Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity. August Turak () New York: Columbia University Press. Review by. Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks has ratings and 23 reviews. Gail said : ***Be sure to check out the Mepkin Abbey tour link included in the revi. Recently, August released a new book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks. It is filled with practical business advice, yet infused with a.

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They can learn from each other, but their distinctive call is their greatest gift to the world. The secrdts nature of a monastery reinforces the necessity of cooperation and community cohesion and this can in turn be an essential “corporate lubricant” that is often missing in many businesses. He maintains that these principles of business or life, in my case will work regardl WOW! When has that happened in your life?

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Egg production was the commercial powerhouse of the Abbey with over 40, hens literally sitting on a veritable production line, until they switched gears and moved to mushroom production after alleged controversial practices were highlighted busines an animal welfare group in the late s.

It is an ancient though immensely relevant economic model that preserves what is positive and productive about capitalism while bsuiness its ethical limitations and internal contradictions. Jul 29, Chelsea Reid rated it it was amazing. And we just kept going from there. I can see why Turak was drawn to them, and why he wrote this book to share what he learned. An inspiration to us all!


We just kept hustling until we finally stumbled on a small company with a great product that needed some help in sales and marketing which mmonks our skill sets.

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It’s also a movi “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. This is not a theological exercise in navel gazing. ISBNpages. Managers get things done.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. No trivia or quizzes yet. So it seems natural that Turak can appropriate their insights and experience to the workplace. He went for a weekend retreat after a student of his had been spending his time volunteering there.

It has been through history and the greatest fiction writers that I have learned many secrets to the human heart that have proven so invaluable in business.

Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Jul 16, Michelle rated it really liked it. His spiritual commitments and personal commitments to running the SKS has often meant that he has had to forgo opportunities. Quite a bit says August Turak, successful author, corporate executive and software entrepreneur in his tell all book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Mon. Even though we haven’t spoken in years, his recent book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks, continues to call me to the challenge of seeking the knowledge to lead a life worth living.

He provides many examples of companies doing just that, from the Marines to local credit unions. Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: Oct 18, April Yamasaki added it.

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We also grew produce that we sold at a roadside stand to tourists and locals. I’m pretty sure that Jack Welch of G. August Turak appears to be attempting to do the reverse.

Learn the Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks

Via NetGalley, Columbia Business School Publishing provided me with a copy of this book for the purposes of reading and reviewing it. Benedict and its motto “ora et labora” pray and work. An interesting and thought provoking book. I think anyone aspiring to “get ahead” in business would do well to read this – and remember that in every business transaction, there are people involved.

In some circles, this is still the rage. Turak also trappisy other “transformational organizations” that share the crucial monastic business strategies so critical for success. How sscrets a couple dozen aged monks, working only four hours a day and busniess in silence, manage to run several highly profitable multi-million dollar enterprises with such frictionless efficiency?

See my full review at https: Apr 02, Susannah Johnson rated it it was amazing. These are life lessons for business and beyond.

My parishioners were glad when I finished it and stopped talking about it in sermons. I enjoyed this book but Ghe am not sure what I will take from it. People are happier when focused on the service of others first.