[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] My guest on the podcast today is August Turak. He’s an accomplished entrepreneur and award winning author who now attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey. As a frequent monastic guest, he learned firsthand from the monks as they grew incredibly successful businesses.
Over the course of his career, August worked in sales and marketing for a number of major corporations. He held several leadership positions at MTV Networks, A&E Networks, and Bell Atlantic. He also ran his own successful software companies, Raleigh Group International and Elsinore Technologies, which he later sold.
August’s essay, titled “Brother John”, won the $100,000 grand prize in the John Templeton Foundation’s Power of Purpose essay contest. He has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Selling Magazine, the New York Times, Business Week, and as a popular contributor at Forbes.com.
Today on the 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
In this in-depth interview, August draws on his 30 years in business, and his unique personal journey. He also offers valuable resources to transform your business and your life — both in his bestselling book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity (published by Columbia Business School Publishing), and in his upcoming LIVE course, Movies, Monks, and Heroes: Finding Meaning and Success through Authenticity.
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