Mark Twain, on Media
“If you don’t read the newspaper you’re uniformed. If you do read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.”


A Japanese concept with no easy translation, Shibumi involves the essence of beauty, or elegant simplicity. It begins with clarity, demands integrity and seeks finesse in following the most natural course.

See Business for what I do, Highlights for what I’ve done — click on the images for more detail.

Strategy, advocacy, managing people and projects: that’s more or less my portfolio. Clients are companies, entrepreneurs, non-profits, philanthropists, institutions and governments, mostly in the U. S. [See article on Afghanistan.]

In business, in politics, in life: it’s always a challenge to navigate the cross currents. Conflicting values, and conflicting perceptions of value, conspire to sink sound ideas. Shibumi Strategies exists to pursue good business while advancing good ideas.

So — I’m a consultant. And a speaker and author. Please Contact me to describe your business prospect, book a speaking date or reserve a copy of my forthcoming novel, Water on the Rock. It’s a murder mystery.

Thank you for visiting my web site.


Paul Freeman
Shibumi Strategies LLC