A Japanese concept with no translation, Shibumi 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 U. S. [see online article on Afghanistan]

I’ve worked with companies, entrepreneurs, non-profits, philanthropists, public figures, institutions, and governments. Typically my work involves real estate, communications, development, or public affairs in general.

Often the task is to help 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



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