Liam co-founded Wavelength in 2008 prior to which he had a 15 year CEO career, latterly with the Jamie Oliver Group. In January 2018 he created As We Please with the goal of "finding interesting and useful things to do in the world with people we like and respect."
He advises and sits on the investment committees of two impact funds providing courage and capital to a wide range of entrepreneurs with social and environmental purposes.
“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".
Calling all social entrepreneur VIPs – Liam Black has a reality check for you. In an extract from The Social Entrepreneur's A to Z, he questions the glitz and glamour of the social enterprise award calendar and says you must keep your feet on the ground.
In the third extract from his new book The Social Entrepreneur's A to Z, Liam Black recalls a moment of realisation when launching a new venture – don't assume you know what your customers want, get down to the frontline and find out.
"This book will lift your spirits and make you laugh," says one review of Liam Black's new book. We present the second extract from The Social Entrepreneur's A to Z which focuses on essential (sometimes forgotten) business basics.
"Brilliantly frank and frankly brilliant!" – the verdict of one reviewer on The Social Entrepreneur's A-Z. If you've ever woken up in the early hours worrying about your business, you'll appreciate chapter one of Liam Black's superb new book.
As the National Audit Office runs its second investigation into the funding of the Big Society Network, Liam Black recalls his time as a Nesta trustee asked to fund the network at a critical time in Nesta's own history.