Where is your hometown?
Manhattan; Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin; and a boarding school in Alexandria, Virginia.

What do you teach?
Geopolitics & Non-Market Strategy.

What do you wish someone told you when you were in graduate school?
Move from agent to principal as fast as possible.

What is a valuable yet underrated business skill?
Reading real books and thinking about thinking.

So,what books are on your nightstand?
A precariously stacked heap of non-fiction, mostly History or (so-called) Political Science.

Is there someone who has inspired you?  
A wonderful professor, the late Dr. William Melczer; he led me through Italy in the summer of 1986 on the course “Humanism in the Art of the Italian Renaissance.”

And in Madrid, where is your favorite place to be?
The four feet in front of Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights at the Prado.

Have you done something which makes you feel particularly proud
My years leading and learning from US Marines.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
For a long time, being a mercenary sounded quite appealing.

Do you have a motto or favorite quote?
Nietzsche’s Imperative: “Become who you are!”

Professor Milo Jones was interviewed and photographed by Kerry Parke (February 2015.)