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Listen to this excerpt from John C. Bogle's audiobook The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, a power-packed explanation of why outperforming the market is an investor illusion. Instead, the founder of The Vanguard Group—the man who's been called "the conscience of the investment industry"(Time magazine)—recommends a simple, time-tested investment strategy that can deliver the greatest return to the greatest number of investors: indexing.
John 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.
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