Posted by on Jan 19, 2019 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured |

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By Jason Zweig | Jan. 18, 2019 6:58 a.m. ET


Always aware of his congenital heart disease, never knowing which day would be his last, Jack Bogle drove himself—and his subordinates—hard.

“If there was a job to be done, then that is what I would think about, going through life with blinders on,” he told me in 2007. “You can look ahead, but you have no peripheral vision. That focus is an unbelievable asset when you’re confronted with a life-threatening disease, and it was also terrific for a kid who was determined to succeed in business.”

He added, “It’s amazing how easy life becomes when you realize that your job is not to deal with what might have been but with what is.”…

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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

Articles and other resources:

Bogle’s Other Financial Revolution

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

Jason Zweig Remembers Jack Bogle

What Drove Jack Bogle to Upend Investing