Hi I am George Minakakis
I am glad you are looking at this site and and hope that you find my insights and books of interest.
Currently, I am the CEO of Inception Retail Group Inc. It is an advisory firm that I started after I decided to retire from corporate life. We help retailers and private equity firms with consumer facing businesses navigate this changing landscape.
My career has been filled with a great deal of exciting opportunities and challenges. I have led restaurant, retail and healthcare chains. I also led the expansion of LensCrafters in China and grew that brand to over 200 stores. My background also includes business development, mergers and acquisitions. Currently, I work with boards of which I am director and Chair of electricity utility.
A proud Canadian and consider myself fortunate for all the opportunities that I have had. Many people will tell you that I am quite forthright with my opinions and usually ahead of the curve and that's what also makes my books and interviews unique.
Life has also turned me into global citizen of a sort I have lived and or worked in the USA, Canada, China, Australia and Europe.
Recently I joined four retail experts and we got together to start a Pod Cast Series called "The Business of Retail."
You can also read many of my articles and media interviews at
I also have new book that will be out in the spring of 2021.
I trust that my books will serve your business needs well.
If you are looking for some great insights be sure to look into my articles, news and events as well.