BOOK SERIALISATION: Liam Black takes us through his experiences as a social entrepreneur and mentor in our serialisation of his new book, How to lead with purpose: Lessons in life and work from the gloves-off mentor.
PART 5: “This should be one of the highlights of my career... but I'm hating it.” Liam Black recalls what it took to walk away from a top job with Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant – and explains why finding the right “platform” for your purpose is vital.
PART 4: If you want to change the world through your business, at some point you'll need the courage to jump into the unknown – even when there are “bloody good reasons not to do so”. Imposter syndrome should not be one of those reasons.
PART 3: The world is full of “charlatans, greenwashers and Instagram lifestylers” keen for social change – as long as they themselves don't have to change. If you think you can solve the world’s problems, be brutally honest about your ‘why’.
PART 2: Shallow self-knowledge about what's driving you will crumble quickly when you face resistance. So: why you? Why do you care? Tough questions from the gloves-off mentor for aspiring social entrepreneurs.
PART 1: She’d gone to bed at 10pm but been woken by her three-year-old puking during the early hours. Today, she must deliver for her tech-based social enterprise at a big meeting with investors. So how will it go for this purpose-led CEO?