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

Welcome. This is my business page. Please see Capabilities for what I do, Highlights for what I’ve done — click on the images there for more detail.

Strategy, advocacy, resolving disputes, managing diverse projects: that’s it in a nutshell. Mostly I’m in the United States. [see online article on Afghanistan]

My partners and clients have included companies, entrepreneurs, non-profits, philanthropists, public figures, institutions and governments. My focus has been land use, communications and public affairs in general.

The main challenge can sometimes be to navigate the cross currents. Conflicting values, or conflicting perceptions of value, will conspire to sink sound ideas. Shibumi Strategies exists to pursue good business while advancing good ideas.

So — I’m a consultant. I’m also a speaker and author. Please Contact me to describe your business prospect, to book a speaking date, or to 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