The Book ' Catch 22 ' By Kurt Vonnegut And Joseph Heller

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The book is about putting into perspective the society’s fascination of financial success. It talks about the true meaning of “enough” in relation to money, business and life in general. It relates to health economics in a way that it makes us understand that when we think that our economy can never have too much of something, it still can. It’s just a matter of how people perceive things and what values they possess. John Bogle started the book with a conversation from two popular authors, Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller. Both were at a party hosted by a billionaire hedge fund manager. Vonnegut told Heller that the billionaire host had made more money in one day than Heller has ever made from his novel Catch-22. Joseph replied “Yes, but I have something he will never have… enough.” The book consisted of 10 chapters of which 5 struck me most. Titles of my chosen chapters are as follows: 1 Too Much Cost, Not Enough Value. 5 Too Much Business Conduct, Not Enough Professional Conduct. 7 Too Much Management, Not Enough Leadership. 8 Too Much Focus on Things, Not Enough Focus On Commitment. 10 Too Much “Success”, Not Enough Character. Chapter 1 Too Much Cost, Not Enough Value debates about the real measure of investment. It provides explanation of why good investment doesn’t only consider the amount of money you put in it but more importantly considers the value it provides for you. Bogle argues that “We have moved to a world where far too many of us seemingly no longer
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