The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change
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The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change

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Gold Medal Winner, Business Fable, 2012 Axiom Business Book Awards

A personal leadership fable on applying principles of Zen to work & life choices.

"The Shibumi Strategy" is a little book about a big breakthrough. It tells the story of a hardworking family man who finds himself in crisis when his company closes. Through his struggle, and guidance from unlikely sources,...more
ebook, 176 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by Jossey-Bass
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Silash Ruparell
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My one liner: Simplicity. Austerity and the subtraction of the non-essential. Quietude and stillness. Asymmetry and Seductive Imperfection. Naturalness without artifice. Subtlety and Suggestion. Incremental improvement produces immense change in the long run. Told as a fable, this book provides a nice template for self-review.

Ok, so maybe you have or haven’t read Shibumi, the 1979 fictional thriller by Trevenian, reviewed in my previous p...more
Phil Simon
The only other "business fiction" book that I read was Death by Meeting. By way of background, I absolutely loved May's second book - In Pursuit of Elegance. May's style consistently leaves me wanting more. Like "Elegance", "Shibumi" says quite a bit in relatively few pages. It's a quick read with a really interesting point: sometimes we have to do less to do more. You could apply its principles to many pursuits and, as someone marketing his own books, should heed the advice of the book. Highly...more
Walt DeGrange
Simple tale that uses a story to illustrate the meaning of Shibumi.
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