Roach's easy style and spiritual understanding make The Diamond Cutter an invaluable source of timeless wisdom for those familiar or unfamiliar with Tibetan Buddhism. 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.
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"A Cross between the Dalai Lama's ethics and Stephen Covey's Seven Habits, The Diamond Cutter will have you gardening a path to the bank." (Amazon.com review)
"Here is wise advice and counsel on an ethical and prosperous way of being in the workday world based on Tibetan Buddhist principles." (Spirituality and Health)
I teach Buddhism and have done so for 30 years. The essence of the Buddha's teaching is that suffering is reduced by accepting things as they are. This book is akin to the new age "classic" The Secret. In The Diamond Cutter, the author provides a number of very specific inner and outer behaviors that will supposedly and magically change reality to fit a person's particular desires. The world simply does not work like this and this book bears almost no resemblance to the teachings of the Buddha.
Really, even though I am not a Buddhist, listening to this book completely changed my perspective on running the business in general. It can be done differently and enjoyably and I cant wait to put what I learned here into practice. Thank you Geshe Michael.
This book contains a perfect explanation on one of the most important teachings in Buddhism. If you are looking for a book that can change your life and unlock your maximum potential THIS IS IT!
A radical change to think for West, but the only one to believe and practice for this life. Ramiro Sanchez
he was explaining so much bout himself and his company
no one all from his perspective
give more actual advise
all the random not related stories. like about the 2 doors or looking for diamonds on the floor
COMMON I just wanted more I will just read the actual diamond cutter without all the extra stories
This book is so extraordinary, yet written so simply, I am a little afraid one may not take it seriosly enough, as it should. Worth to listen a few times. I was lucky enough to meet Geshe Michael Roach in person, so listening to his voice was even more delighting for me as I could imagin his expression with his words. Truly recommanded!
If you own a business and are looking for a new path, this book will help you to start enjoying your business again, amongst a million other secrets!
Just in case you've always wondered what really makes business work... after all the other books and articles and lectures have come and gone, the essential truths are remarkably simple - and impossibly hard.
There are no quick-fixes - making business work is a hard personal discipline of commitment to start each day with absolute integrity of purpose... everything else will flow from there.
A great look at business ethics and their effects through a Buddhist lens. A number of fantastic principles are discussed as well as interesting facts about the diamond businesses.
A book for every business person, regardless of your beliefs.
My only criticism was in the last section of the book, where famous and pseudo-famous people tell stories of their implementation of the principles and its effect on their lives and businesses; it seemed a little self promoting and a bit inconsistent with the way the rest of the the book was laid out.
Michael Roach, the author, received the Presidential Scholars Medallion from President Richard Nixon and graduated from Princeton University in 1974. He is an ordained Buddhist monk and received the geshe degree in 1995 from the Sera Monastery in India, being the first Westerner to do so.
Roach was also one of the founders at Andin International, an international diamond business in in New York, which grew from a $50,000 investment into a $100,000,000 business.
I love this book. The authors do a great job of first discussing a Buddhist philosophy and then weave it into how these principles apply in real life. Geshe Michael Roach is a very pleasant narrator. I would recommend this book!
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