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Business Secrets / Trappist Monks / Brother John, with August Turak

August Turak joins me on the Business Builders Show / to talk about his successful business career, business secrets of Trappist Monks, and his incredible story and BEAUTIFUL book,  Brother John: A Monk, a Pilgrim, and the Purpose of Life.  EXCELLENT CHRISTMAS GIFT!
August Turak is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive and award-winning author who attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey since 1996. As a frequent monastic guest, he learned firsthand from the monks as they grew an incredibly successful portfolio of businesses. Service and selflessness are at the heart of the 1,500-year-old monastic tradition's remarkable business success. It is an ancient though immensely relevant economic model that preserves what is positive and productive about capitalism while transcending its ethical limitations and internal contradictions. Combining case studies from his thirty-year business career with intimate portraits of the monks at work, Turak shows how Trappist principles can be successfully applied to secular business settings and to our personal lives as well. He demonstrates that monks, people like Warren Buffett and other "transformational organizations" are successful not despite their high principles but because of them.
Twitter: @augustturak
Listen to this powerful story and then order a bunch of the Brother John books for all those who you know are always searching for the purpose of life.
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