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Geopolitical shocks are back in the news: Brexit, rising populism in America and the EU, migrant crises, the Arab Spring, commodity busts, etc. As much as hard-headed business people have to simply “get on with it,” an awareness of the geopolitical forces behind the headlines can make managing the daily ups and downs of a P&L easier.

It can also lead to the earlier recognitions of innovations, opportunities and risks. This session looks at some myths and also what is knowable about four important areas of geopolitical change, and tries to figure out what is currently “bears watching”, and why.





OSAKA 01/23/2018

TOKYO 01/25/2018

TOKYO 01/26/2018


Milo Jones

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 teaching "Geopolitics" and "Intelligence Tools for the Business Professional".

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.