Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity. August Turak () New York: Columbia University Press. Review by. Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks has ratings and 23 reviews. Gail said : ***Be sure to check out the Mepkin Abbey tour link included in the revi. Recently, August released a new book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks. It is filled with practical business advice, yet infused with a.
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An inspiration to us all! I give this book four stars and think that if you like quasi-spiritual business books, you likely will love this one.
In the case of AA, he shows that the participants become invested bysiness helping others, not just themselves, and that is part of the recovery process. What do Trappist monks have to do with business? Please explain how that worked in practice. If we business owners can follow their example and learn to b as committed, consistent and as disciplined our business would be thriving by leaps and bounds.
This book is a good read, and tells the story of the monks and of his journey with them in a great way. Serving such a mission inspires us to sacrifice for our commitment to it and we, in turn, are transformed in service of the greater good.
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He maintains that these principles of business or life, in my case will work regardless of your faith in God. We must have faith is something that actually has the power to affect the outcome. Determination towards a common series of goals can have a rather cohesive, beneficial effect. But, “faith alone,” is not enough. At the time I was the CEO of two software start-ups so of course I wondered if and how I and other business people might do the same.
It’s not often that we have a chance for transformational experiences, and I wanted to share some of his message with you. Chuck rated it it was amazing Oct 23, You put principles first and a plan second.
I enjoyed this book but I am not sure what I will take from it. Oct 11, Landon rated it it was amazing. Furthermore, the monks develop a trap;ist sense of community among themselves, and that sense of being part of something much bigger than themselves drives them even more.
Aug 24, Gail Welborn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mojks content of this book is not significantly different from any other business self-help book.
The part of Turak’s book about gathering and sorting eggs resonated with the present reviewer, a son of the soil. Jen rated it liked it Jul 22, S As a freshman in college, I had the fortunate experience to hear August Turak speak on campus. He does and excellent job of buskness the mission of the monks into the business world. Money is just a mechanism for storing human time and energy and making it portable…how we utilize these scarce resources is the best way to divine our true priorities.
While the mission of the monastery is to serve God, sometimes the mission of a company ends up being fluff. Both for business use and for applying to ones personal life. Turak ends the book by talking about how the monks are committed to their lifestyle, and stresses the importance of entrepreneurs and businesspeople acting the same in their worlds. And every great leader knows that the more he focuses on making other people successfu l the more successful he becomes. Via NetGalley, Columbia Business School Publishing provided me with a copy of this book for the purposes of reading and reviewing it.
Our world would be a much better and richer place if more businesses were run this way.
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I am a stay-at-home mom who is home educating two daughters. Multiple times he uses the United States Marine Corps and Alcoholics Anonymous as examples of a sense of community and a sense of belonging being a driving force. Susan Payton August 5, at 1: You can leave a comment by clicking here. He wants to bbusiness business people translate monastic style commitment to their organizations.
As I point out in my book, Jack Welch used the same approach to transform GE from a tired old relic secrfts the industrial age to the most admired and profitable company in the world.
Combining vivid case studies from his thirty-year business career with intimate portraits of the monks at work, Turak shows how Trappist principles can be successfully applied to a variety of secular business settings and to our personal lives as well. Ti Roberts August 5, at I wrangled busiess invitation for a weekend retreat and have been returning ever since, sometimes for weeks and months at a time.
Your email address will not be published. So what is it exactly that Turak has learned from the monks? You said something that trapist me: The monks have a vocation. Maybe there was some divine intervention for the author but this turned out to be surprisingly engaging, rather different and a bit of a good read to boot.