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Turak on Business Insanity with Barry Moltz

Turak on Business Insanity with Barry Moltz
Oct 18, 2013 by August Turak
On October 18, 2013 Turak joined Barry Moltz on his radio show, Business Insanity Talk Radio. They discussed what we can learn from Trappist Monks. Barry Moltz gets small businesses unstuck. He has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 15 years. This is a business radio show where Barry talks about all the craziness of small business. It’s that craziness that actually makes it exciting, interesting and totally unpredictable.

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Turak Talks on CBS Radio - Career Coach Caroline

Turak Talks on CBS Radio - Career Coach Caroline
Oct 16, 2013 by August Turak
On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 August talked about his book with Caroline Dowd-Higgins on her CBS Radio show, Career Coach Caroline. Turak's book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks was the main topic as he shared business lessons he's learned from the Monks of Mepkin Abbey and how he applied those lessons to his own businesses with super successful results.

Click here to listen to the podcast. Thank you to August for being a terrific guest on Career Coach Caroline last night. The way he uses the lessons he learned from the monks is fascinating and certainly gives the audience a new way to approach their work life. We wish August great success and please keep us posted with his news. - Coach Me Radio, Caroline Dowd-Higgins

 

The Kickass Life with David Wood

The Kickass Life with David Wood
Sep 13, 2013 by August Turak
August Turak was recently interviewed by Master Trainer David Wood on The Kickass Life Podcast! This is the # 1 Personal Development podcast on iTunes. David chats with some of the worlds most fascinating and influential thought leaders who are impacting the world around us helping us learn how to live a kickass life!

In this interview with David Woods, Turak shares: Why he went to Mepkin Abbey and what it was like for him He will talk about service and selflessness What is the life worth living Why Trappists are so good at business Building his business and enjoying the challenge Combining heart with hard work and what’s the secret How he started writing What authenticity means to August The secret to happiness The importance of Trust Click here for this podcast episode.

David Wood and The Kickass Life...

7 Ways to Delight Your Customers in Any Economy

7 Ways to Delight Your Customers in Any Economy
Sep 09, 2013 by August Turak
Turak's article 7 Ways to Delight Your Customers in Any Economy was recently published on BusinessInfoGuide.com and we are delighted to share these seven short lessons that will surely help you benefit your customers...

In business we’re forever looking for magic bullets. But when times are tough it means getting back to basics. These lessons from Life 101 will make you indispensable to your customers.

1. Someone is always watching. When we cut corners not only do we short change our customers but we insult their intelligence as well.

2. If it isn’t worth doing well don’t do it at all. We are much better off doing a few things well than throwing our hats at a lot of things.

3. Get outside the...

Turak talks with Joe Wade Formicola on WPTF

Turak talks with Joe Wade Formicola on WPTF
Aug 17, 2013 by August Turak
On August 17, 2013 August Turak appeared on WPTF News Radio 680 with Joe Wade Formicola to discuss his book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks. Joe Wade Formicola is a familiar voice to many in North Carolina's Triangle area. His experience in radio spans many years and many top radio stations across the country. Joe may also be familiar to WPTF listeners from his numerous radio and television commercials for top 100 companies.  Click here to listen to the show.

Unplugged with August Turak: Behind the Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks Audio Series

Aug 13, 2013 by August Turak
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  Behind the Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks 12 hour audio workshop with author August Turak A 12-hour audio series in which August Turak talks in-depth about each chapter of his best-selling book Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks (Columbia Business School Publishing, 2013). August personally explains the principles of selfless service and how to apply these Trappist secrets to our corporations, non-profits, families, and even our personal lives...

Turak on Friday Night Live

Turak on Friday Night Live
Aug 09, 2013 by August Turak
On August 9th, 2013 Turak appears on Friday Night Live with host Mark Sutherland on Static Beach Radio. Turak speaks to Sutherland and his co-hosts at 7:10-7:25 PM (EST) and again a couple hrs later, 9:05-9:30 PM (EST). Be sure to tune in!

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An "On the Air" sign blinks red Friday, August 9th signaling Mark Sutherland to kick off his live show on Static Beach in Hermosa Beach, CA. Ready to jump in are co-hosts Staphanie Reibel and Robin Goodridge, of Bush rock band fame. "Friday Night Live," which broadcasts from 7 to 10 p.m., is a roundtable of chat between the trio interspersed with music, guest interviews and live acoustic performances, which serves the beach and...

Turak's Business Secrets on Charlotte Talks

Turak's Business Secrets on Charlotte Talks
Aug 07, 2013 by August Turak
On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 August Turak appeared on NPR's Charlotte Talks with host Mike Collins to discuss Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks.

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When Mike Collins last spoke with August Turak, he'd just written his thoughts about concepts he learned from visits with Trappist Monks in South Carolina in a Forbes.com article. He laid out several "secrets" of the monks' practices that are centered on service and selflessness that could be used to make businesses better at what they do. Since then, he's written an entire book on the concept and has shared additional inspiring stories of the monks. Mr. Turak lays out how businesses could learn from the Trappist Monks' practices, and he joins...

Turak on Mountain Money

Turak on Mountain Money
Aug 05, 2013 by August Turak


August Turak appeared on KPCW's Mountain Money on Monday, August 5th hosted by former Money magazine contributor and KPCW General Manager Larry Warren along with financial expert Doug Wells.

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What: Mountain Money Interview

Date: Monday, August 5th, 2013

Time: 11:04 AM EDT (9:04 AM MDT)

Hosts: Larry Warren and Doug Wells

KPCW's Mountain Money covers the unique challenges of working in the mountains by providing small-business news, real estate, estate planning and personal finance information.

Former Money magazine contributor and KPCW General Manager Larry Warren hosts the program along with financial expert Doug Wells. The program is produced by Dr. Beth Fratkin.

Mountain Money is sponsored by Mountain West Bank, Park City Chamber Bureau and the Park City...

How Much Do You Know About Trappist Monks?

Jul 24, 2013 by August Turak
August Turak joined host Jim Bohannon on The Jim Bohannon Show on July 24th to talk about his new book, business secrets and Trappist monks. Turak explains how business people today can best follow the monks example.  Click here to listen to the show. How much do you know about Trappist monks? The Trappists are a Roman Catholic group born of reformers back in the mid-17th Century. They are governed by the Rule of St. Benedict, written in the 6th Century, which preaches stability, fidelity to monastic life, and obedience. While not taking a vow of silence, Trappist monks generally speak only when necessary, and idle talk is strongly discouraged. Yet, they have shown centuries of business acumen. So, how are...

Miracle on the Mississippi, Down in the Delta

Miracle on the Mississippi, Down in the Delta
Jul 22, 2013 by August Turak
Doug Friedlander & Anna Skorupa One of August Turak's recent articles on Forbes, Miracle On The Mississippi: 10 Leadership Lessons From Helena got some much deserved attention and inspired a recent article in The New York Times.

Down in the Delta, Outsiders Who Arrived to Teach Now Find a Home by Brent Schulte appeared in The New York Times on July 21st. Doug Friedlander's dedication, determination, and above all else his many acts of service and selflessness have once again made the news! Much thanks to Doug and his lovely wife, Anna for all their many acts of service and selflessness and for all the ways they continue to give back in Helena, Arkansas and beyond!

Here is an excerpt...

Turak's Business Secrets on Be More. Achieve More.

Turak's Business Secrets on Be More. Achieve More.
Jul 19, 2013 by August Turak
August Turak joined host Chris Cooper on his show Be More. Achieve More. on July 19th, 2103 to discuss his new book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks and how he came to know that the monks hold something of great value to the secular world—the key to business success. There are entrepreneurs and business leaders that are making so much more than profit in their enterprises... They are also giving back to the community and so can you... Turak demonstrates in his own super successful company how the monks succeed in business by practicing the idea of service and selflessness. And how the profits always take care of themselves. Click here to listen! Be More. Achieve More. is broadcast on the Voice...

Four Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks on MSNBC's Your Business

Four Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks on MSNBC's Your Business
Jul 10, 2013 by August Turak
JJ Ramberg talks with August Turak on MSNBC's Your Business

Honesty, integrity and empathy are key virtues to nurture when it comes to building a company that people can trust. On July 10th, 2013 Turak joined host JJ Ramberg on MSNBC's Your Business -  Business War Chest, to  talk about his new book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks and the timeless principles he learned while living and working with the Trappist Monks of Mepkin Abbey.

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Business Tips From Trappist Monks

Business Tips From Trappist Monks
Jul 03, 2013 by August Turak
Some of the greatest business secrets can be found in the daily practices of Trappist monks.  Monastic traditions have been shown to guide personal and professional success, and demonstrate the importance of measuring quality over quantity.

Turak appeared on WNYC’s The Takeaway on June 27th. During the show, Business Tips From Trappist Monks, Turak tells The Takeaway why we should pay closer attention to the motivation behind our work and the business skills you can learn from examining the principles of Trappist monks.

 

Service and Selflessness Spotlight: Images Everything

Service and Selflessness Spotlight: Images Everything
Jun 27, 2013 by August Turak
Images - www.flickr.com/photos/billcarter The AugustTurak.com team was recently challenged with the task of obtaining twelve or more original, high resolution photos of the monks at Mepkin Abbey as well as the photographer’s permission to use those images for Turak's upcoming appearance on MSNBC's Your Business. This was a huge and seemingly impossible challenge because of the time frame – we needed to locate and contact the photographer very quickly. With no time to spare, we needed to get the photographer's permission and the original image files and submit them immediately!

With the help of the communication director at Mepkin Abbey, we tracked down the photographer and began negotiations for obtaining the needed photos. It is with heartfelt gratitude that...

Rethinking Business: What Is The Real Foundation of Business Success

Rethinking Business: What Is The Real Foundation of Business Success
Jun 26, 2013 by August Turak
August Turak guests on “Rethinking Business” a podcast that asks, “What is the real foundation of business success?”  August talks with host Elese Coit about his first book "Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity and how age-old monastic business practices, such as selfless service, hold the key to modern business success. He discusses why businesses must become transformational organizations and why authenticity is the only game in town.

This conversation is hosted by Elese Coit, CEO of TrueChange Consultants, a management consulting firm dedicated to helping companies release the full potential in their people.

Success Does Not Mean Sacrificing Happiness for Big Profits

Success Does Not Mean Sacrificing Happiness for Big Profits
Jun 24, 2013 by August Turak
On June 24th Turak appeared on The Money Answers Show with Jordan Goodman on VoiceAmerica Business. Turak and Goodman discussed how success doesn't mean sacrificing happiness for big profits.

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Monks are known for living in silence and seclusion, but entrepreneur August Turak knows that they hold something of great value to the secular world—the key to business success. In his new book, “Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity,” Turak tells the story of how he spent the past 17 years working part-time alongside Trappist monks as they ran high-margin businesses producing widely sought after commodities such as beer, eggs and exotic mushrooms... READ MORE

Businessman Finds Spiritual Roots Of Capitalism

Businessman Finds Spiritual Roots Of Capitalism
Jun 19, 2013 by August Turak
At noon on June 19th, Turak appeared on NPR’s The State of Things hosted by Frank Stasio. They discussed how Turak, a businessman, found the spiritual roots of capitalism and they talked about Turak's first book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks.

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August Turak Unplugged on Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks Book

Jun 04, 2013 by August Turak
 

In this video, Turak candidly speaks about his first book: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity (Columbia Business School Publishing; July 2013). He shares a behind the scenes look at why he first went to Mepkin Abbey back in 1996. Attributing much of his success as a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award winning author to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey, he explains he never could have imagined then that he would write this book... A book that shares the secrets he learned firsthand from the monks as a frequent monastic guest as they grew an incredibly successful portfolio of businesses.

Order now through Columbia Business School Publishing

August Turak on the SmallBusinessTalent.com Podcast

August Turak on the SmallBusinessTalent.com Podcast
Apr 18, 2013 by August Turak
 

“I think that you’ll find August’s unique perspective both practical and uplifting.”    - Stephen Lahey

August Turak was recently interviewed by Stephen Lahey on the SmallBusinessTalent.com® podcast on business/personal transformation. The SmallBusinessTalent.com podcast provides you with fresh sales and marketing ideas from real-world experts — people with years of hands-on experience building healthy businesses with strong sales and marketing results. The free SmallBusinessTalent.com podcast is hosted by Stephen Lahey and is published once a week. Lahey provides you with practical advice and useful sales and marketing content. All podcast episodes are well-edited — condensed to stay focused, but long enough to deliver actionable information. It’s all about helping you grow your business in a more profitable and fulfilling way.