Liam Black is co-founder of Wavelength, which connects great private businesses with equally great social innovators and entrepreneurs, and whose purpose is to "change the world for the better through business".
Liam is himself one of the UK’s best-known social entrepreneurs, having led some of the country’s most successful social enterprises, including Fifteen which, with Jamie Oliver, he grew into a global brand with businesses in Europe and Australia.
He is author of There’s No Business Like Social Business, president of the Friends of Grameen, an adviser to Impact Ventures UK, and speaks and writes widely on leadership, enterprise and social change.
Wondering how you can be a more effective leader of your social venture? In the latest in his occasional series of letters to a young social entrepreneur, Liam Black offers some pointers for your new year's resolutions.
In the latest in his occasional series of letters to a young social entrepreneur, Liam Black (whose job title is chief encouragement officer) offers advice to social entrepreneurs on how to get through when times are tough.
“Innovation is merely creative masturbation” – Liam Black writes candidly about turning creative ideas into tangible business opportunities in the next extract of his book The Social Entrepreneur’s A to Z.
Whether you need someone experienced to go to for advice on business basics or someone to prop you up when you’re feeling vulnerable, mentors can be fundamental as you build your career. Liam Black reflects on his.
This week, Liam Black turns his attention to social impact measurement and urges social entrepreneurs to "cut through the noise to discern what really works and what is a pointless, tail-chasing exercise".