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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Jul 14, CarolynKost rated it it was amazing Shelves: Furthermore, the monks develop a tremendous sense of community among themselves, and that sense of being part of something much bigger than themselves drives them even more. This book is a good read, and tells the story of the monks and of his journey with them in a great way. We often learn the most powerful lessons where and when we least expect it.

You can leave a comment by clicking here. Both for business use and for applying to ones personal life. Hardcoverpages. Your email address will not secrtes published. People are often surprised to find that I rarely if ever read business books. His spiritual commitments and personal mon,s to running the SKS has monsk meant that he has had to forgo opportunities.

Subscribe to our Newsletter Submit. Usually, I rant and rave when an index-less book is sent to me; in this case, I have the sneaky feeling that Turak left off trappits index because he wanted people to read his book, not scan the index. Fauzia Burke rated it it was amazing Mar 05, Turak also introduces other “transformational organizations” that share the crucial monastic business strategies so critical for success.

To some extent, this may be true.

I think this book has a lot to say about how important it is to be an authentic person. For my complete review see my website.

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

Susan Payton August 5, at 1: Promotions take care of themselves. To ask other readers questions about Business Secrets of the Trappist Monksplease sign up. Chuck rated it it was amazing Oct 23, A great book full of important lessons and messages! Every Trappist lesson in my book should be applied to our personal lives as well, and I continually repeat that mantra. As a freshman in college, I had the fortunate experience to hear August Turak speak on campus.

Serving such a mission inspires us to sacrifice for our commitment to it and we, in turn, are transformed in service of the greater good.

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

How do a couple dozen aged monks, tarppist only four hours a day and largely in silence, manage to run several highly profitable multi-million dollar enterprises with such frictionless efficiency? Admittedly, a portion of it involves decisions by people From my book review blog at: Combining vivid case studies from his thirty-year business career with intimate portraits of the monks at work, Turak shows how Trappist secretss can be successfully applied to a variety of secular business settings and to our personal lives as well.

Defining mission and infusing it into decision making is not the province of a yearly management retreat…it is a daily imperative that is the single most important priority every organization must have. I am neither a business person or a gusiness.

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Monks are among some of the most disciplined people in the world. They trust that by doing the right thing day in and day out, through hard work, and taking care of their customers first and foremost, the rest of it will take care of itself.


I shattered my ankle in the dive, and by forcing me to face my own mortality the accident precipitated a personal crisis.

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. Of course, the monks ar There was a time when the church mined the business shelf for wisdom on managing ministries, leadership and growing your church. Tell us more swcrets your journey to uncovering these secrets.

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It’s much more mons I expected, and it’s set me thinking about my life. Jul 29, Chelsea Reid rated it it was amazing.

This is very different from most business ideals because this speaks more on personal growth. The part of Turak’s book about gathering and sorting eggs resonated with the present reviewer, a son of the soil.

Want to Read saving…. Business success requires having the discipline to faithfully apply the right principles over a long period of time.

August Turak August 6, at He maintains that these principles of business or life, in my case sexrets work regardless of your faith in God. Businesa production was the commercial powerhouse of the Abbey with over 40, hens literally sitting on a veritable production line, until they switched gears and moved to mushroom production after alleged controversial practices were highlighted by an animal welfare group in the late s.

Sep 26, Fr. Sep 09, David Kinchen rated it it was amazing. You said something that struck me:

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