Social Enterprise and Impact Ecosystems | George Tsiatis

Social Enterprise and Impact Ecosystems

George Tsiatis
Co-founder, President & CEO
The Resolution Project


George Tsiatis is the Co-Founder, President & CEO of the Resolution Project. Since Resolution’s inception, George has been one of the driving forces behind the organization, co-developing the Social Venture Challenge, leading the design of the current Guides program, and imagining the forthcoming Resolution Institute and the SOLVE Summit. In his position on the Executive Committee of the Board, as President, he has led the Operations and Programs Committees. He also serves as a Guide to several Fellows.

Prior to taking the helm at Resolution, George co-founded and grew Group 113, a certified B Corp providing impact-focused organizations with branding and marketing services, and was the company’s Managing Director for over 10 years. He has played various roles in launching several additional entrepreneurial ventures over the years. Before Group 113, George began his career at a major New York City public relations firm. George also serves on the boards of the Hellenic University Club of New York and the Kew-Forest School.

George earned his BA with honors from Harvard with a Special Concentration in Byzantine Studies and his JD with high honors from St. John’s University.


The mission of The Resolution Project is to develop socially responsible young leaders and empower them to make a positive impact today.

The vision of The Resolution Project is to create a generation of leaders with a lifelong commitment to social responsibility.

Resolution is dedicated to fostering youth leadership development around the world through collaborative social entrepreneurship. We inspire young changemakers through our proven model of Social Venture Challenges and Resolution Fellowships, we:

  • Partner with youth conferences and scholar programs in the United States and around the world.
  • Recruit undergraduate students to propose social ventures in our multi-stage Social Venture Challenge.
  • Award Resolution Fellowships to compelling young leaders with the most promising social venture proposals.
  • Support our Fellows with seed funding, hands-on mentorship, access to pro bono resources, and a community of like-minded peers.
  • Connect them with opportunities to grow their ventures, their careers, and their impact through partner organizations.
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The 5 Best TED Talks To Watch Today

Tune into these compelling talks for you daily dose of inspiration.

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I remember the very first TED Talk I ever watched—I was hooked. 
I had recently finished a graduate program, and I was a few months into a new job. I was learning so much every day in my new career, and yet, I felt like something was missing. 
TED actually stands for Technology, Education, and Design. Though organization really picked up steam when their videos began to take off on the internet,  TED has been around since 1984. I never would have thought I’d go on to …

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Fear And Loathing In Lottery Admissions

Last time I mentioned growing up watching the PBS affiliate in Buffalo, NY. In part that’s because I was a nerd, but also because, across the border, TV was pretty much limited to the Canadian Broadcast Corporation. Long before Schitt’s Creek, whether we watched the CBC in English or French, Canada’s government-funded broadcaster served up a homogeneous but wholesome blend of news, nature, and new versions of Anne of Green Gables.So it was mind-blowing when the CBC began airing The Kids in the Hall, a revolutionary sketch comedy show targeting anyone in power (or who thought …

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Pandorahub: Helping Freelancers Live And Work In Nature

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Last year I wrote two articles on the impact of remote work and the freelance revolution on struggling rural and urban economies here in the US. One piece talked about how secondary cities – I called them legacy cities because they typically played an important role in the development of their regional economy but, at some point, were left behind in population growth – saw remote work and freelancing as a means of renewal, creating opportunity both in the type of work and income. A second article described how innovative rural areas like Piute County in Utah had teamed up …

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The Truth About Everyone Lying In The Interview Process

By asking tough questions, doing extensive research and seeking advice from others, the odds will be … [+] greater that you won’t accept a position or hire someone based on falsehoods.

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I’d be lying to you if I said everyone throughout the interview process is honest. The cold hard truth is that people will lie or embellish the truth. This holds true for hiring managers, human resources, recruiters and job seekers. 
Interviewing is like a beauty contest. You need to show your best side. Just as a person enhances their photo and profile on a dating app, and is almost …

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How to Reinvent Your Organization In the Middle of a Crisis

“They expect me to perform miracles and I haven’t even caught my breath yet,” a senior executive told me as she held her head in her hands. We were talking about how she should lead her organization after the Covid-19 pandemic. She knew she would face intense pressure to deliver a turnaround in performance.
Thinking about it felt overwhelming, especially since she was already exhausted from dealing with the first, acute phase of the crisis. Could she switch from focusing on urgent, operational issues to more strategic opportunities? How well could she cope with the aftermath of the crisis — …

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The Link Between ADHD and Entrepreneurial Success | John Torrens

The Link Between ADHD and Entrepreneurial Success

John Torrens
Founder & CEO, The Torrens Group


Dr. Torrens is an award winning Professor of Entrepreneurial practice and two-time Inc. 5000 entrepreneur.  He was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and has experienced both the negative effects as well as the positive effects related to starting and growing a company.  He is healthcare and education entrepreneur with 25 years leading high growth companies with experience in developing high-performing teams, raising capital, and both buy/sell side M&A.  Dr. Torrens is a faculty member of the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management’s Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises.  He is a frequent guest speaker and executive education instructor in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategy, and corporate innovation.  Dr. Torrens is a TEDx speaker (ADHD as an Entrepreneur’s Superpower) as and is quoted frequently in print media, has written several articles, and has delivered multiple presentations on the business of healthcare.  He is an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and served in multiple volunteer leadership positions including a term on the International Board of Directors (2013-2015).


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How The Paris Climate Accord Creates U.S. Jobs, Including For Women

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (second from left) and leaders celebrate signing the Paris Climate … [+] Agreement Dec. 2015.

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Tracy Raczek “conceptualized and developed” then-United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s climate change strategy, which ultimately became known as the Paris Climate Accord and was signed by 197 countries on December 12, 2015.  She also developed the UN’s first policies and programmes to address the disproportionate impact climate change has on women.  
As she told me on my podcast, Raczek focused on strategies that are a win-win-win-win: (a) mitigate against climate change; (b) drive economic development; (c) support populations equitably, and (d) can …

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