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

August Turak

Abstract

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 Abbey for seventeen years. As a frequent monastic guest, he learned firsthand from the monks as they grew an incredibly successful portfolio of businesses. Service and selflessness are at the heart of the 1,500-year-old monastic tradition's remarkable business success. It is an ancient though immensely relevant economic model that preserves what is positive and productive about capitalism while transc ... More

Keywords: business success, Trappist monks, Mepkin Abbey, economic model, capitalism, monastic business, Warren Buffett, transformational organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231160629
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

August Turak, author