Leadership & Innovation
Geshe Michael Roach
The Diamond Cutter
Michael Roach is the author of The Diamond Cutter, which tells the story of how he used the ancient wisdom of Tibet to create one of the fastest-growing companies in the history of New York. The book is now used by over 3 million people to succeed in business and life.
Michael Roach is one of the founders of Andin International Diamond Corporation, which has gone from zero to annual sales of $200 million, and was recently purchased by Warren Buffett, America’s second wealthiest man. Michael is the author of “The Diamond Cutter”, published by Doubleday Company, which tells the story of how he used the ancient wisdom of Tibet to help create Andin, one of the fastest-growing companies in the history of New York. This book has become an international best-seller and has been translated into some 20 different languages. It is used by over 3 million people globally to help them achieve personal and business success.
“The Diamond Cutter” draws on Michael’s corporate experience in a broad range of business skills. Its principles were used first in human resources, as Michael hired, trained, and motivated hundreds of employees for Andin; the current workforce for the company in all associated operations exceeds 5,000 employees, with high worker satisfaction and almost no turnover. He was also the primary negotiator for company purchasing, which in peak season exceeded over one million diamonds per month, and has developed sophisticated training methods for all negotiation and purchasing operations.
Diamond Cutter principles were also applied to manufacturing and quality control processes, especially with offshore production centers that Michael helped found and manage in countries including China, Thailand, Israel, Japan, and Brazil. At Andin, with the help of The Diamond Cutter, Michael also pioneered an entire range of new inventory control systems and budgeting procedures which have now been imitated by companies around the world seeking inexpensive but highly accurate financial and inventory accountability.
…the secrets of “The Diamond Cutter” can make any executive, and any company, reach an extraordinary level of success in every aspect of business and also life.
He is also a pioneer in information technology systems that are now used globally in some of the largest database projects of their kind. He currently travels internationally to teach individuals and companies how the secrets of The Diamond Cutter can make any executive, and any company, reach an extraordinary level of success in every aspect of business and also life.