It wasn’t exactly my finest moment. I ran into John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Mutual Funds, at the bookstore booth area of the FPA’s national retreat in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. While I knew he was going to address the group later that day, there was no mistaking him from the many books and public appearances of his I had seen over the years.
Spotting a stack of Scrooge books, in one smooth move, I grabbed a book and signed it for him. He opened the book, smiled, and graciously thanked me. It wasn’t until later that day when I was reading his bio that I realized I had misspelled his name when I had autographed the Scrooge book. How embarrassing!
At least I spelled his name right this time around.