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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.

Click here to listen to the show.

Read more about The State of Things and Frank Stasio.

 

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.

The Magical Umbrella: How a Monk's Christmas Present Changed My Life

The Magical Umbrella: How a Monk's Christmas Present Changed My Life
Dec 19, 2011 by August Turak
Christmas is rapidly approaching and each year my thoughts return to the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey. For many years I religiously spent several weeks over Christmas living and working alongside the monks, but unfortunately the last couple have been so busy that I've been unable to get away. But of all my wonderful memories, a single encounter with a monk offering to share an umbrella on a cold Christmas Eve remains the single most formative experience of my life.

Streaming audio version: Listen to Brother John Essay

Six years ago I turned this experience into an essay titled, Brother John, and submitted it to the John Templeton Foundation's Power of Purpose Essay Contest. Of all the wonderful compliments that Brother John has...

3 Keys to Competing

Feb 18, 2011 by August Turak
3 Keys to Competition



Listen as August Turak expands on the 3 Keys to Competing, his most successful article on Forbes.com yet, in this recent interview with Doug Foresta, host of the "Doug Foresta Show" (previously BreakFree to Success) on Blog Talk Radio leaving listeners with the keys to unlock the doors standing between you and the creativity that is essential for your success in business and life.

West Michigan Business Rap

Dec 28, 2010 by August Turak
After hearing Turak speak at the West Michigan AMA, Michael Ritsema, President of i3 Business Solutions, LLC was moved to not only blog about it on his company site. In his own words: I find August Turak's message of selfless service by putting aside preconceived notions and questioning everything compelling. This notion of choosing to change not only one's personal or business condition but one's entire being reaches beyond business value to transformational spiritual implications.

The idea of improvement through focusing on serving others was a notion that I wanted my entire organization to hear. Then it occurred to me that this message was bigger than just my company. I wanted everyone to hear it. August's concepts and ideas are vital to the growth of our...

Listen to Brother John Essay

Dec 24, 2010 by August Turak
Streaming audio version: Listen to Brother John Essay

Why Google is Losing Billions

Why Google is Losing Billions
Nov 23, 2010 by August Turak
Why Google is Losing Billions

Listen to August on Blog Talk Radio as Doug Foresta, host of Breakfree to Success, gets August Turak to reveal why Google is losing billions of dollars and why paying employees more money makes them work less. Turak shares why creativity, meaning and purpose are so important in the workplace.

The Creative Leadership

The Creative Leadership
Oct 25, 2010 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
Sep 17, 2010 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
Sep 07, 2010 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!

Aug 27, 2010 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
Aug 23, 2010 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
Jul 28, 2010 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
May 16, 2010 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
Mar 26, 2010 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.

August On NPR’s The State Of Things

August On NPR’s The State Of Things
Aug 29, 2009 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...