Ep 64 – Challenging the Status Quo
Ep 64 - Challenging the Status Quo
Sometimes it’s easier to go with the flow, blend into the crowd, and stick to the stuff we know. Often, the world’s problems can be so overwhelming that it’s easier to throw our arms up and call it a day. In this episode, Georges Clement reveals how we can get creative with problem solving and how to combat the things that frustrate us. Georges is the co-founder of JustFix.nyc and a 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 recipient.
Growing up, Georges Clement was always aware of the stark inequality in wealth and housing in New York City. An urban fission was obvious; public housing located just a stone’s throw from glamorous, luxury condos. What he knew: 1.2 million New Yorkers were living in deficient housing and displaced tenants stood no chance against their lawyered-up landlords. Something had to change.
Along with his co-founders, Georges created JustFix.nyc, a non-profit that supports New Yorkers in neglectful housing situations with technology that helps them build well-documented cases. Since its inception, JustFix.nyc has gone from strength-to-strength, assisting over 2,500 displaced tenants find a better way of life.
In this episode, Georges reveals how we can get creative with problem solving, the importance of humility as a pillar of business and character, and how to change what frustrates us. After all, even if we can’t solve the world’s problems, we can still make a huge difference.
Georges Clement is the co-founder of JustFix.nyc, a non-profit that supports New Yorkers in neglectful housing situations by building technology that helps them build well-documented cases and connect with legal advocates. In 2018, Georges was honoured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list for his phenomenal work and he is also a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Georges is currently completing his Masters in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.
How Goerges got creative with problem solving
Georges’ greatest takeaways during his college years
How we can develop the courage to fix overwhelming problems