Med Jones (Med Yones)
Med Jones is the president of International
Institute of Management – A U.S. based research and education
organization. He specializes in asymmetric strategy applications in
the fields of investment, technology, business and economics. His
work is widely referenced by the financial media and academic
Media Profile (PDF)
Industry & Media Recognition:
|"Top economists and investors alike
failed to see it (financial crisis) coming...(George
Soros.. Warren Buffett.. Ben Bernanke.. Alan Greenspan..
Paul Volcker..) But just when you think that such foresight
is outside the reach of common man, some prognosticator
emerges with a specific contrarian view and then with eerie
accuracy hits the nail on the head. Take for instance, the
small group of esteemed economists and financial managers
that called the housing crisis.....Then there is Med Jones,
the president of the International Institute of
Management... Although Jones is less known, he turned out to
be the most accurate in predicting many of the downturn’s
|Does Stock Forecasting Work?
Steve Beck - The Smarter Investor
US News & World Report
What did he
tell the world's wealthiest families in Geneva?
The metric used by Med Jones is
based on a series of statistical measurements and public
opinion testing of what he calls economic
wellness...Economic Wellness include issues like consumer
and national debt, fairness of income distribution, and the
relationship between and earnings and prices.
....Perhaps Mr. Cameron and President Sarkozy will discover
that there are certain universal truths attached to what
makes people and nations happy.
Alastair John Campbell,
Director of Communications and Strategy
for UK Prime
Minister Tony Blair
prediction...Yones said:It is true that the US economy grew
at 3.5 percent rate in 4th quarter of 2006, but the economic
real growth is much less than advertised. Since 2001,
economic growth has been largely fueled by rapid increases
in asset prices (housing bubble) and expanding consumer debt
rather than development projects, which results in
non-sustainable and unhealthy (debt-driven) growth...Many
Americans refinanced their homes during the real-estate boom
to pay for living expenses. With the expected housing bubble
bust (declining housing values), Americans could lose a
significant part of their savings"
Bubbles, Booms and Busts (Book)
Rise and Fall of Financial Markets
Donald Rapp, PhD
Med Jones, the American expert
who predicted the financial crisis and for years warned
about US uncontrolled public and consumer debt.
|The Financial Crisis in
Historical Respective (Research Paper)
Copenhagen Business School
wizard...accurately predicted the US economic crisis of
2008.. It was indeed one of the best analysis I have read
about the global economy in my 23 years as journalist"
"Every decade or so, a few
geniuses are discovered. For years they work hard trying to
solve incredibly complex problems, they labor in relative
obscurity until they achieve great results. At first they
are ignored, dismissed or ridiculed by their peers, later
they are recognized for their exceptional abilities and
achievements. These exceptional experts saw what most of the
world failed to see".
Economic Predictions Research Project
Wall Street Economists
Med Jones provided Best Economic Predictions"
"A financial advisor...a market
analyst with great knowledge of socio-economic matters.. he
was among those who were able to predict the financial
crisis that hit the United States three years ago"
Daniele Chicca Journalist
"Economic Prediction from Horse's Mouth"
|Carol Carter, Award-winning Business
Atlanta Business Chronicle
If there is a financial guru in the
United States, it would have to be Med Yones, president of
the International Institute of Management.
He is one of the few
experts who predicted the nation’s current economic
downturn. In fact his economic predictions are generally
considered to be the most accurate. What does he foresee in
his crystal ball for 2010?
|Patricia C. Ress
"Predicted the US economic crisis"
World Finance Magazine
"Insight into a financial crisis.. Investment
adviser predicted the U.S. real estate collapse"
The Prague Post
"Very useful insight into how
we got into this mess in the first place..(he) waved a lot
of red warning flags back in 2007 about the economic glide
path we were on as a nation and as a global community. He
was in the minority back then – now, however, Jones is
mainstream....Information leads to knowledge and knowledge,
as we all know, is power. So maybe some of Jones’
projections here be put to good use"
|Sean Kilcarr, Senior Editor
"Investing in innovation
industries is the only sustainable way out of the crisis,
said Med Jones, one of the few experts who predicted the
Daily Business Magazine
|Economic expert promises speedy global recovery'"
Eugenia Vlasova, Journalist
Russian News Agency
"European CEO learns about CEO best
practices... A highly respected executive leadership coach”
European CEO Magazine
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Korea CEO Magazine
|"How to Evaluate the Board of Directors?"
who have distinguished themselves not only in their
profession...who have made the Las Vegas a better place to
work and live.
InBusiness Las Vegas Magazine
Independent thinker.. warned us about the
crisis.. a solution to the crisis
Gary Anthony Ramsay
Association of Black Journalists
GNH instead of GDP? ... Med
Yones, president of International Institute of Management,
moved the concept of the GNH to another level, treating it
as a socioeconomic development metric.
Report for Congressman Hansen
Findings & Recommendation:
Congress should prescribe the broad parameters of new, carefully
designed supplemental national indicators; it should launch a
bipartisan commission of experts to address unresolved
methodological issues. … Med Jones’ (proposal)..to measure a
generalized GNH by assessing seven different areas of wellness:
economic, environmental, physical, mental, workplace, social,
and political. Most wellness areas include both subjective
results (via survey) and objective data.
Ben Beachy & Justin Zorn
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Med Jones, an unorthodox American economist, proposed what might be
the most important contribution to global socioeconomic development
and public policies. He introduced the first Gross National
Happiness / Well-being (GNH / GNW) model that utilized a
multidimensional development framework and created the first global
GNW / GNH Index as a progress measurement tool. The GNH Index served
as a blueprint for later well-being development frameworks and
happiness econometric models…
Prominent economists that followed in this
economist's footsteps are Joseph Stiglitz (USA), Amartya Sen
(India), Jean-Paul Fitoussi (France). In 2009, they published a
report commissioned by (former) President of France, Mr. Sarkozy,
calling for a global "statistical system which goes beyond
commercial activity to measure personal well-being”. In the same
year, the famous Gallup Poll launched a global well-being index
survey based on a subset of the global GNH Index. In 2014 the
renowned Michael Porter launched the social progress Index (SPI).
Senior Research Fellow
enhancement of current data-based indices for annual reporting on
state and regional levels of sustainable peace. This project could
build on the Global Peace Index for measuring and reporting on
sustainable peace worldwide, but integrate promotive, pro-social
assessments. This initiative could be informed by such initiatives
as the Gross National Happiness Index (Med Jones, 2006), the eight
bases of a Culture of Peace (UN Resolution A/RES/52/13), and the
Peace Scale (Klein, Goertz & Diehl, 2008).
Professor Dr. Peter T. Coleman
the ICC and Conflict Resolution
for a Troubled Economic System
Med Jones, President of International
Institute of Management proposed tracking seven wellness area (for
Gross National Happiness)
Kellogg School of Management
Med Jones Bio:
Jones is recognized as one of the few experts who predicted the
US financial crisis. In his 2006 research paper,
U.S. Economic Risks and Strategies, he warned about several
socioeconomic risks in the decade of 2007 to 2017. In Jan 2007 he
published a white paper challenging the US President’s State of the
Union Address, the Federal Reserve Chairman and the popular opinion
of mainstream economists. He warned about the US financial crisis of
2008 caused by the housing bubble and the subprime mortgages,
followed by socioeconomic challenges driven by rising national debt,
consumer debt, the social security deficit, inflation and currency
crises. His statements and predictions are followed by many
investment advisors around the world.
Jones is one of the pioneers of happiness economics. He is
recognized for the introduction of the
Gross National Happiness / Well-being (GNW / GNH) Index in 2005.
His original proposal launched a series of similar economic
development frameworks. The first GNW / GNH Index created a blue
print for future happiness indices and a basis for several policy
recommendations that followed. To learn more, please visit:
Gross National Happiness / Well-being (GNW /GNH) Research Page
He provides strategy consulting and education to governments
and the global Fortune 1000 companies.
Research Specialization: Strategy best practices in the fields
of economics, investments and business operations -
Industries: Finance. IT &Telecom. Government Policy
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References, and Quotes:
Publications: Papers, Articles and Presentations
Research Projects and Speaking Engagements:
Gross National Happiness / Well-being
(GNH / GNW)
Jan 4, 2005
Gross National Happiness / Well-being
(GNW / GNH) Survey
Jan 4, 2005
The Happiness Consortium Feb 2007
Workplace Politics: Symptoms of Dysfunctional Organizations,
January 3, 2005
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