The Perfect Weekend

I just finished up an incredible weekend with Steve Shriver and Ray Sosko– two old friends from grade school. It was also Ray and Steve who, when we were just twenty, accompanied me to that momentous lecture by that hill billy Zen Master who radically upended my life. What made our reunion so special is […]

My Father’s Question

Interludes of openness and candor between my father and me were exceedingly rare. So rare in fact that I remember and treasure every one of them. Several years before he died at 86 he suddenly said. “Augie, what you’ve built your life around is too abstract. People need things that are down to earth and […]

Some Good News

I’ve just learned that The Boomer Business Owner podcast featuring yours truly just passed 1000 unique downloads. Many thanks to Charlie Poznek for the opportunity and of course I am thrilled that my message of selfless service seems to be resonating with so many business folks.

Turak on All Things Connected with Dr. Julie

August Turak joined Dr. Julie Krull on The Dr. Julie Show ~ All Things Connected to discuss Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks. Listen to the podcast here. This podcast airs on Transformation Talk Radio – “Transforming the World One Listener at a Time!” The Dr. Julie Show explores the interconnection of life – within our […]

August on The Boomer Business Owner with Charlie Poznek

August Turak was featured on The Boomer Business Owner podcast with Charlie Poznek! Check out the interview. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN “The trappist monks and people like Warren Buffet are successful not despite the fact that they have high principles and ethical standards, but because they do.”  How the foundations of capitalism can be traced back […]

Behind the Noise

Ever feel like the world is filled with a little too much madness and not enough meaning? Check out the demo for August Turak’s upcoming new Static Beach show, Behind the Noise. About Static Beach… The Static Beach story begins in Los Angeles in 2006, when founder Mark Sutherland was walking in his newly adopted […]

Business Secrets: Get it at today!

I am delighted and excited to let you know that Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks is now available in audio at Audible, an Amazon company, is the leader in spoken word entertainment. Now you can enjoy my audiobook on your smartphone, Kindle, mp3, tablet or desktop… Get it at today and tell all […]

Entrepreneurship, Meaning and Authenticity

Stephen Lahey of Small Business talent has a transformative conversation with August Turak in this podcast. [READ MORE] In this podcast, August shares his fascinating perspective on a number of topics, including: Your business as a vehicle for personal development The value of following your intuition in business and life What “The Hero’s Journey” means […]

From Russia with Love

Several years ago I met Masha in St. Petersburg, Russia while there for my friends Dina and Slava’s wedding. She was working the front desk of my hotel, and when I returned the following year we renewed our friendship. But soon she hesitantly told me that she needed a serious operation and despite working two […]

The Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Founding Partner of BrandingBusiness, Ray Baird sits down with August Turak, entrepreneur, business consultant and the author of Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity to share principles that have enabled the monks to excel at business for hundreds of years. Listen to the podcast. Topics covered in this […]

What Can You Learn About Business From Monks?

What if you spent much of your time with monks? You’d probably be calmer, make more money, and sparkle on the radio! August Turak lights the way with Maureen Anderson on her radio talk show,  Doing What Works… “your guide to a better life!” So turn off your phone, enjoy the conversation, and get in touch with […]

My Mom

In 1984 my mother died. It is now 2014. She has been dead for 30 years. I am now the same age she was when she passed away–61. My mother married at what was then the ripe old age of 28 and went on to have 10 pregnancies and 8 children in the ensuing 12 […]

Enjoying Business Secrets at Mepkin Abbey

Last summer the monks of Mepkin Abbey dedicated a new retreat center to my hero and the hero of my book: Fr. Francis Kline. The retreat center is an architectural and engineering marvel with its own common area and chapel. It is worth a trip to Mepkin just to see it. As a result I […]

CBEX Presents August Turak

CBEX Speaker Series Transforming Business A conversation with August Turak Charlotte Business Exchange is pleased to be hosting successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award winning author, August Turak for a conversation about values & business. The public event will be held on May 1st from 7 – 8:30am at the UNC Charlotte Center City campus. A […]