Daniel Solin presenting his book The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read at Google headquarters in 2007. A long video on index investing, but worth the watch. His message is straightforward. Asset allocation across three funds---Vanguard Total Stock Market, Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index, and Vanguard Total Bond Market--- will place you in the top 5% for long-term performance. Not exactly a strategy that will get anyone the cover of Money Magazine, but cheap and simple is good.