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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 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


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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