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By Jason Zweig | Jan. 18, 2019 6:57 a.m. ET


Three anecdotes about Jack Bogle stick in my memory.

In 1995, I had received an offer to leave my job as a mutual-funds editor to become a columnist at a personal-finance magazine. Unable to decide whether to take the offer, I did something I’ve never done before or since: I called a source to ask for career advice. After I described the job offer, Mr. Bogle asked why I was hesitating to accept it. “I’m afraid they might take my integrity away from me,” I said. He paused for a moment, then growled, “If they can take your integrity away from you, it’s not integrity.”

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For further reading:


John C. Bogle, Stay the Course: The Story of Vanguard and the Index Revolution

John C. Bogle, Common Sense on Mutual Funds

Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

Jason Zweig, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary

Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain

Jason Zweig, The Little Book of Safe Money

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Bogle’s Other Financial Revolution

John C. Bogle, Founder of Vanguard Group, Dies at 89

What Drove Jack Bogle to Upend Investing