The Diamond Cutter
The now classic work on business from the foremost American teacher of Buddhist philosophy— reissued in a tenth anniversary edition with compelling case studies that showcase its principles in action around the globe
With a unique combination of ancient and contemporary tools from universal Asian thought, The Diamond Cutter presents readers with powerful strategies for causing success in their personal and professional lives. The book is presented in three layers. The first is a translation of The Diamond Cutter Sutra, an ancient account of conversations between the Buddha and a close student. The second contains quotes and insights from some of the greatest logical commentaries on the tradition. The third layer — the main text — presents a methodical how-to guide from 2,500 years ago, super-charged for modern life: the practical application of these great ideas for producing specific results in business, government and personal life, based upon Geshe Michael Roach’s seventeen-years of experience as a executive of the Andin International Diamond Corporation, which he helped to grow — using these principles — from four employees to a world leader in the jewelry industry with over $250MM in annual sales.
Roach’s easy style, deep understanding and real-life experience make The Diamond Cutter an invaluable source of timeless wisdom for those familiar or unfamiliar with Asian philosophy. His focus on practical personal and business applications has resonated with and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals the world over since its original publication.