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A journey through the Index Revolution from the man who started it all

Stay the Course is the story the Vanguard Group as told by its founder, legendary investor John C. Bogle. This engrossing book traces the history of Vanguard - the largest mutual fund organization on Earth. Offering the world's first index mutual fund in 1976, John Bogle led Vanguard from a $1.4 billion firm with a staff of 28 to a global company of 16,000 employees and with more than $5 trillion in assets under management. An engaging blend of company history, investment perspective, and personal memoir, this book provides a fascinating look into the mind of an extraordinary man and the company he created. 

John Bogle continues to be an inspiring and trusted figure to millions of individual investors the world over. His creative innovation, personal integrity, and stubborn determination infuse every aspect of the company he founded. 

This accessible and engaging book will help you:

  • Explore the history of some of Vanguard's most important mutual funds, including First Index Investment Trust, Wellington Fund, and Windsor Fund
  • Understand how the Vanguard Group gave rise to the Index Revolution and transformed the lives of millions of individual investors 
  • Gain insight on John Bogle's views on values such as perseverance, caring, commitment, integrity, and fairness 
  • Investigate a wide range of investing topics through the lens of one of the most prominent figures in the history of modern finance 

The Vanguard Group and John Bogle are inextricably linked - it would be impossible to tell one story without the other. Stay the Course: The Story of Vanguard and the Index Revolution weaves these stories together, taking you on a journey through the history of one revolutionary company and one remarkable man. Investors, wealth managers, financial advisors, business leaders, and those who enjoy a good story, will find this book as informative and unique as its author.

©2018 John C. Bogle (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Surprisingly well-written, but bad narrator

When I saw that Jack Bogle had written a book on story of founding Vanguard Group and his career I thought 'great, another wise ass who thinks he can write.' I'll say, though, that he's a surprisingly good writer. His language is simple where it needs to be and intimate where it's allowed. It feels easy to relate to. The narrator doesn't interpret this very well at all, however.
As far as the actual content goes, this book is very informative. Jack Bogle deserves generous respect as a leader and investment manager and there is so much to be learned from him.

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excellent!

This was absolutely totally excellent! A must read for anyone looking for guidance in the stock market.

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Awful

Got over 100 books in my collection and this must go down as one of the worst. Badly read

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