With every purchase we make we choose to make a political statement.
You don’t need to stand on a picket line, lobby for a campaign, or engage in fierce debates to be political.
With every fair-trade, cruelty-free, vegan, and eco-friendly product we purchase, we make a statement that we value people, other beings, and planet over profit, and we choose to support companies with like-minded values.
On the flip side, with every purchase we make that is not fair-trade, cruelty-free, vegan, or eco-friendly we make a political statement that we value our hard-earned dime over other people, other beings, and the planet—and we choose to support companies with corresponding values.Read more
To Reimagine America, we must reimagine capitalism. Capitalism has been extraordinarily successful over the past two centuries at raising human living standards, life expectancy and life satisfaction. But the old way is not working any more. The world has changed so much and people have evolved so rapidly that we need to bring a higher level of consciousness to the world of business. When we do so, the results can be astonishing.
August Turak is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award-winning author who attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey for seventeen years. As a frequent monastic guest, he learned firsthand from the monks as they grew an incredibly successful portfolio of businesses.
Service and selflessness are at the heart of the 1,500-year-old monastic tradition's remarkable business success. It is 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 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. He demonstrates that monks and people like Warren Buffett are wildly successful not despite their high principles but because of them. Turak also introduces other "transformational organizations" that share the crucial monastic business strategies so critical for success.