He also received the Graduate Gemologist Degree from the Gemological Institute of America and the Fellow of the Gemological Association Degree from the Gemological Association of Great Britain—the two highest degrees in the world for the science of diamonds and gemstones.
Geshe Michael has written more than 20 books, including the best selling business book The Diamond Cutter (Random House) which has been translated and published in more than 25 languages worldwide, and which explains how the smashing success of Andin International was produced using the wisdom learned in the monastery, which later became “The Diamond Cutter System” or “DCI System.” The book focuses on Geshe Michael’s personal experiences, and how to use “The DCI System” to create any result and solve any problem.
In 2015, Geshe Michael founded The Sedona College of International Management, which in 2017 began providing three trainings each year at the Sedona worldwide headquarters, bringing together inspired professionals from 17 countries in each 15-day “Academic Session” for two separate, simultaneous intensive training tracks. The “DCI Track” trains professionals on how to teach “The DCI System” worldwide, and the “Ancient Classics Translator Track” teaches a small and select group of young translators the translation and interpretive skills needed to turn the cryptic ancient prose found in the rescued manuscripts into an exciting and useful modern handbook for success. The great books which are being translated by the Sedona group contain much of the best and most exquisite thinking on leadership by the greatest authors in the world, many of whom would otherwise have never been known. This historic work provides a constantly growing foundation for “The DCI System”, and the growing DCI audiences worldwide.
Geshe Michael has personally translated and published more than 20,000 pages of the classical literature of Asian culture; and has given lectures for many of the leading universities and corporations in 30+ countries.