August Turak Press Coverage

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From The Wall Street Journal to The New York Times, the media has chronicled Turak’s extraordinary accomplishments in business and writing. These excerpts reveal that all Turak’s personal and business success stems from the core principle of service and selflessness.

November 21, 2014
10 Trust Secrets You Need to Practice in Business
-Marty Zwilling, The Huffington Post
September 21, 2014
August Turak, Award Winning Author and Forbes Contributor on Trust
-Lilach Felner, I Trust U
July 9, 2014
Why It’s In Your Own Interest to Forget Your Self-Interest
-Joseph Michelli, The Michelli Experience
May 22, 2014
8 Ways to Have a Successful Partnership
-August Turak, Recharge365 Small Business
May 20, 2014
Branding Business Spotlights the Importance of Meaning and Authenticity on “Expert Opinion”
-Press Release, BrandingBusiness
May 15, 2014
Are You Afraid to Be Still?
-Maureen Anderson, The Huffington Post
May 5, 2014
37 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their FIRST Ever Sell
-Dave Schneider, $elfmade Businessman
May 5, 2014
Book Review: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks Can Help Us Be Authentic
-Christoph Trappe, The Authentic Storytelling Project
April 15, 2014
Transforming Business Book Review
-William McKee, Knowmad.com
April 11, 2014
Q&A – Angel Oregon Keynote Speaker August Turak Shares What He Learned Living With Monks in South Carolina
Malia Spencer, Portland Business Journal
April 9, 2014
Lessons from ‘Mad Men’:Sales Tips from Don Draper
August Turak, SOLD Professional Selling
February 27, 2014
Monks Have Found The Key To A Productive Workday And A Fulfilling Life (And It Includes Beer)
-Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post
February 27, 2014
Trappist Monk’s Spirituality Praised as Key to Business Success
-Adelaide Mena, National Catholic Register
February 15, 2014
August Turak Quotes - Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
Goodreads
February 14, 2014
Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks Nominated for Small Business Book Award in Economics
Small Business Book Awards 2014 by Small Business Trends
January 16, 2014
August Turak on the Myth of Personal Development
Columbia University Press Blog
January 14, 2014
Fear of Change and 5 Ways to Overcome It
August Turak, TranveerNaseer.com – Leadership Coach, Speaker & Writer
January 4, 2014
25 Tips for Entrepreneurs, Startups & Business Owners from the Entrepreneur’s Bookshelf
Teach A CEO, CEO Blog Nation
December 25, 2013
The Best Leadership books of 2013
Leadership Now – Leading Blog
December 20, 2013
Why You Should Lead Like A Monk
-Scott Eblin, Government Executive
*Republished on:
Eblin Group on December 20, 2013
December 19, 2013
Spend Some Time at the Abbey with CEO August Turak
-Michael Wade, Execupundit
December 12, 2013
August Turak: Why it’s in your own self-interest to forget your self-interest
Online Biz List – The Best Internet Marketing Content From Around The Web
December 11, 2013
The 2013 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Shortlist: Management
-Sally Haldorson, 800-CEO-READ
December 10, 2013
ePUB Reader: Business Secrets of the Trappist by August Turak
Mobilism – Unlimited Choices, Unlimited Possibilities
December 9, 2013
Excellence for the Sake of Excellence
- August Turak, Training Magazine
November 22, 2013
9 Principles for Building an Authentic Business
- August Turak, Huffington Post
*Republished on: 
Business 2 Community on November 25, 2013
Free-i-News on November 22, 2013
Halyard Consulting on November 22, 2013
November 21, 2013
Top Three Books for Discovering Your Ideal Career Path
- Jeff Sanders, Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast
November 19, 2013
Hitting the Wall: Why Careers Stall and What to Do About It
- August Turak, Career Know-How 
November 17, 2013
Book Review: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- Greg Richardson, Strategic Monk
November 7, 2013
The Power of Trust in Business
- August Turak, GetMotivation.com
*Republished on: 
Business Info Guide on January 21, 2014
Young Startups on December 5, 2013
SAP Business Innovation on November 22, 2013
Switch & Shift Human Side of Business on November 19, 2013
JoshuaReich.org on November 19, 2013
Networking Insight on November 13, 2013
October 29, 2013
3 Business Secrets on Meaning and Authenticity
Anna Farmery, The Engaging Brand
October 24,2013
Are You Passionately Stuck?
Humanergy Leadership Blog
October 24, 2013
10 Ways to Succeed in Any Job
- August Turak, Huffington Post
*Republished on:
Monster.com on October 25, 2013
Yahoo!Small Business Advisor on October 24, 2013
Business 2 Community on October 24, 2013
October 17, 2013
10 Lessons for Entrepreneurs on Building Trust
- Martin Zwilling, Examiner.com
October 6, 2013
Monastic Living Teaches Work-Prayer Balance
- Michelle Martin, Our Sunday Visitor
September 30, 2013
Authentic Management from the Heart has Serious ROI
- Bob Garlick, Business Book Talk
September 26, 2013
Praise for “Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks”
- Saint Johns School of Theology
September 26, 2013
The Secret to Lasting Partnerships
- Will Yakowicz, Inc. Magazine
*Syndicated to:
eDomain
Global Advisors
September 25, 2013
Book Review: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- M. Morford, Burnside Writers Collective
September 24, 2013
11 Lessons on How to Get and Maintain Trust
- August Turak, Huffington Post
*Republished on: 
Applied Marketing Group on October 10, 2013
 Airing News on October 10, 2013
Business Intelligence on Business 2 Community on October 9, 2013
Yahoo! Small Business Advisor on October 9, 2013
Business Superstar on September 26, 2013
September 24, 2013
The Value of Detachment in Decision-Making
- August Turak, Great Leadership by Dan on Smart Brief
September 23, 2013
8 Ways to Have a Successful Partnership
- August Turak, Leadership Now
September 19, 2013
A Leadership Lesson from Trappist Monks that Made Me Rich
- August Turak, Great Leadership by Dan
September 15, 2013
Selflessness Key to a Passionate Business
- Mildred L. Culp, WorkWise on Las Vegas Review Journal
September 6, 2013
Book Review: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- David M. Kinchen, Huntington News
September 5, 2013
Book Review: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- Patrick Frownfelter, Reading To Live
September 1, 2013
Entrepreneur Argues Having Higher Purpose Can Lead To Profits
- John Ostapkovich, CBS Philly
August 23, 2013
Book Review: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- Gail Welborn, The Examiner
*Syndicated to:
Living Strong TV
Goodreads
August 17, 2013
Book Review: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- James M. Kerr, Management-Issues.com
August 17, 2013
Book Review: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- Glenn Reynolds, InstaPundit
August 12, 2013
Book Review: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks by August Turak
- Bert Edens, Bert’s Book Review Blog
August 12, 2013
Learn the Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- Skip Prichard, Leadership Insights
August 7, 2013
Manifesto: Brother John
- August Turak, Change This
*Syndicated to:
800-CEO-READ on August 7, 2013
August 4, 2013
How One CEO Learned a Lot of Business Secrets From a Trappist Monk
- Susan Payton, Small Business Trends
*Syndicated to:
Beyond.com on August 4, 2013
Boorow.com on August 4, 2013
Extra Money on August 4, 2013
Innovation Heat on August 4, 2013
August 4, 2013
Business Book Reviews: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks and It’s Time to Brag!
- Dallas Morning News
August 1, 2013
The Leadership Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- Ray Williams, Self Growth
August 1, 2013
Sage Business Advice From Trappist Monks
- Dennis McCafferty, Baseline
July 26, 2013
Book Review: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- BlogCritics
July 25, 2013
7 Ways to Delight Your Customers in Any Economy
- August Turak, Business Info Guide
July 25, 2013
Book Review: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- Seattle Post Intelligencer
July 24, 2013
Trappist Monks Business Secrets Book Teaches Unconventional Path To Success
- Amanda Greene, Huffington Post
July 23, 2013
Great Followers Follow By Leading
- Lead Big Blog
July 21, 2013
Down in the Delta, Outsiders Who Arrived to Teach Now Find a Home
- The New York Times, Bret Schulte
* Inspired by Turak’s Forbes Article – Miracle On The Mississippi: 10 Leadership Lessons From Helena
July 20, 2013
Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks FSB Associates Sponsored Giveaway
- The Celebrity Cafe
July 20, 2013
Book Review: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- South China Morning Post
*Syndicated to:
Politics Bala on July 20, 2013
July 19, 2013
Top 5 Summer for Your Career by the People Who Matter
- The Glass Hammer
July 17, 2013
What one businessman learned about success from Trappist monks
- Amanda Greene, Religion News Service
*Republished on:
The Washington Post on July 17, 2013
July 12, 2013
Monks and their business secrets: 6 Questions with August Turak
- Amanda Greene, Wilmington Faith & Values
July 12, 2013
Jack Covert Selects: Business Secrets Book Review
- 800-CEO-READ, Jack Covert – Founder
July 10, 2013
Four Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- MSNBC’s Your Business with JJ Ramberg
July 9, 2013
Library Pick for July: Business Secrets
- DailyOM
July 4, 2013
A Trappist Monk and the Key to Success
- August Turak, Huffington Post
*Republished on:
Business 2 Community on July 8, 2013
*Syndicated to:
Politics Balla on July 4, 2013
July 4, 2013
10 Lessons For Entrepreneurs On Building Trust
- Martin Zwilling, Forbes.com
*Republished on: 
Business Insider on July 5, 2013
Startup Professionals Musings on July 5, 2013
*Syndicated to:
Oklahoma City Sun on July 4, 2013
CEO.com on July 5, 2013
LeoMoo on July 6, 2013
MSNBC.com on July 7, 2013
LinkedIn Today on July 13, 2013
July 3, 2013
Book Review: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- Blog Business World
July 2, 2013
7 Ways to Delight Your Customers in Any Economy
- August Turak, Small Biz Daily
July 1, 2013
First Look: Leadership Books for July 2013
- Leadership Now
July 1, 2013
Review: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- 800-CEO-READ
July 1, 2013
July 2013 Books To Watch: Business Secrets
- 800-CEO-READ
July 1, 2013
Monday’s News & Ideas: The Power of Trust
- Faith & Leadership
July 1, 2013
Why Being Selfless is Good for Business republished on Business Know-How
- Business Know-How
June 30, 2013
Why Being Selfless Is Good For Business republished on DailyMe
- Daily Me
June 30, 2013
Why Being Selfless Is Good For Business
- August Turak, Big Think – Expert’s Corner
June 28, 2013
Four Career Coaching Books For Your Summer Reading List
- Caroline Ceniza-Levine, Forbes.com
June 28, 2013
Serve and Profit: Business Secrets From The Trappist Monks
- Sam Costanzo, Boston Globe and Boston.com
June 28, 2013
The Power of Trust
- August Turak, Big Think – Expert’s Corner
June 28, 2013
Featured Book Suggestions: Business Secrets
- BookTalk
June 28, 2013
Review: Busienss Secrets Of The Trappist Monks
- Darren Ingram, Darren Ingram Media
June 27, 2013
What Business Leaders Can Learn From The Trappist Monks
- Ray B. Williams, Psychology Today – Wired For Success
June 27, 2013
Learn Business Genius From Trappist Monks
- Fred Allen, Forbes.com – Leadership Editor
June 20, 2013
Book Review: ‘Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks’
- Seattle News
June 19, 2013
Book Review: ‘Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks’
- Blog Critics
June 19, 2013
Book Review: ‘Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks’
- TV Balla
June 18, 2013
Book Review: ‘Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks’
- Seattle Post Intelligencer
June 17, 2013
Hitting The Wall: Why Careers Stall And What To Do About It
- August Turak, Huffington Post
*Republished on: 
Business 2 Community on June 21, 2013
Yahoo! Small Business Advisor on June 21, 2013
June 13, 2013
Surprising Business Insights From A Monastery
- Amazon Reviews – by John Gibbs Notary Public
June 12, 2013
Miracle On The Mississippi: 10 Leadership Lessons from Helena
- August Turak, Forbes.com
June 4, 2013
Going Down Abbey Road
- SUCCESS Magazine and Success.com
June 1, 2013
Nonfiction Review: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity
- Publishers Weekly
May 14, 2013
Businss Books: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
- Smart Books
May 14, 2013
Quality Content from Published Authors: August Turak
- FSB Media
November 10, 2010
Lessons From ‘Mad Men’: Sales Tips From Don Draper
- August Turak, Forbes.com
October 19, 2010
What Bolsters the Bottom Line?
- August Turak, Advertising Age
May 1, 2010
Business Secrets of the Trappists: Diligence & Faithfulness
- Paul Gray, Living a Vision
February 17, 2010
August Turak: Zentrepreneur, Making Meaning and Money
- Press Release – North Carolina State University Self Knowledge Symposium, 
College of Management and University Entrepreneurship Network
September 26, 2009
Taking a Spiritual Slant on Success
- John Murawski, The Raleigh News and Observer
Sept 7, 2009
Business Secrets of Silent Monks Comes to Duke
May 14, 2009
From Franklinton to Forbes
- Joanna Childers, The Butner-Creedmoor News
April 30, 2009
L’Europa dalla persona all’individuo
- Giuseppe Di Leo
Il Consulente RE
April 25, 2009
Quelli dell’Ora et labora: La formula del successo economico e nella regola monastico
- Mattia Ferraresi, Il Foglio
April 23, 2009
Leadership Lessons from the Monastery
- Steve Hamm, BusinessWeek.com
April 14, 2009
Business Secrets Of The Trappists
- August Turak, Forbes.com
October 22, 2007
Letter to the Editor: Attention! Men and Women May Be Different
- August Turak, The Wall Street Journal
September 9, 2005
Spirituality Brings Connectedness, Profit in the Workplace
- Mildred Culp,  WorkWise
November 29, 2004
Congratulations to the 2004 Winners of this Essay Competition
- The New Yorker
November 2004
Essayists Detail Lives Filled With Purpose
- Frederica Saylor, Science and Theology News
September 3, 2000
How to Get Out of That Urgent Rhythm
- Pat McHenry, Sullivan San Francisco Examiner
July 2000
What’s Your Mission Statement?
- Chuck Salter,  Fast Company
May 28, 2000
Pit-Stop to Riches: A Monastery
- Dean Smith,  The New York Times
April 2, 2000
Symposium Stirs Spiritual Talk
- Jennifer Chorpening,  The Herald Sun
November 28, 1999
Innovative Employees Win 1999 WorkWise Awards
- Mildred Culp,  The Oakland Tribune
November 4, 1999
Five Years with a Zen Master
November 1999
The Spirit of Business
- Patricia Black,  Business Leader Magazine
October 25, 1999
What I Don’t Miss Most
- Rodney Ho,  The Wall Street Journal
October 6, 1999
August Turak Featured in Nationally Syndicated WorkWise Column
October 1999
In Spirit
- L.T. Entrepreneur
July 13, 1999
RGI Dines on Stakes
- Christina Dryness,  The Raleigh News and Observer
May 24, 1999
VAR Files: Zen and the Art of Software Vending
- Leighton Coleman III,  VAR Business
April 19, 1999
Extreme Relaxation
- Hillary Scott,  The Wall Street Journal
March 29, 1998
What’s It All About August?
- Geoff Edgers,   The Raleigh News and Observer
October 30, 1997
The Search for Meaning
- Katherine Stroup,  The Chronicle
October 26, 1997
Play or Pray
- Geoff Edgers,  The Raleigh News and Observer
November 18, 1996
Zen and the Art of Selling, Software, or Searching the Spirit
- Jim Wise, The Herald-Sun
September 1993
Life Long Lessons: One Man’s Odyssey
- Thomas Forbes, Selling Magazine
August 29, 1988
Corporate Success May Hide in Eastern Religion
- Dick Kimmins