August Turak

Author Consultant Speaker

The BBC and Me: Business Matters & Brother John

I have been chiming in on the BBC Business Matters for years now and I love it. My colleagues in London are fantastic people and they always create a great show. This episode is very special because host, Roger Hearing not only mentioned my new book, Brother John - he and co-contributer, Simon Littlewood (in Singapore) spent over 10 minutes asking me questions and discussing the book. I have to say that I was both tickled and flattered when Mr. Littlewood informed me live on air that he had a large speaking engagement this weekend and would be "plagiarizing" material from my book. What a humbling moment for me.
More about this episode: 
HSBC, Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered have pulled out of a Saudi investor conference. We get analysis of the latest move, in the wake of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, from Karen Young of the American Enterprise Institute and George Washington University. Also in the programme a YouTube gamer who posted videos of himself cheating at Fortnite is being sued by its developer Epic Games. Jon Fingas of technology website Engadget tells me more. Plus our reporter profiles the 300-year-old London wine supplier, Berry Brothers and Rudd. Roger Hearing is joined by August Turak, entrepreneur and author of The Business Secrets of Trappist Monks from North Carolina and Simon Littlewood, President of AC Growth Delivered in Singapore.