August Turak

Author Consultant Speaker

Turak on The Engaging Brand

TheEngagingBrandOn October 27, 2013 Turak talks to Anna Farmery on The Engaging Brand Podcast about his latest book - Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks. The Engaging Brand podcast covers social marketing, business ideas and brand marketing tips. In this podcast Anna and August talk about:
  • Why the Trappist Monks have a better business model than traditional businesses
  • The importance business mission and why consultants have rendered it useless.
  • Do businesses fail because they concentrate on the concrete products rather than abstract goal.
  • "How it's not what I did, it's what I didn't do".
  • The concept of personal transformation - it's in our own self interest to forget self interest. It is about selflessness.
  • The role of leadership and personal transformation.
  • How you have to care as a leader.
  • How leaders ask questions rather than provide answers....don't lecture, act.
  • To understand community, you need to live within communities.
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