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 […]

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 […]

Purity of Purpose

It’s a long story that should be book: A book I’d write if I thought anyone would believe me, but I once met and befriended an American man who had spent 17 years fighting to the death in an Asian underground martial arts circuit. He happened to be staying at my house for his birthday […]

Business Secrets Wins Axiom Book Award

My editor at Columbia University Press just informed me that Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks is now an award-winning book. I was delighted to hear this and wanted to share the news with all of you and thank you once again for your help in making my book so successful. Hi August – I’m […]

Gone… But Not Forgotten

March 18th was my brother Jamie’s birthday. 12 years ago he, my brother Dan and my brother Tom were snowmobiling in the Rocky Mountains near Vale when they veered off the trail in whiteout conditions and -40 degree temperatures. One, two, three they all plunged over a 400 foot cliff. Though seriously injured Dan and […]

Turak Named Keynote Speaker for Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

August Turak has been named the keynote speaker at the OEN’s Angel Oregon Spring 2014 Showcase which is being held on April 16th, 2014. Whether you’re an early-stage entrepreneur hoping to gain visibility for your company, an investor looking for the Next Big Idea, or a business leader seeking new connections, OEN hopes you’ll join them […]