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Wed June 19, 2013

Businessman Finds Spiritual Roots Of Capitalism

Cover of 'Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks' by August Turak.
Cover of "Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks" by August Turak.
Credit Columbia Business School Publishing

Augie Turak is a successful businessman with two software companies under his belt. For the past 17 years, he’s studied the business strategies of a group of Trappist Monks living in South Carolina.

His new book about them is called, “Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity” (Columbia Business School Publishing/2013). Host Frank Stasio talks to him about what he learned.

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