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August Turak

Entrepreneur and Author

 

August Turak is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, award winning writer, and author of Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity (Columbia Business School Publishing; July 2013). He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Selling Magazine, the New York Times, and Business Week, and is a popular leadership contributor at Forbes.

 

Why Being Selfless is Good for Business

The monks of Mepkin and agnostics like Warren Buffett alike have been wildly successful in business not despite their fanatical commitment to the highest principles but because of them.

The Power of Trust

My experience with the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey holds some valuable lessons on how to get and maintain trust.