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

by August Turak
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The Kickass Life with David Wood

The Kickass Life with David Wood
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...

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

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
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
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
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...

EPA on Memorial Day

by August Turak
On Thursday, May 26th 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency held a Memorial Day Celebration and welcomed August Turak as their modern day Renaissance Man and the guest speaker. With 40 years of protecting health and the environment, the United States Environmental Protection Agency knows what it means to recognize the selfless service of others and continues to strive towards what Turak describes as a Transformational Organization. Turak demonstrates through stories and case studies why motivation and passion are in short supply and why these are the two  most important things in life.  

Thank you!! –Elaine Manning, EPA

Great speaker. While society may now view it as just another holiday, we can do all in our power to make sure Memorial Day is properly acknowledged. Great Speaker....

The Creative Leadership

The Creative Leadership
by August Turak
Creative Leadership

In August Turak's previous  interview on Breakfree to Success with Doug Foresta, Turak shared Joseph Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces. Answering the question: What do people really want? Turak left listeners wanting more of the transformational tools necessary to succeed in life.

In this Part 2 episode, Turak shares lessons on creative leadership with Doug Foresta and Blog Talk Radio listeners. Find out how you can improve your leadership skills and what creativity has to do with it all by listening now.

Didn't hear Part 1? Click here to listen to the Interview that lead to this follow up Blog Talk Radio appearance.

Blog Talk Radio Interview: The Hero's Journey

Blog Talk Radio Interview: The Hero's Journey
by August Turak
Hero With A Thousand Faces

Doug Foresta, host of Breakfree to Success, questioned August on the power of service and selflessness. With a thorough explanation of Joseph Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces and it's transformative applications to the everyday non-heroic lives we all lead, this is a must-hear interview!

There were so many great questions from Doug, that they ran out of time prompting him to send us this email: Please pass along a big THANK YOU to August for coming on the show! He is truly amazing! I would love to schedule a part 2 to have him come back - there is so much more I'd love to have him share with listeners. Listen to Part 2 of this interview, Creative...

Radio Interview: How to Set a Mission as an Entrepreneur

Radio Interview: How to Set a Mission as an Entrepreneur
by August Turak
Mr. Turak was interviewed on E-Factor radio on 8/30. Listen to the archive on www.smallbizamerica.com!

Turak discusses his secrets for becoming a successful entrepreneur. Always aim past the target; have a higher goal than making money. Higher missions can and should be intimately connected to every aspect of your business through your management model. Service and selflessness is a model specifically designed to prove that it is in your own self interest to forget your self interest. You will be more successful the more you focus on your mission.

Welcome NPR Listeners!

by August Turak
In case you missed the show, listen to the archive on Conscious Capitalism.

A little back ground on August Turak:

August is an award winning author, entrepreneur, and corporate executive. His primary focus is to demonstrate through examples and case studies that the more an organization is built around service and selflessness the more its people will be passionate, its culture creative, its customers delighted, and its bottom line profitable. Service and selflessness means understanding, internalizing and then acting upon the simple notion that it is in our own self interest to forget our self interest. The organizations that embody these principals are termed “Transformational Organizations.” Turak develops specific strategies and tactics to show leaders how to create Transformational Organizations that achieve these breath...

Turak on NPR – Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins

Turak on NPR – Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins
by August Turak
Mike Collins interviewed Mr. Turak, August 27 on NPR's Charlotte Talks. Listen to the archive! Turak applies his transformational model of Service and Selflessness to our current economic woes and charts a new way out. Find out why the secret lies in transcending capitalism not destroying it, and learn and how to apply these lessons to your own life and career with dramatic results. What do I do? Subscribe to the email list (upper right corner) to get updates on future radio shows and events!

Don't figure it out, Find out by reading more: Read Turak’s article Business Secrets of the Trappists on Forbes.com to explore how to lead all the competing factions of one’s brain, one’s self! Read Faith, Trial, and Transformation on 7th...

August Turak Hosts Empowerment Hour

August Turak Hosts Empowerment Hour
by August Turak
The Gift of Gump: Forrest Gump, Bubba, and the Secret to Success.



Listen as August Turak hosted Empowerment Hour with Joel Wiggins. Turak met Joel Wiggins when they were both invited to speak at a recent TEDxTriangle event. Find out how that encounter led to August hosting the show in Joel's absence.

In the first segment, Turak details the six lessons that make Forrest Gump so successful despite his short comings.

Next, Turak applies these lessons to his own success and expands on examples from Forrest Gump.

Finally, Turak takes things a step further and tells us all how to begin to apply these lessons in our own lives by taking small steps... and the most important step is finding others that share our same...

Turak’s Interview on Empowerment Hour

Turak’s Interview on Empowerment Hour
by August Turak
Don’t miss this provocative interview of August Turak on the award-winning radio show, Empowerment Hour, with Joel Wiggins! Listen in as Turak shares the leadership secrets from the IBM Executive School he absorbed as the protégé to the legendary founder and first director of the IBM Executive School, Louis R. Mobley.  Lessons he later used to build his own super successful company.

Turak on A New Way to Handle Absolutely Everything

Turak on A New Way to Handle Absolutely Everything
by August Turak
The Alchemy of Transformation: Scrooge and the Purpose of Life.

August Turak was interviewed on A New Way to Handle Absolutely Everything with Elese Coit. The show is on the Internet, UpSnap Mobile Streaming, KWRM 106.9FM-HD3 in Seattle and on the Telstar Satellite Network.

Elese is an international radio show personality who hosts A New Way to Handle Absolutely Everything every Wednesday and Friday. Her show features the best of the self-development world.

To listen to Turak on the show, simply click here. and the podcasts are on iTunes here.

Greenwich Leadership Forum

by August Turak
The Greenwich Leadership Forum ("GLF") is an organization providing a forum for business executives to explore how faith and religious principles can play an important role in their decision-making, while building and leading successful and ethically sound organizations. Based on Christian principles and Biblical teachings, GLF is an organization that welcomes men and women from all faith traditions.

In this Greenwich Leadership Forum event with David Miller, Director of Princeton University’s Faith and Work Initiative, Turak credits the spiritual business model of service and selflessness that he learned while living with Trappist monks for his worldly success, and teaches us how to do the same. Eventually the interview turns personal as Turak relives his own Dark Night of the Soul...

Business Secrets of the Trappists Lecture at Duke University

by August Turak
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The lecture was a huge success. Hundreds attended the Business Secrets of the Trappists lecture at Duke University, where August Turak explained his Forbes.com article by the same title. The standing room turnout was riveted by Turak’s call for personal and organizational transformation.

Zentrepreneur: Making Meaning and Money

by August Turak
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"What we all want is purpose and meaning in our lives and what we all fear is that we will not find that purpose and meaning in our life's work."

The North Carolina State University Self Knowledge Symposium, College of Management, and University Entrepreneurship Network presented August Turak: Zentrepreneur, Making Meaning and Money.

In this lecture Turak will draws on his experience as the protégé of Lou Mobley, the man who founded the IBM Executive School, 14 years working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey, and years studying under West Virginian Zen master, Richard Rose to describe just how personal transformation leads to success in business and life.

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August On NPR’s The State Of Things

August On NPR’s The State Of Things
by August Turak
Frank Stasio interviewed Turak on his award winning radio show The State of Things.

The first segment detailed Turak's decision at 21 to trade in his clunker of middle-class normality for a new identity as a full-time spiritual seeker and part-time carpet installer.

Next we meet Richard Rose, the wild, wonderful, West Virginia hillbilly and Zen Master that inspired this transformation, and Louis Mobley, Turak's mentor and founder of the IBM Executive School.

In Segment 3, Stasio hones in on The Business Secrets of the Trappists, Turak's controversial article on Forbes.com that challenged the most basic assumptions of corporate America. Turak also gave Stasio a peek at his upcoming article called The Transformational Organization that explains how every organization can tap into the...