The Business Monk was founded by Dave Burns to help transform the way we approach business.

After spending years “seeking more” through drug addiction, meditation, music, and traditional personal development, he discovered while working at a startup that the practice of business itself could be a profound vehicle for personal transformation—and, that taking a transformational approach to business also resulted in extraordinary business growth.

After founding three of his own businesses, he left two of them behind and sold his stake in the third to found The Business Monk, to help spread the mission of “sacred business” to the world.

Today he lives in Santa Monica with his wife, Carolyn, where he devotes his mornings and evenings to ritual, reading old books, and his marriage.

Below are a selection of writings by Dave on the themes of business, relationship, and spiritual practice.


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