Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks

 

Reviews & Endorsements

Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks is an eye-opening read. August Turak delivers a timely, insightful message about the power of purpose and the surprising ways that service can fuel success. The engaging narrative—which is grounded in Turak’s rich, diverse experiences as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, and monastic guest—paints a picture of a path to profits that is both pioneering and provocative.” — Adam Grant, Author of the New York Times best seller Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success

“I truly believe Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks will not only improve your business but your life. Read it. Apply what you learn and then, in keeping with the very spirit of the book, pass it on to someone else. “ – Michael Keaton, Actor

“This book is both quietly provocative and groundbreaking. With great simplicity Turak unlocks these monastic “secrets,” secrets that go to the core of succeeding in an economic era where authenticity and passion have become key. Who knew the monks had so many things right?” — Tom Freston, Former CEO of Viacom and MTV Networks

The Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks is sure to be a business classic–it is a compelling and important tutorial on how to build authentically sustainable companies. Turak’s stories and examples are magical, yet the philosophical ideas they’re founded on resonate with truth. It is a must read for the thoughtful executive.” — Mark Booth, Former Chairman & CEO, NetJets Europe

“This is an inspirational book that presents a different view of business leadership and success that is important for serious and aspiring business leaders to take into consideration. August Turak also has a narrative voice that is both genuine and authoritative, and he has thoughtfully organized ‘take-aways’ throughout the book into lists that will be extremely useful for readers.” — Lindsay Thompson, John Hopkins University- Carey Business School

“This is an eloquent, powerful book that accentuates the power of trust and the surprising gift that selfless leadership can bring to institutions. Turak expertly shows how Trappist ways and wisdom connect character to the art of leadership, and how this unique approach can be helpful in our current thinking about leadership, business, and the meaning of our own lives. New insights and ancient truth blend in this remarkable book by a remarkable teacher.” — Will Willimon, Duke Divinity School, former Dean of the Chapel at Duke University and author of “Sinning Like a Christian: A New Look at the 7 Deadly Sins”

 

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September 19, 2013
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August 4, 2013
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July 19, 2013
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July 17, 2013
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July 12, 201
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June 20, 2013
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June 13, 2013
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June 4, 2013
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June 1, 2013
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