutual fund investors on day one.
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Post by wab » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:00 pm

I like Bogle because he cuts to the chase:

1) Costs matter.
2) stock returns = earnings growth + dividend yield + speculative P/E growth.

That's really all you need to know about investing. :)

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Post by tonythered » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:02 pm

I admire Jack Bogle because he took something that is terrifying to the common man - investing - and gave us a straightforward, low-cost way to achieve great returns without sacrificing precious time from the things that matter.

In military slang, it's KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid! In Jack Bogle's slang, it's "Stay the course." His message doesn't waiver in good times or in bad.

I also respect that he hasn't stopped giving back to his community - he reminds us all of the great ideals we need to keep believing in through his work at the National Constitution Center.

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Post by Gregory » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:03 pm

Please enter my name in the drawing, but if I win, please give the book to Linda-room 42.
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Post by HueyLD » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:07 pm

I admire Jack Bogle because of his integrity and his unconventional wisdom. I remember when the conventional wisdom in the late 90’s was to invest in any company with a name ending in .com. Despite of the widespread irrational exuberance, Mr. Bogle reminded all of us repeatedly that the market will go up and down and we should invest based on our time horizon, risk tolerance, etc. He is truly an American Original and a great citizen of the world.

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Post by detifoss » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:41 pm

I admire Jack Bogle because his philosophy, intelligence, and integrity rescued many, including myself, from the clutching tentacles of the financial services industry. His contributions have revolutionized investing for the individual investor, and have led to the slow but steady demise of those financial charlatans who would have rather seen our future wealth end up in their pockets, as opposed to ours. In times like these, more than ever, I say thank you, Mr. Bogle. Your contributions to our future will not be forgotten. Stay the course. I promise that I will.


Thanks for running this contest!
I hope I win, but even if I don't thanks to Mr. Bogle, I already did.

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JACK BOGLE'S NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY

Post by jsnbrnd » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:47 pm

I admire Jack Bogle because he emphasized the idea of deciding on a course and sticking to it, and invented low-cost, low-turnover index funds to make it easier and cheaper to do.
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Post by stratton » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:49 pm

I already ordered one!

Don't enter me in the drawing even if I do like Jack Bogle's writing enough to order this sight unseen!

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Post by g koz » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:59 pm

I admire John Bogle because through his writings and speeches, he inspired me to begin investing intelligently in the financial markets. His books are very thoughtful, intelligent, wise and inspirational, and his concept of the index fund is a true gift for the long-term investor. Books like "Common Sense on Mutual Funds" and "John Bogle on Investing (The First 50 Years") are true classics that every mutual fund investor should read. Besides his keen knowledge of the financial markets, I admire John Bogle for his candidness, integrity, humanity, and his continuing struggle to help the average long-term investor.

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John Bogle. Friend and hero to the average investor.

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Post by PaPaw » Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:51 pm

I admire Jack Bogle because of his integrity, honesty and clearly apparent love of "cleaning up" the investment industry and putting his money where his mouth was. My wife and I saw Jack speak a few years ago and were greatly impressed by his straightforward common sense approach to investing and his outstanding ability to communicate his values to those of us who were not on his intellectual or investment knowledge level. Thanks to Jack I became a Boglehead several years ago and have managed to sleep better and hold on to much more of my money than may have otherwise happened. Hats off to Jack and his many followers!

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Any words that I would be able to tap out today on my keyboard would fall way, way short of how I feel about Jack Bogle. So, just enter me in the contest if you will.
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Post by bac573 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:52 pm

Jack Bogle's book "Common Sense on Mutual Funds" changed my investing life. I admire Mr. Bogle for his honest words, his willingness to stick up for the little guy, and for taking the risk of starting the Vanguard Company when many people said it would be a failure. Mr. Bogle and Vanguard could have taken the road so many other mutual fund companies have gone down, but instead Jack Bogle stayed true to his ideas and principles, and for that I am forever grateful.
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Why I Admire Jack Bogle

Post by Lee Saage » Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:56 pm

Shot, I'll buy the book but I could not resist an invitation to express my admiration for Jack.

Jack Bogle is one of that rare breed whose actions match his words, a truly integrated person. He is so articulate, persuasive and charming in manner that he has become irreplaceably effective as the spokesperson for a noble capitalism. And beyond mere thought, he acts. And does so heroically. His creation of Vanguard is gift to all who embrace his investment ideals. Yet with all that he has done and continues to do, Jack Bogle speaks and acts with humility. Jack has shown us all what real character looks like.

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Post by rapscallion » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:56 pm

I was a know-nothing investor when I saw the shiny, little, red book in the mall. I bought it, read it, and the light bulb went on. Investing really can be simple. Not only that, but because of Mr. Bogle, the best option for me is also the cheapest. What a deal.

When I hear people give advice, I immediately think of what they're trying to sell, or what is their agenda. The only agenda I can see with Mr. Bogle is that he really wants to help the individual investor. Thanks Mr. Bogle, you've helped me.

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Post by tom0153 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:05 pm

tfb wrote:I admire John Bogle because of his achievement and selflessness. Vanguard, the company Mr. Bogle founded, manages over $1 trillion assets for millions of investors. For such an achievement, Mr. Bogle is not on the richest persons list. Had John Bogle made himself the owner of Vanguard when he founded it, he would've earned billions. Instead, he gave the company to the Vanguard mutual fund investors on day one.
Please enter me in the random drawing.

I could not highlight any better than TFB a more significant and generous accomplishment if I tried, as a contribution to the humanity that should be found throughout a great deal more of the resources to be had in personal investing.

Thanks.

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