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Author Turak, August, author.

Title The business secrets of the Trappist monks : one CEO's quest for meaning and authenticity / August Turak.

Published New York : Columbia Business School Publishing, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 182 pages).
Series Columbia Business School Publishing
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents The economic miracle of Mepkin Abbey -- What we all really want -- The end of selfishness -- Goat rodeos and the transformational organization -- Mission -- Selflessness and community -- Excellence for the sake of excellence -- Ethical standards, or, why good things happen for good people -- Faith -- The power of trust -- Self-knowledge and authenticity -- Living the life.
Summary "In addition to his work as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, and consultant, for the last sixteen years August Turak worked alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey, watching firsthand as they undertook new enterprises and sustained an incredibly successful business practice. Service and selflessness are at the heart of this 1,500-year-old monastic tradition's remarkable business success, an ancient though immensely relevant economic model that preserves what is positive and productive about capitalism while transcending its ethical limitations and internal contradictions. Combining the lessons he's learned from thirty years of business experience with intimate portraits of the monks at work, Turak shows how Trappist principles have been successfully applied in a variety of business settings. He demonstrates how the monks and such agnostics as Warren Buffett are wildly successful not despite their fanatical commitment to the highest principles but because of them. Turak also points to other 'transformational organizations' that share critical components of the abbey's philosophy conducive to success"--Provided by publisher.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Abbey of Our Lady of Mepkin (Moncks Corner, S.C.)
Business ethics -- United States.
Success in business -- United States.
Libros electronicos.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780231535229 (electronic book)
0231535228 (electronic book)
9780231160629 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0231160623 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard Number 10.7312/tura16062