Vanguard founder John C. Bogle, author of the
best-selling John Bogle on Investing, has written a
new book, Character Counts: The Creation and Building of
The Vanguard Group, published in April by McGraw-Hill.
Character Counts chronicles Vanguard's growth from
a fledgling firm more than 25 years ago to an investment management
industry leader today.
The story unfolds through a collection of 42
eloquent and inspiring speeches delivered by Mr. Bogle to
the Vanguard crew over the past two decades. The speeches
are interspersed with new commentary that provides context
and illuminates the leadership principles and management practices
that are at the foundation of Vanguard's success.
In this remarkably timely oral history, Mr.
Bogle offers candid, entertaining, and insightful perspectives
on the creation and development of Vanguard. In particular,
his speeches reveal the building of an enterprise through
an emphasis on a shared vision and an unstinting adherence
to an unparalleled set of corporate values focused on stewardship,
honesty, and loyalty to clients.
Character Counts: The Creation and
Building of The Vanguard Group is an engaging and enlightening
book not only for investors and investment historians, but
also for business professionals and executives seeking to
adopt the "Vanguard way" for their institutions.
A Special Offer For Vanguard
Vanguard shareholders who would like to purchase Character
Counts: The Creation and Building of The Vanguard Group
are being offered a special discount from McGraw-Hill. The
book is available exclusively to shareholders at the price
of $14.95, plus $4.00 shippinga 40% discount from the
$24.95 list price. Please mention code PNJB204 to receive
the shareholder discount.
By using a major credit card, you can
order the book by phone or online,
directly from the publisher. To do so, call toll-free 1-800-262-4729,
Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Eastern time. (This
number is for orders only.)
Orders cannot be accepted by The Vanguard Group.