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The Economic Miracle of Mepkin Abbey

August Turak

in Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter reveals the secret behind the business success of the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey. Located just outside Charleston, South Carolina, Mepkin Abbey is now a sanctuary for twenty-five or ... More


Faith

August Turak

in Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter explains how faith contributes to business success by highlighting the case of the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey. In business and our personal lives, it is usually fear of the unknown ... More


Selflessness and Community

August Turak

in Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter explains how selfless service to the community contributes to business success by highlighting the case of the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey. All too often what cripples a business is ... More


Ethical Standards, or, Why Good Things Happen for Good People

August Turak

in Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter explains how adherence to the highest ethical standards contributes to business success by highlighting the case of the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey. A reputation for honesty and ... More


The Power of Trust

August Turak

in Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter explains how trust contributes to business success by highlighting the case of the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey. It argues that the success of every CEO depends far more on vendors, ... More


Mission

August Turak

in Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter describes how we can apply service and selflessness to our secular organizations and even our personal lives with equally explosive results by making sure we have a high, overarching ... More


Excellence for the Sake of Excellence

August Turak

in Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter explains how sacrifice in the name of excellence contributes to business success by highlighting the case of the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey. The suffering that accompanies sacrifice ... More


Living the Life

August Turak

in Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter discusses the importance of faithfully living the life in achieving business success, as the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey vividly demonstrate. The most important secret to Mepkin ... More


Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

August Turak

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

The author of this book is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award-winning writer who attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin ... More


The End of Selfishness

August Turak

in Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter explains how a permanent transformation of being from selfishness to selflessness translates to business success as demonstrated by the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey. According to Louis ... More


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