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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It is an ancient though immensely relevant economic model that preserves what is positive and productive about capitalism while transcending its ethical limitations and internal contradictions. Today you can even get an iPhone app: How do a couple dozen aged monks, working only four hours a day and largely in silence, manage th run several highly profitable multi-million dollar enterprises with such frictionless efficiency?

August Turak August 5, at This book will be required reading in their high school years. Turak also introduces other “transformational organizations” that share the crucial monastic business strategies so critical for success. I was searching for psychological and spiritual solace.

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

Living and working along these monks allowed Turak to gain the previously unknown business secrets that allowed them to develop a successful business portfolio. An interesting and thought provoking book.


Aug 09, Sam rated it it was amazing. This is a wonderful, thought-provoking and inspiring bueiness for any organization, but for leaders, it is indispensable. Tell us more about your journey to uncovering these secrets. To some extent, this may be true.

Matt Dunn rated it it was amazing May 24, It has been through history and the greatest fiction writers that I have learned many secrets to the human heart that have proven so invaluable in business. Trapist, then, is not a choice but a habit. Admittedly, a portion of it involves decisions by people above my pay grade, but for the most part the concepts here are universal to all positions in a business. This article is copyrighted by Skip Prichard, businesx is not permitted.

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People are often surprised to find that I rarely if ever read business books. Sep 09, David Kinchen rated it it was amazing.

Main menu Skip to primary content. The part of Turak’s book about gathering and sorting eggs resonated with the present reviewer, a son of the soil.

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Promotions take care of themselves. Mission, purpose, and principles provide the context for planning. I can see why Turak was drawn to them, and why he wrote this book to share what he learned. The former estate of Henry and Clare Boothe Luce Henry Luce was the co-founder of Time magazine and the founder of Life and Fortune magazines; his wife was a playwright, congresswoman and ambassadorthe 3, acre property has been a second home to Turak for the past 17 years.


I actually found myself more fascinated with his discussions of monastic life than some of the teachings Turak was putting forward.

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

He demonstrates thf monks and people like Warren Buffett are successful not despite of their high principles but because of them. Trappis such a mission inspires us to sacrifice for our commitment to it and we, in turn, are transformed in service of the greater good. Ed rated it really liked it Dec 29, If we business owners can follow their example and learn to b as committed, consistent and as disciplined our business would be thriving by leaps and bounds.

No longer will those of us who truly enjoy a good intellectual discussion be wary of the linguistic barriers that hurl terminology at us like a thesaurus. Email this Article Print This Article. Learning how to read a financial statement is relatively easy. Irrespective of your religious trappit, or lack thereof, a path of certain “behaviour” can be quite interesting to examine. Thank you so much for your review, Susan.