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Business Secrets of the Monastic Monks
August Turak joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the business lessons he learned from the Trappist monks.Turak was a founding employee of MTV and the A&E Network. Later, he founded software companies that eventually sold to BMC Software for $150 million. He currently runs a not-for-profit called the Self-Knowledge Symposium Foundation.As a successful entrepreneur and award-winning author, Turak attributes much of his success to his 20-year stint as a frequent monastic guest of the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey. As a monastic guest, he lives and works alongside the monks sometimes for months at a time.In 1996, a skydiving accident triggered the emotional crisis or â€œDark Night of the Soulâ€ that sent Turak to Mepkin Abbey in search of the spiritual solace he so desperately needed and the monks so graciously provided.In 2004, at the encouragement of some former students, Turak decided to enter the John Templeton Foundationâ€™s Power of Purpose essay contest. He had 3,500 words in which to answer the question: â€œWhat is the Purpose of Life?â€ He had never written anything for publication before, but his "Brother John" essay about an actual Christmas Eve encounter at Mepkin Abbey won the $100,000 grand prize.Later, he wrote an article for Forbes.com called "Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks." It went viral. As a result, he was invited to become a leadership contributor at Forbes. In addition, Columbia Business School Publishing asked Turak to turn his article into a book.That book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEOâ€™s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity, applies monastic principles to secular business.Turakâ€™s latest book, Brother John: A Monk, a Pilgrim and the Purpose of Life, combines his Templeton Prize winning essay with the illustrations of the award-winning artist Glenn Harrington to offer an inspirational message of meaning and purpose.Connect with August Turak:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aturakTwitter: https://twitter.com/AugustTurakLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/augustturak/Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 190
What a program folks! We've got the sights AND the sounds. Erica and Lena join us to talk about creating art for The Shrouded Isle and the music for Celeste. We also dive in into the puzzling nature of Destiny 2, the news, and your emails.
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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 195
Love is in the air! The full crew is here and everyone is enjoying their post-Valentines Day bliss! Listen in as they discuss Far Cry New Dawn, Metro Exodus, more Apex Legends, Mario 3D World, and of course which candy is good and which candy is not good.