Milo Jones | IE Economic Environment

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Dr. Milo Jones has been a Visiting Professor at IE since 2008. In the past, he has worked in senior positions in several international companies, and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.  He is the co-author of Constructing Cassandra:  Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001, published in 2010 by Stanford University Press. In addition to his teaching, Milo serves on several boards and consults on strategy and the application of intelligence frameworks to business and financial problems. He is currently researching the geopolitics of automation and digital technologies.

Corporate Experience

  • 2001 – Present Managing Director, Inveniam Strategy, Dublin, Ireland
  • 1998-2000 Senior Manager, Organizational Strategy & Change, Accenture, London
  • 1994-1996 Stockbroker, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, New York, NY
  • 1989-1993 Officer, United States Marine Corps; graduate, US Army Airborne School


Academic Experience

  • Milo Jones has taught at IE since 2008 in the MBA, and Masters in Advanced Finance, and Executive Education Programmes. Every year since beginning, he has won awards for teaching excellence.
  • His classes have included:, Business, Government and Society, The Multinational Firm and Geostrategy, Geopolitics and Investing, Business and Geopolitics: How to Think Like an Intelligence Analyst, and Intelligence Tools for the Business Professional.
  • In addition to his teaching at IE, Milo teaches at Walmart’s Leadership Academy in America and at CEDEP in France.


Academic Background

  • 1985-1989 BA in Art History, Northwestern University
  • 1996-1998 MBA, London Business School
  • 2002-2003 MA (Hons), International Relations, The University of Kent
  • 2004-2010 PhD, International Relations, The University of Kent
  • Milo’s book, Constructing Cassandra, was reviewed in Intelligence and National Security, Parameters and The International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, among others.
  • His articles have appeared in La Nouvelle Revue Geopolitique, Annales des Mines and Revue Défense Nationale.and his papers on strategic surprise have been presented twice at the Academy of Management Annual Conference.


Other information of interest

  • Milo is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar. He is also a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and The Jamestown Foundation.
  • A native of Manhattan, Milo is married, has one child, and lives in Warsaw.