Roach wrote a book, made all employees buy it or face termination. Only good thing was the title,"To catcha mouse, make a noise like a cheese!" This way he got on the best seller list.
The book was written by Lou Kornfeld, not Roach. And it was free to employees, we didn't have to buy it.
I was at Tandy while Tandy was alive, and was distressed when he passed. But I stayed there till 1985.
I knew Roach from when he was VP over manufacturing, which is where he was over Leininger, when the first TRS-80 was designed. That's how I ran into Roach.
Always liked Roach, but the company did change under him. He led the charge into computers. Unfortunately towards his end of tenure other people moved in the 'suits' that were IBM mindset, and the whole system started to suck. By then Roach was just a placeholder till he was to move on. After he left, there never was a strong leadership.