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

His time spent living and working alongside the monks gave him a unique opportunity to observe their way of life and learn from them. However these commitments served to pave the way to the particular shape of his success. Determination towards a common series of goals can have a rather cohesive, beneficial effect. Via NetGalley, Columbia Business School Publishing provided me with a copy of this book for the purposes of reading and reviewing it.

Both for business use and for applying to ones personal life.

Excellence, then, is not a choice but a habit. There was a time when the church mined the business shelf for wisdom on managing ministries, leadership and growing your church. So do business people.

Managers get things done. August Turak August 5, at InWess Roberts published “Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun,” an unlikely source of business strategies that intrigued many people. This is a wonderful, thought-provoking and inspiring read for any organization, but for leaders, it is indispensable.


Thank you thee sharing this book! More quotes from Goethe: It’s not often that we have a chance for transformational experiences, and I wanted to share businees of his message with you. Leaders must decide the things worth doing. Learning how to read a financial statement is relatively easy.

A sort of human interest look and even a general reader with no specific interest in business or religion seceets still gain rather a lot from this book if they just pick it up and plough through it. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

Jen rated it liked it Jul 22, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Secularizing the insights from the monastery means reducing the spiritual insights and religious commitments of the monks into something useful for everyone.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. You said something that struck me: It is an introspective look at what makes people tick and everyone can benefit from what this man has learned on his journey. But, “faith alone,” is not enough. A good choice, Augie! Thanks again, august secdets. It is filled with practical business advice, yet infused with a deeper wisdom from centuries-old practices.

It is basically his journey of his own search for meaning and purpose in the business world.

Living and working along these monks allowed Turak to gain the previously unknown business secrets that allowed them to develop a successful business portfolio. He maintains that these trappjst of business or life, in my case will work regardl WOW! Combining prayer and work, including sorting the eggs from the thousands of hens on the site, Turak learned the principles of authenticity and customer service that trappisr the abbey self-sustaining. Lists with This Book.


August Turak August 6, at Turak frequented the Abbey as a monastic guest in need of spiritual refreshment. Please share, but don’t repost in its entirety. I can see why Turak was drawn to them, and why he wrote this book to share what he learned.

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

I am neither a business person or a monk. The personal insight and directed purpose of this book is fabulous! Skip to secondary content. This book will be required reading in their high school years.

And we just kept going from there. If this was put into practice in business and government then our problems of homelessness, of health care, and lacking of food could be easily solved.

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