James Stone

James Stone

Jim M. Stone is the founder, Chairman and CEO of the Plymouth Rock group of companies. Jim began his career by teaching economics, after earning a Ph.D. in economics at Harvard. He served as Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner from 1975 to 1979 and then as Chairman and Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for four years. On his return from Washington, he founded Plymouth Rock.

He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Globe, and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Global Post, a web-based international news service. Jim is a member of the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Management Sciences for Health, for which he serves as Chairman of the Board. Jim has served as an advisor to governments in three developing countries, and he has authored a book and numerous articles on insurance and finance. Jim is married, the father of two children, and lives in Boston.

Jim's upcoming book, titled Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America's Greatest Economic Challenges, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and available May 3, 2016.

Visit the Five Easy Theses website: http://www.fiveeasytheses.com/

Follow Jim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/unclecueball

Read Jim's blog: http://www.fiveeasytheses.com/blog/

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