This blog is published by Philippe Silberzahn and Milo Jones.
Philippe Silberzahn is Associate Professor at EMLYON Business School, France. He is also a Research Fellow at the Management Research Center (CRG) of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France, where he received his PhD.
His research interests lie at the intersection of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He studies how businesses deal with radical uncertainty. He explores the role and actions of entrepreneurs and innovators in this process of markets and organization creation, and how large organizations manage strategic surprises and disruptions.
He has over twenty years of industry experience as an entrepreneur and CEO, having participated in the creation or acquisition of four high technology firms, and as an international consultant. From 2004 till 2009, he was a Research Associate at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He was previously a senior strategy consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in Singapore.
He holds a MSc in Computer Science, a MS in Management from the Sorbonne University, and an MBA from the London Business School.
Milo Jones is a Co-founder and Managing Director of Insight Advisory Partners and President of Inveniam Strategy. He is also a Visiting Professor at one of Europe’s leading business schools, IE in Madrid, Spain and a non-Executive Director of two private firms.
His research interests are non-market strategy, intelligence analysis,and geopolitics. He is an active participant in the Forecasting World Events Project, sponsored by the US ODNI‘s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.
At IE, Milo teaches a variety of courses related to geopolitics, intelligence analysis and business strategy in the Masters in Advanced Finance, MBA and Executive Education programs. He is the recipient for several awards from IE for teaching excellence.
In 2009, Milo received PhD from the University of Kent in Brussels. His dissertation, Constructing Cassandra: the Social Construction of Strategic Surprise at the CIA, 1947-2001, focused on the role that the Agency’s identity and internal culture played in four strategic surprises: the Cuban Missile Crisis, the fall of the Shah of Iran, the collapse of the USSR, and the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Milo also holds an MA (with distinction) in International Relations from Kent, an MBA from London Business School, and a BA in Art History from Northwestern University. In 2003, he became a fellow of the 21st Century Trust/Salzburg Global Seminar. He is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the AFIO and AFCEA.
In the past, Milo worked as a Senior Manager in Organizational Strategy and Change at Accenture in London, as a broker at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in New York, and served four years as an officer in the US Marine Corps.
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