Paul Arinaga

Paul Arinaga is a writer, fundraiser, marketer and communication consultant. Arinaga is the author of several books including “The SmartPresenter: double your impact and halve your preparation time” and “Sales Forecasting for Busy People.” He has a keen interest in environmental issues and the circular economy. After spending several decades living in Japan and Europe, Arinaga returned home to Hawaii. His dream is help transform Hawaii into a well-governed showcase of sustainable best practice by melding ancient Hawaiian and other wisdom with modern concepts and technologies. Paul is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking, and hiking. Aside from this love of nature, Arinaga also enjoys playing the ukulele and guitar.

Virus Exposes Fundamental Flaws In Our Thinking Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Virus Exposes Fundamental Flaws In Our Thinking

In fact, the greatest lesson of all is that we really are all in this together.

When Traffic Safety Gets Really Personal Paul Arinaga

When Traffic Safety Gets Really Personal

A horrific car accident on Oahu underscores just how much we need safer streets.

Hawaii’s Primary Was Business As Usual Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Primary Was Business As Usual

How best to describe the election? How about “pathetic”?

How To Make Hiking In Hawaii Safer Flickr: Kevin McCarthy

How To Make Hiking In Hawaii Safer

The state could start by providing a website that is the official, definitive source for useful, accurate information about hikes.

Social Media Inspires Unnecessary Risk-Taking By Climbers, Hikers Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Social Media Inspires Unnecessary Risk-Taking By Climbers, Hikers

A blogger may tell you a particular trek is a piece of cake, but such assurances are no substitute for preparation and good judgment.

Cloud Over Hawaii: The Need for Truth and Reconciliation PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Cloud Over Hawaii: The Need for Truth and Reconciliation

Living under a cloud of resentment can never be good for us. In the end, resentment is self-destructive.
Paradise Lost or Paradise Found? 5 Scenarios for Hawaii Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Paradise Lost or Paradise Found? 5 Scenarios for Hawaii

Hawaii has reached a crossroads in its evolution and needs to choose which road to take.