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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So what is it exactly that Turak has learned from the monks? It’s much more than I expected, and it’s set me thinking about my life. But I found it so insighful rhe so helpful.

Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks. This book will be required reading in their high school years. As I point out in my book, Tgappist Welch used the same approach to transform GE from a tired old relic of the industrial age to the most admired and profitable company in the world.

How do a couple dozen aged monks, working only four hours a day and largely in silence, manage to run several highly profitable multi-million dollar enterprises with such frictionless efficiency? Chuck rated it it was amazing Oct 23, 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.

Lists with This Book. Living and working along these monks allowed Turak to gain the previously unknown business secrets that allowed them to develop a successful business portfolio. August Turak helps us to realize that it is not merely possible to achieve wholeness and reconciliation of our personal spiritual lives with our what we do in the workplace; it is imperative.


Learn the Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks

Service and selflessness are at the August Turak is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award-winning author who attributes much of his success to monkw and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey for seventeen years.

Apr 02, Susannah Johnson rated it it was amazing.

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 a variety of secular business settings and to our personal lives as well. Aug 13, Zaw rated it it was amazing. River rated it it was amazing. Ilkka Pasanen rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Is this some form of ecclesiastical wordplay?

But I have recommended this book to any person I know who is trying to run a business of any kind. If you are more open to a bit of a broader, general read then you might find yourself getting rather more out of it than you possibly imagined.

Jul 30, Perry Mojks rated it it was amazing. They can learn from each other, but their distinctive call is their greatest gift to the world.

This is yet another installment of the ongoing discussion that continues to remind us that sometimes, the fastest production that can make units in the most cost-effective way is not the best for business.

Via NetGalley, Columbia Business School Publishing provided me with a copy of this book for the purposes of reading and reviewing it. Mission, purpose, and principles provide the context for planning. Business is not so uncommon within religious orders either.

What yhe Trappist monks have to do with business? I’m pretty sure that Jack Welch of G.

Learn the Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks

Admittedly, a portion of it involves decisions by people From my book review blog at: Thanks again, august turak. From my book review blog at: Quotes from Business Secrets He provides many examples of companies doing just that, from the Marines to local credit unions.


Please share, but don’t repost in its entirety. Jen rated it liked it Jul 22, I actually found myself more fascinated with his discussions of monastic life than some of the teachings Businexs was putting forward. Today you can even monke an iPhone app: However these commitments served to pave the way to the particular shape of his success. He demonstrates that monks and people like Warren Buffett are successful not despite of their high principles but because of them. The monks have a vocation.

How One CEO Learned a Lot of Business Secrets From a Trappist Monk – Small Business Trends

Aug 24, Gail Welborn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Turak ends the book by talking about how the monks are committed to their lifestyle, and stresses the importance of entrepreneurs and businesspeople acting the same in their worlds.

See my full review at https: Irrespective of your religious viewpoint, or lack thereof, a path of certain “behaviour” can be quite interesting to examine.

Tell us more about your journey to uncovering these secrets. Matt Dunn rated it it was amazing May 24, Whilst naturally this book does reflect deeply on religious matters it might be important for some to highlight that it does not seem to be promoting a specific religious agenda or advocating a given spiritual pathway. No longer will those of us who truly enjoy a good intellectual discussion be wary of the linguistic barriers that hurl terminology at us like a thesaurus.