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August TurakSuccessful entrepreneur, corpo-
rate executive, and award win-
ning author who attributes much
of his success ...
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No.1
It’s in your own self interest
to forget about your own self interest;
the qu...
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No.2
When the purpose of your business
is an inspiring mission,
profits are an ine...
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No.3
Enlightened leaders use a more
qualitative approach to measure their success....
Stream interview Watch videoWatch video
No.3
Enlightened leaders use a more
qualitative approach to measure their success....
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No.4
Trusting others is only possible
if you trust yourself first.
begin by offeri...
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No.5
A monk succeeds in business
because he’s not in business;
he’s serving God an...
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No.6
When you learn to separate your ego from your business;
you’ll have the guts ...
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No.7
A leader who’s in tune with herself
lives the Buddhists mantra:
Sit, walk, or...
Stream interview Watch videoWatch video
No.8
Your most impactful form of advertising
is to ‘Eat your own cooking’ -
taste ...
Stream interview Watch videoWatch video
No.9
Nothing great is ever achieved without
self-discipline and sacrifice.
embrace...
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No.10
Your purpose transcends your business -
stop aiming at success in business;
...
Really reflect...
How much of your life is occupied
with your own self-interest?
Really reflect...
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Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks, with August Turak

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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 for 17 years. As a frequent monastic guest, he learned firsthand from the monks as they grew an incredibly successful portfolio of businesses. After a corporate career with companies like MTV, August Turak started two highly successful software businesses, Raleigh Group International (RGI) and Elsinore Technologies. In 1988 he founded the Self Knowledge Symposium, a nonprofit organization that mentors college students. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Selling Magazine, the New York Times, Business Week, and is a popular leadership contributor at Forbes.com. He is the author of Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity (Columbia Business School Publishing)

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  1. 1. @33voices intelligent insights to advance your business and life
  2. 2. The following represents 10 highlights from the interview by @MoeAbdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  3. 3. August TurakSuccessful entrepreneur, corpo- rate executive, and award win- ning author who attributes much of his success to living and work- ing alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey for 17 years. @AugustTurak
  4. 4. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.1 It’s in your own self interest to forget about your own self interest; the quicker you internalize that, the faster you’ll achieve.
  5. 5. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.2 When the purpose of your business is an inspiring mission, profits are an inevitable byproduct, they just measure your progress.
  6. 6. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.3 Enlightened leaders use a more qualitative approach to measure their success. they first align their purpose, people and process before they track results.
  7. 7. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.3 Enlightened leaders use a more qualitative approach to measure their success. they first align their purpose, people and process before they track results. 33voices Enlightened Leaders Use Qualitative Approaches
  8. 8. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.4 Trusting others is only possible if you trust yourself first. begin by offering trust before expecting to get it.
  9. 9. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.5 A monk succeeds in business because he’s not in business; he’s serving God and other human beings. It’s about service and selflessness first and always.
  10. 10. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.6 When you learn to separate your ego from your business; you’ll have the guts to kill off your best products - because if you don’t, someone else will.
  11. 11. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.7 A leader who’s in tune with herself lives the Buddhists mantra: Sit, walk, or run but don’t wobble.
  12. 12. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.8 Your most impactful form of advertising is to ‘Eat your own cooking’ - taste it, always.
  13. 13. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.9 Nothing great is ever achieved without self-discipline and sacrifice. embrace the challenge of forcing yourself to do what’s in your best interest.
  14. 14. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.10 Your purpose transcends your business - stop aiming at success in business; aim, instead at being great at life.
  15. 15. Really reflect... How much of your life is occupied with your own self-interest? Really reflect...
  16. 16. Connect WITH US! Tell us what you think Chase@33voices.com
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