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The Teacher's Path with Pete Reilly

Feb 09, 2016 by August Turak
Join Pete Reilly for an interview with August Turak as they discuss Turak's spiritual quest, how it led him to Mepkin Abbey, and eventually extraordinary business success. They discuss how selflessness and a total dedication to service can produce both a transformation fo being and success in the workplace. Reilly states that August's words are especially important for those who work in schools on behalf of children.

Click here to watch the videos.

You are also invited to check out Pete Reilly's book: A Path with Heart

"A Path with Heart" is an invitation to think about great teaching as a journey of personal and professional self-discovery. Master Teachers understand, and research confirms, that it’s not only what we “know” about our subject...

The BBC and Me on Russia and More

Jan 26, 2016 by August Turak
Had a great time last night on the BBC show Business Matters. I was joined by Simon Littlewood, President at ACG Global in Singapore. I am huge fan of the BBC and honored to be an ongoing contributor. You can listen here to the show if by some act of God you missed me last night!!

Overview of this episode:

Moscow says the economy shrank by 3.7% in 2015. Alexei Zakharov, assistant professor at the Higher School of Economics tells us how the government will try to manage the economic decline. Also, we find out why the US Treasury has told the BBC that it considers the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, to be corrupt.

It has been a turbulent year since Syriza won...

The BBC and Me on Pfizer and More

Nov 24, 2015 by August Turak
Had a great time last night on the BBC show Business Matters. I was joined by Kate Lorenz, managing director of Ark Relocation, in Hong Kong. I am huge fan of the BBC and honored to be an ongoing contributor. You can listen here to the show if by some act of God you missed me last night!!

Overview of this episode:

A $160bn deal has been struck to create the world's biggest pharmaceutical company. US based drug giant Pfizer, maker of among other things Viagra and Lipitor, would merge with Allergan - the maker of Botox that is based in Ireland. It could save Pfizer hundreds of millions a year in taxes - as it would move its headquarters...

The BBC and Me on The World Cup and More

Oct 29, 2015 by August Turak
Had a great time last night on the BBC show Business Matters. I was joined by Sofia McFarland of the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong. I am huge fan of the BBC and honored to be an ongoing contributor. You can listen here to the show if by some act of God you missed me last night!!

Overview of this episode:

You might have thought FIFA's reputation could not get any worse, but the suspended president of the world governing body of football has now revealed that the votes for the host of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were a sham. The head of the English Football Association, Greg Dyke, says there may now be ground to demand...

The BBC and Me on Refugees and More

Oct 16, 2015 by August Turak
Had a great time last night on the BBC show Business Matters. I was joined by Dr. Saqib Qureshi, author of Reconstructing Strategy: Dancing with the Objectivity God. I am huge fan of the BBC and honored to be an ongoing contributor. You can listen here to the show if by some act of God you missed me last night!!

Overview of this episode:

The long war in Syria has left its immediate neighbours struggling to cope with huge numbers of refugees - numbers that dwarf the figures that are proving so hard for Europe's collective leadership to tackle. The UN Refugee Agency's planning figures project a possible 937,000 Syrians in Jordan - and as many as 1.8 million in...

The BBC and Me on Volkswagen and More

Sep 24, 2015 by August Turak
Had a great time last night on the BBC show Business Matters. I was joined by sustainable clothing designer Tom Cridland, in London. I am huge fan of the BBC and honored to be an ongoing contributor on Business Matters. You can listen here to the show if by some act of God you missed me last night!!

Overview of this episode:

Volkswagen was a brand that seemed to epitomise German efficiency and reliability. Not anymore. The scandal of deliberately falsified emission tests has grown to the point where Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn has had to resign. The company has set aside €6.5bn to deal with the probable costs. So who could be faced with the task of turning the...

The BBC and Me

Aug 13, 2015 by August Turak
Had a great time last night on the BBC show Business Matters. I am huge fan and honored to be an ongoing contributor. You can listen here to the show if by some act of God you missed me last night!!

I was asked to take a quick quiz prior to the show. The quiz was titled: Would you make a good entrepreneur? It posed the following question:

Do you have what it takes to successfully start a business, and grow it into a large and profitable company? Many of us have dreamed of setting up our own business, of becoming our own boss, and earning our own way in the world.

Take the BBC Business Matters two-minute biz quiz to discover their...

The BBC Meets August

Jul 21, 2015 by August Turak
Had a great time on Business Matters last night on the BBC. I know lots of you are now kicking yourselves for missing out. But take heart here's the link online. As usual I am witty, succinct, incisive and perspicacious so don't miss it!

After my guest appearance on the BBC's show Business Matters, Melissa told me that they want to have me on a regular basis as a contributor. I am thrilled. First of all I'm a big fan of the BBC and listen myself. But more importantly it demonstrates that my message of service and selflessness is resonating with a world wide audience.

Maybe I'm not "a voice crying in the wilderness" after all!

My thanks once again to so many...

Turak on Income for Baby Boomers

Jul 07, 2015 by August Turak
I joined Ken Queen, host of the Income for Baby Boomers Podcast recently. He asked a lot of questions about my beginnings as an entrepreneur, and we covered many aspects of starting a business. I think some of his questions, and my responses could lead to some important business insights. We had a lot of fun too! Click here to listen.

Turak on All Things Connected with Dr. Julie

Sep 27, 2014 by August Turak
August Turak joined Dr. Julie Krull on The Dr. Julie Show ~ All Things Connected to discuss Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks. Listen to the podcast here. This podcast airs on Transformation Talk Radio - "Transforming the World One Listener at a Time!"

The Dr. Julie Show explores the interconnection of life – within our selves, spirit, humanity, nature, and the sacred whole of creation. Dr. Julie is joined by visionary leaders and change-makers from around the world, to explore what's emergent with the environment, spirituality, relationships, health, the arts, education, and the evolution of consciousness. Find out more about Dr. Julie.

August on The Boomer Business Owner with Charlie Poznek

Aug 23, 2014 by August Turak
August Turak was featured on The Boomer Business Owner podcast with Charlie Poznek! Check out the interview.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN “The trappist monks and people like Warren Buffet are successful not despite the fact that they have high principles and ethical standards, but because they do.”  How the foundations of capitalism can be traced back to the Trappist monks  How to apply Trappist teachings to your own business  “Remember that every startup dies a thousand deaths” “It’s in our own self-interest to forget our self-interests.” Find out more about Charlie Poznek and The Boomer Business Owner Podcast here.

Behind the Noise

Aug 22, 2014 by August Turak
Ever feel like the world is filled with a little too much madness and not enough meaning? Check out the demo for August Turak's upcoming new Static Beach show, Behind the Noise.

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About Static Beach…



The Static Beach story begins in Los Angeles in 2006, when founder Mark Sutherland was walking in his newly adopted hometown in the South Bay. The Ohio-born radio and television host/producer had recently returned from a trip to the Caribbean to direct “Beach Week” for the Travel Channel and was thinking about connecting his broadcast and beach worlds when he was struck by an epiphany: They should collide to create something new.

As one of the architects of Radio Disney, Mark was uniquely positioned to act on...

Entrepreneurship, Meaning and Authenticity

Jun 27, 2014 by August Turak
Stephen Lahey of Small Business talent has a transformative conversation with August Turak in this podcast. [READ MORE]

In this podcast, August shares his fascinating perspective on a number of topics, including: Your business as a vehicle for personal development The value of following your intuition in business and life What “The Hero’s Journey” means to your business [READ MORE]

Stephen Lahey is the host of the SmallBusinessTalent® podcast and the founder of SmallBusinessTalent.com, which provides you with fresh sales and marketing ideas from real-world experts. It’s all about helping you grow your business in a more profitable and fulfilling way. Lahey has been a self-employed consultant for 13 years. He has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to solo professionals. Through hands-on experience he has learned...

The Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

May 23, 2014 by August Turak
Founding Partner of BrandingBusiness, Ray Baird sits down with August Turak, entrepreneur, business consultant and the author of Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity to share principles that have enabled the monks to excel at business for hundreds of years. Listen to the podcast.

Topics covered in this episode include: Piety in Business: It's in your own self interest, to forget your self interests. (4:53) The Monk Brand: How to live out the brand everyday. (7:33) Quality, Trust and Consistency: Never forget these three principles. (10:17) Why even Google misunderstands branding. (14:23) BrandingBusiness is the leading brand strategy firm dedicated to building B2B Brands. BrandingBusiness is a new brand consulting and strategy firm built for a new age. BrandingBusiness is...

What Can You Learn About Business From Monks?

May 15, 2014 by August Turak
What if you spent much of your time with monks? You'd probably be calmer, make more money, and sparkle on the radio! August Turak lights the way with Maureen Anderson on her radio talk show,  Doing What Works... "your guide to a better life!" So turn off your phone, enjoy the conversation, and get in touch with what you really want out of life.

Listen to the podcast now!

Are you excited to get up in the morning and tear into another day? Or do you dread everything about it? Do you ever wonder, "Is that all there is?" Even if what gnaws at you is mostly background, we want to put the bounce back in your step.

Maureen Anderson is the host of Doing What...

From MTV, To The Monastery, Find Out How Being Selfless Can Lead To A Life That Is WOW!

May 08, 2014 by August Turak
We invite you to join David Ralph as he talks with August Turak on the Join Up Dots Podcast to discover how being selfless can lead to a life that is WOW!

Show Highlights How a small child’s walk in the snow, singing Xmas carols might well have shown the path to the future! How being selfless will help you find your true calling! The less he focuses on money the more he makes! How loneliness as a youngster helped him realize that there was a better way to be! Click here to listen now!

Join Up Dots mission is Helping us all believe that the future can be anything we want it to be. Click here to learn more about David Ralph and Join Up Dots.

The Life-Changing Leadership Secrets of The Trappist Monks

Apr 12, 2014 by August Turak
August Turak recently joined Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie on The More Human Leadership Podcast to discuss Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks. Listen to the podcast to discover... Why August drove through the gates of the Mepkin Abbey in 1996 How his observations of service and selflessness led to a popular Forbes article, and then the book How to “aim past the target” to a higher purpose The big difference between having a mission and having a plan Why having a coach and mentor is so important to your mission Why leadership has to be about something “worth doing” The essential task of leadership  What really made Darth Vader evil How leadership success relies on keeping promises- even the smallest ones. What the Monks and Warren Buffet have in common If...

August's Appearance on The Boss Show

Mar 13, 2014 by August Turak
August recently appeared on The Boss Show with co-hosts Jim Hessler and Steve Montenko. Jim & Steve discuss with Turak the profound business success of the Trappist Monks and explore why personal growth shouldn't be seen as a path to success. Click here to listen!

Jim Hessler is known as "the business guy" and Steve Montenko is known as "the psychology guy." Together on The Boss Show they discuss "workplace wisdom with heart and humor" in a fun and energetic format. Read more about Jim & Steve on The Boss Show. We want to express our heartfelt appreciation for being such a great guest! Hope our paths cross again, and meanwhile, Jim and I wish you the best with your mission!" - Steve Montenko Click here...

YoPro Wealth: Wealth with a Capital "W" (Part 2)

Feb 14, 2014 by August Turak
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Some of the keys to true wealth have nothing to do with money directly. And this episode of YoPro Wealth, you will learn what we mean and how to achieve 'Wealth' with a capital "W". This is the 2nd half of Austin Netzley's discussion with August Turak, the New York Times bestselling author of Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks. Click here to listen.

For anybody in business or looking to achieve more success in any area of your life, this podcast will inspire you immensely!  I know that this interview will inspire you as much as it has inspired me."  – Austin Netzley In This Podcast, You'll Learn: The quickest way to Wealth. Why...

YoPro Wealth: Austin Asks August About the Secrets to Business & Life (Part 1)

Feb 13, 2014 by August Turak
Do you want the secret to business and life? Well, this is the podcast is for you. And a free bonus for you: this secret also helps you get as much financial wealth as you could ever imagine. Austin Netzley interviews August Turak and asks about the secrets to business and life on his podcast, YoPro Wealth. Click here to listen.

The YoPro Wealth podcast  is hosted by Austin Netzley as he interviews successful Millionaires, Investors, Financial Planners, Authors & Entrepreneurs! discovered by Player FM and our community. [Read More] I know that this interview will inspire you as much as it has inspired me. Our discussion went long since August has such a great amount of wisdom to share, so the interview is split...
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