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3.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John C. Bogle Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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For a critical element of American society, including many of its wealthiest and most powerful, there seems to be no limit today on what enough entails.

The excesses are most starkly visible in the continuing crisis in banking and investment, and even in the two enormous government-sponsored (but publicly owned) mortgage lenders, to say nothing of the billion-dollar-plus annual paychecks that top hedge-fund managers draw down and the excessive compensation paid to CEOs, regardless of performance.

Throughout his legendary career, John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard mutual fund group and creator of the first index mutual fund, has helped investors build wealth the right way and led a tireless campaign to restore common sense to the investment world. Along the way, he's seen how destructive an obsession with financial success can be.

Now, with Enough, he puts this dilemma in perspective. Bogle offers his unparalleled insights on money, on the values we should emulate in our business and professional callings, and on what we should consider as the true treasures in our lives. By explaining what enough truly is, he demonstrates how close everyone can be to having it. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 2/19/2014

    " At last, a logical explanation of our current financial problem. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 2/17/2014

    " I had different expectations of this book; it's not my thing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Becca | 1/29/2014

    " seemed dry and self serving. the author basically never gets off his high horse about how he and his colleagues created the financial instruments of our torture yet he is outraged that others used them in ways be never intended in order to get richer quicker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 1/8/2014

    " Another book full of insight about the financial system in light of the crash of 2008, and also life wisdom. Invest in index funds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jvpritc | 12/29/2013

    " THis is straight from the horse's mouth on money. When is enough, enough? Dive in and feel like a financial insider. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg Linster | 12/25/2013

    " An excellent book about life and defining success in non-financial terms. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyce | 12/3/2013

    " This was great. Worth the read... and it was a quick read, I did it in one sitting. I also recommend his "Battle for the Soul of Capitalism." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Bartlett | 11/21/2013

    " Bogle: spot-on as always...inspirational and thought provoking "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tom Henderson | 10/25/2013

    " I read this because I liked the author's "Little Book of Common Sense Investing" but this book was too much about Bogle's life and general life-views for me to find it very interesting. I read the whole thing since it was short, but I wouldn't recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kam | 10/8/2013

    " Classic Bogle. Reads a lot like the other short book by him "The Little Book of Common Sense Investing". Its refreshing to hear someone like him speak their mind - he is so much more different from other "Finance" people. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mike | 9/26/2013

    " A little self-serving tome from a guy who revolutionized the mutual fund industry. While I greatly respect Bogle, you can skip this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 8/1/2013

    " Started off slow for me with "Money" but Business and Life were wonderfully done! This is what Business is SUPPOSE to be about, and I am happy someone of his background has spoke up! This book is a nice complement to Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reed | 2/15/2013

    " Good insight to why index funds will work best for most people unable to spend much time on the financial markets. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Hollister | 12/5/2012

    " Once again another story on the reality of having too much money. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Noyes | 10/22/2012

    " inspiring and enlightening. should be required reading for all MBA candidates. Great book for everyone, transcends business. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fox Charlie | 7/14/2012

    " Bogle opines on the 30 year decline of the values that made America great: hard work, temperance, and frugality. He is best when he sticks to that topic. He gets murky when he covers personal investment strategies (index funds) and corporate governance. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Łukasz Czyżykowski | 11/24/2011

    " Long index found advertisement. There are two or three nice bits of information. Other than that, it's a waste of time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Polino | 7/7/2011

    " I enjoyed John Bogle's take on investing vs. speculating. As a founder of Vanguard and the index fund he's seen it all. In Enough he doesn't waste words or mince them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 6/2/2011

    " The title and the premise of Bogle's "Enough" were more interesting than the content. A few good nuggets can be uncovered, but I was expecting more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 5/8/2011

    " I enjoyed John Bogle's take on investing vs. speculating. As a founder of Vanguard and the index fund he's seen it all. In Enough he doesn't waste words or mince them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/18/2010

    " Even though I only gave this 3 stars I do recommend it. The author gets preachy at times, pats himself on the back a little too much, but his message is important. Just the intro story about how he came up with the title for the book is worth at least picking up the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 9/10/2010

    " Bogle: spot-on as always...inspirational and thought provoking "

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About the Author
Author John C. BogleJohn C. Bogle is founder of The Vanguard Group, Inc. and president of the Bogle Financial Markets Research Center. He created Vanguard, one of the two largest mutual-fund organizations in the world, in 1974 and served as Chairman and CEO until 1996 and Senior Chairman until 2000. Designated by Fortune magazine as one of the investment industry’s four “Giants of the 20th Century,” in 2004 he was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton University, his alma mater, for distinguished achievement in the nation’s service. That same year Time magazine named Mr. Bogle one of the world’s 100 most powerful and influential people.
About the Narrator

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. He began narrating audiobooks in 1996, winning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and earning several “Best Voice” awards. He has also worked as a stage actor and as a promo announcer at WPIX-TV in New York City. His dream is to be an opera singer, a role for which he hones his bass-baritone operatic skills in the upstairs shower of his home.