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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Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks, with August Turak Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks, with August Turak Presentation Transcript

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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.8 Your most impactful form of advertising is to ‘Eat your own cooking’ - taste it, always.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Really reflect... How much of your life is occupied with your own self-interest? Really reflect...
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