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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Our day with John Bogle (founder of former CEO of Vanguard)!

Today was a dream come true for me and the students at WPU's Cotsakos College of Business! We had the chance to meet with, interview, and have lunch with John Bogle. He is known as 1 of 5 most famous investors in the world (up there with Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Benjamin Graham, etc.) He was named by Time Magazine as 1 of the 100 most influential people in the world (up there with the Pope, the Dalai Lama, and Oprah).

He is the founder & former CEO of Vanguard, which is the largest mutual fund company in the world. He is the father of indexed mutual funds, and we were thrilled that in his 9th decade of life -- he would travel up from Philly to speak to the students in our business school here at WPU.

I admire his character, determination, and relentless focus on cutting costs so that his clients could have more gains. He spoke about character, values, stewardship, and even gave some insight into how he was able to achieve 50 years of marriage with his wife Eve. This was a once in a lifetime event for our students to meet with him and have lunch with him. To see the press release we put out for the event, click here.

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