a formal meeting. In one case, it was an airplane day trip and train ride just to meet the man.
Many others never met him, but remember the moment his investment and life philosophies clicked, and suddenly thrust their minds into focus.
When Mr. Bogle, the Vanguard founder who popularized the low-cost index mutual fund and helped put billions more dollars in the pockets of millions of people, died on Wednesday at the age of 89, he inspired an outpouring of memories.
These are the stories of those who learned from Mr. Bogle, a man so many knew simply as Jack — no last name required.