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Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life – John C. Bogle
Non-fiction / 27th June 2023

Introduction Enough contains John C. Bogle’s life story and his advice. The author wrote down his opinions on money, on what we should be proud of and ashamed of in our business and professional callings, and on what are the false and true treasures in our lives. This book was recommended in Richer, Wiser, Happier. The is my fifth book from its recommended book list. I am just continuing my mission of finishing my unread recommended books from Richer, Wiser, Happier. Author For more information about John C. Bogle, you may refer here. Contents Enough has an introduction, 10 chapters, a wrapping up (What’s Enough?), and an afterword. The chapters are divided into 3 parts: Money (3 chapters), Business (4 chapters) and Life (3 chapters). The chapters are 1. Too Much Cost, Not Enough Value 2. Too Much Speculation, Not Enough Investment 3. Too Much Complexity, Not Enough Simplicity 4. Too Much Counting, Not Enough Trust 5. Too Much Business Conduct, Not Enough Professional Conduct 6. Too Much Salesmanship, Not Enough Stewardship 7. Too Much Management, Not Enough Leadership 8. Too Much Focus on Things, Not Enough Focus on Commitment 9. Too Many Twenty-First-Century Values, Not Enough Eighteenth-Century Values 10. Too…

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns – John C. Bogle
Non-fiction / 30th August 2019

Introduction The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is about mutual funds, specifically index funds. Essentially, the author is making a case for index fund. Author John C. Bogle is the founder of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group. He created the world’s first index fund, First Index Investment Trust (precursor to the Vanguard 500 Index Fund) and the rest is history. He passed away on 19 January 2019. Content The Little Book of Common Sense Investing has 20 chapters in total, with an introduction to this 10th anniversary edition at the front. As this is a Little Book, all the chapters are short and succinct. At the end of each chapter, there is a “Don’t Take My Word for It” section where the author quotes some luminaries in the investment field who support his ideas. The 20 chapters are 1) A Parable, 2) Two Rational Exuberance, 3) Cast Your Lot with Business, 4) How Most Investors Turn a Winner’s Game into a Loser’s Game, 5) Focus on the Lowest-Cost Funds, 6) Dividends Are the Investor’s (Best?) Friend, 7) The Grand Illusion, 8) Taxes Are Costs, Too, 9) When the Good Times No Longer Roll, 10) Selecting Long-Term Winners, 11) “Reversion…