Honesty, integrity and empathy are key virtues to nurture when it comes to building a company that people can trust. On July 10th, 2013 Turak joined host JJ Ramberg on MSNBC’s Your Business – Business War Chest,to talk about his new book and the timeless principles he learned while living and working with the Trappist Monks of Mepkin Abbey.
Most of us interpret symptoms, instead of diseases. In today’s recession, everybody is running around trying to find economic solutions to a problem that isn’t economic, it’s […]
When Adam Smith argued that human beings are essentially selfish he was not wrong but only half right. Sure, every baby starts out screaming “Mine, Mine, MINE!,” but while some of us will remain more selfish than others, we all move toward selflessness as we mature. In fact immaturity in adults is usually defined as […]
Jack Welch, GE’s former CEO and leadership maven made headlines by castigating Hewlett Packard’s board for gross negligence in the wake of the scandal that cost CEO, Mark Hurd, his job. However it was not the scandal per se that drew his ire, but that HP had done such a poor job in succession planning and overall leadership development.
Don’t miss August Turak’s interview with NPR’s Mike Collins this Friday, 8/27 at 9:00 AM. Listen live in Charlotte on 90.7FM or listen online.
Although it may be difficult to agree given the current economic circumstances, capitalism is not essentially immoral. In Adam Smith’s, The Wealth of Nations, he explains peoples’ economic motivation the following way: “By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, he intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in […]
Mission is something that should be bubbling up, it’s something that is worked on by everyone from the mail room to the board room, it’s not something you instill. It has to be […]
People aren’t more or less ethical then they ever have been, they just don’t understand that what they really want is […]