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1996 2001 2006
1997 2002 2007
1998 2003 2008
1999 2004 2009
2000 2005


Speeches - 2009

"When a Man Comes to Himself" (May 28, 2009)

The Culture That Gave Rise To The Current Financial Crisis (May 13, 2009)

Aspiring to Build a Better Financial World (April 30, 2009)

The Fiduciary Principle: "No Man Can Serve Two Masters" (April 1, 2009)

If You Can Trust Yourself… (March 30, 2009)

Building a Fiduciary Society (March 13, 2009)

Fixing a Broken Financial System (February 12, 2009)

Speeches - 2008

A Community of Character (December 16, 2008)

Economics, Politics, and the Financial Markets (October 14, 2008)

The Coming Market Environment and Implications for Financial Innovation (June 2, 2008)

The New Global Economy (April 10, 2008)

Investment Strategy in Times of Market Turbulence (March 3, 2008)

A New Order of Things—Bringing Mutuality to the "Mutual" Fund (February 19, 2008)

Speeches - 2007

Why Do I Bother to Battle?
"Courageous Champions of Conscience and Controversy" (December 13, 2007)

When Does Innovation Go Too Far? (November 30, 2007)

The U.S. Financial Sector and the Relentless Rules of Humble Arithmetic (November 14, 2007)

High Standards of Commercial Honor . . . Just and Equitable Principles of Trade . . . Fair Dealing with Investors (October 15, 2007)

Black Monday and Black Swans (October 11, 2007)

"A Question So Important that It Should Be Hard to Think about Anything Else" (June 12, 2007)

Enough (May 18, 2007)

The Role of the Fiduciary in Risky Financial Markets (May 1, 2007)

Stewardship vs. Salesmanship—Bond Mutual Funds Gone Awry (April 17, 2007)

"Leaving the Things that You Touch Better than You Found Them" (April 10, 2007)

Reflections on Markets, Ethics, and Careers (March 23, 2007)

Vanishing Treasures—Business Values and Investment Values (March 15, 2007)

Designing a New Mutual Fund Industry (February 20, 2007)

Looking At Investing From A New Perspective, A Half Century Old (February 26, 2007)

Vanguard: Saga of Heros (February 27, 2007)

Speeches - 2006

The Joy of Writing—Books, Ideas, Advocacy, and Idealism (November 2006)

Reflections on the Importance of History— Milestones, Men, and a Moral Society (November 2006)

Ethical Principles and Ethical Principals (November 2006)

A Tale of Two Markets (October 2006)

What’s Happened to the Mutual Fund Industry? (October 2006)

What's Ahead for Stocks and Bonds—And How to Earn Your Fair Share (May 2006)

Investment Wisdom and Human Values (April 2006)

Mutual Funds: How a Profession with Elements of a Business Became a Business with Elements of a Profession (February 2006)

The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism (February 2006)

Capitalism, Entrepreneurship, and Investing— The 18th Century vs. the 21st Century (January 25, 2006)

Speeches - 2005

The Relentless Rules of Humble Arithmetic (November/December 2005)

The Chief Cornerstone (December 7, 2005)

The Uncanny Ability to Recognize the Obvious (October 15, 2005)

Yale University: A Conversation With John C. Bogle (Fall / Winter 2005)

The Arithmetic of Mutual Fund Investing is More Important Than Ever (May 24, 2005)

Citation for Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, Princeton University (May 2005)

The Ownership of Corporate America — Rights and Responsibilities (April 11 2005)

"Corporate Governance:  What's Next?" (March 2005)

"The Mutual Fund Industry 60 Years Later: For Better or Worse?" (January/February 2005)

In Investing, You Get What You Don't Pay For (February 2, 2005)

Speeches - 2004

"Resource Allocation and Strategic Planning at the Securities and Exchange Commission" (April 20, 2004)

As The Index Fund Moves from Heresy to Dogma...What More Do We Need To Know? (April 13, 2004)

"Tis Not to Late to Seek a Newer World" (March 10, 2004)

It's High Time We Return Capitalism to its Owners (February 26, 2004)

The Alpha and the Omega (January 21, 2004)

Reflections on Wellington Fund's 75th Birthday (January 2004)

Consider the "Stewardship Quotient" (January 05, 2004)

Speeches - 2003

A New Era for Corporate America, for Mutual Funds, and for Investors (November 11, 2003)

Cheapest Port In The Storm (November 11, 2003)
(Morgan Stanley article by Steve Galbraith)

Whether Markets are More Efficient or Less Efficient, Costs Matter (November 2003)

Vanguard Group Founder's Mutual Fund Message Finds Life amid Industry Woes (December 15, 2003)
(The Baltimore Sun article by Paul Adams)

Corporate Governance and Mutual Fund Governance—Reflections at a Time of Crisis (November 21, 2003)

Mutual Funds: Trading Practices and Abuses that Harm Investors (November 03, 2003)

How the Mutual Fund Scandals Will Serve Fund Owners (October 27, 2003)

What We Must Do To Restore Owners Capitalism (October 1, 2003)

Restoring Trust: Financial Services in the New Era (September 16, 2003)

The Last Word (July 2003)
(Morningstar® FundInvestor™ article by Don Phillips)

The Constitution: “For Ourselves and Our Posterity” July 4, 2003

Chasing the Rabbit (June 14, 2003)

Owners Capitalism vs. Managers Capitalism (June 11, 2003)

"One Equal Temper of Heroic Hearts" (June 7, 2003)

The Policy Portfolio in an Era of Subdued Returns (June 5, 2003)

Choosing the Right Path (June 1, 2003)

Entrepreneurship—What's It Really About? (May 19, 2003)

What I've Learned In A Half Century In Business—Twelve Rules For Building A Great Work Force (April 23, 2003)

Mutual Fund Industry Practices and their Effect on Individual Investors (March 12, 2003)

What Went Wrong in Corporate America? (February 24, 2003)

Business Leadership and Morality (January 14, 2003)

The Mutual Fund Industry in 2003: Back to the Future (January 14, 2003)

Speeches - 2002

Three Lucky Breaks—Three Exciting Careers (November 22, 2002)

The Investment Dilemma of the Philanthropic Investor (October 31, 2002)

After the Fall: What Lies Ahead for Capitalism and the Financial Markets? (October 22, 2002)

Don't Count On It! The Perils of Numeracy (October 18, 2002)

MEMORANDUM TO: Financial Intermediaries RE: How We Can Profit From the Experience of Corporate America (October 14, 2002)

The Telltale Chart (June 26, 2002)

Rebuilding Faith: Wealth Management in the New Era (June 12, 2002)

Honoring Adam Smith EconomicsPennsylvania (June 12, 2002)

An Index Fund Fundamentalist Goes Back to the Drawing Board (Spring 2002)

"A Lot Can Happen In 25 Years"—Mutual Funds and the Institutionalization of the Financial Markets (April 29, 2002)

"The End of Mutual Fund Dominance" (April 18, 2002)

A Nation Challenged...And Not Only From Abroad (April 18, 2002)

Leadership: Creating a Firm with Character (April 10, 2002)

Pressing On, Regardless (April 04, 2002)
(Morgan Stanley article by Steve Galbraith)

Entrepreneurship and Economic Progress (April 2, 2002)

Just When We Need It Most...Is Corporate Governance Letting Us Down? (February 14, 2002)

"Energy and Persistence Conquer All Things" Applying Benjamin Franklin's Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century (January 17, 2002)

Speeches - 2001

The Wisdom of Investment–The Folly of Speculation (December 5, 2001)

Three Odysseys—The Long Adventurous Journeys of the Stock Market, the Mutual Fund Industry, and Vanguard (November 15, 2001)

The Marriage of Information Technology and Investing: For Richer or Poorer? (October 22,2001)

Three Challenges of Investing (October 21, 2001)

What Will Survive of Us Is Love (October 2, 2001)

Celebrating John Bogle's 50th Anniversary (July 3, 2001)
(A series of articles assembled on Free registration required.)

Morningstar Managing Director on John Bogle's 50th Anniversary (July 3, 2001)

One in Mission (June 13, 2001)

Reinventing Mutual Funds (June 11, 2001)

At the 50-Year Mark—Looking Back, Looking Ahead (May 29, 2001)

When Commitment Leads, Providence Follows (May 13, 2001)

A Tale of Two Markets (April 16, 2001)

After the Fall: What's Next for the Stock Market and the Mutual Fund Industry (March 21, 2001)

The Stock Market Universe—Stars, Comets, and the Sun (February 15, 2001)

Mutual Fund Directors: The Dog that Didn't Bark (January 28, 2001)

Speeches - 2000

Wisdom, Insight, and the Qualities of a Model Institution (December 15, 2000)

What Can Active Managers Learn from Index Funds? (December 4, 2000)

Success In Investment Management: What Can We Learn From Indexing? (October 26, 2000)

The Vanguard Story: "Luck, Leadership, and Strategy" (October 19,2000)

Public Accounting: Profession or Business? (October 16, 2000)

What the Past Half-Century Can Tell Us About the Future (October 12, 2000)

The Greatest Hits of the Index King (October 8, 2000)
(The New York Times article)

"Tis The Gift To Be Simple" (September 18, 2000)

Introduction of the President of the United States (September 17, 2000)
(As Chairman of the National Constitution Center)

Bring on Bogle Wanted: a firebrand to fight for mutuality (August 5, 2000)
(Financial Times article)

Letter to the New York Times Sunday Business Editor (July 30, 2000)

Social Security: Presidential Policies and Prudent Practices (July 5, 2000)

Mutual Funds: The Industry That Lost Its Way (June 20, 2000)
(Wall Street Journal Op-Ed piece)

Bread and Circuses (June 15, 2000)

Business as a Calling (June 11, 2000)

Remarks on Vanguard's 25th Anniversary (May 20, 2000)

Mutual Funds at the Millenium: Fund Directors and Fund Myths (May 15, 2000)

A Businessman-Philosopher Considers the New Millennium (May 5, 2000)

Risk and Risk Control in an Era of Confidence (or is it Greed?) (April 6, 2000)

The Power of Words, Ideas, Ideals, and Books (March 9, 2000)

Technology: Follower or Leader? Bane or Blessing? (February 2, 2000)

Speeches - 1999

Human Beings: Essential Link in the Service-Profit Chain (December 7, 1999)

Giving the Bond Fund Investor a Fair Shake (November 10, 1999)

The Dream of a Perfect Plan (October 16, 1999)

The Economics of the Mutual Fund Industry: For Fund Investors ... for Fund Managers (October 5, 1999)

Vanguard Founder Chats at (August 23, 1999)

Adam Smith, the Invisible Hand, and the Mutual Fund Industry (June 17, 1999)

"Gentlemen … to Save Our Business From Ruin, We Must Reduce Expenses" (June 4, 1999)

Globalization of Mutual Funds: Perspective, Prospects, and Trust (May 3, 1999)

Investment Management: Business … or Profession and What Role Does the Law Play? (March 10, 1999)

Investing With Simplicity (January 30, 1999)

Speeches - 1998

Acres of Diamonds (November 17, 1998)

Creating Shareholder Value: BY Mutual Funds...or FOR Mutual Fund Shareholders (October 26, 1998)

The Four Dimensions of Investment Return (May 21, 1998)

The Search for the Holy Grail (March 29, 1998)

Bond Funds: Treadmill to Oblivion? (March 18, 1998)

Honoring Our $4 Trillion Trust: Mutual Funds in the 21st Century (February 24, 1998)

Bogle on Investment Performance and the Law of Gravity (January 28, 1998)

Speeches - 1997

Happiness or Misery? Investment Peformance in an Age of "Investment Relativism" (December 16,1997)

Nothing Fails Like Success: The Investment Implications of the Great Mutual Fund Boom (October 3, 1997)

Mutual Funds: Parallaxes and Taxes (November 12, 1997)

Reflections on the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (September 16, 1997)

Mutual Funds and Life Insurance: Contrasts and Parallels (September 4, 1997)

The Riddle of Performance Attribution (July 20, 1997)

The Investment Outlook and Strategies in Our Global World (July 17, 1997)

The Implications of Style Analysis on Mutual Fund Performance Evaluation (June 13, 1997)

On Leadership (May 17, 1997)

To What Avail? Computer Technology and Mutual Funds (April 3, 1997)

The First Index Mutual Fund (April 1997)

Speeches - 1996

"Be Not the First ... Nor Yet the Last" (May 8, 1996)

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