Wow, The largest African-American business was established by a Sunday school teacher
David L Steward the founder of Worldwide Technology explains how to build a billion dollar company without compromising your value system. MR Steward is a devoted Christians who credits his success to his faith, family support and self-education.
David Steward is also the author of Doing Business by the Good Book: 52 Lessons on Success Straight from the Bible.
In a recent Forbes interview he explained his reasons for publishing the book:
Extract from Forbes magazine below:
Mark Lewis: Welcome, David. What prompted you to write this book?
David Steward: We started a Sunday School class about four years ago. Our minister had a vision. He was interested in how this business got started. We were talking about the biblical principles and how important they were and how this business developed and how it grew and how the relationships culminated based on the word of God. He asked us, my wife and me, to start a Bible study class to talk about God’s prosperity.
We started with only two or three people in the class and today we have as many as 50 or 60 people who attend it regularly. It’s at Salem United Methodist Church in St. Louis.
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Business by the Good Book: 52 Lessons on Success Straight from the Bible (Book description below from Amazon)
An indispensable volume that shows how to succeed in business by using the Bible and its lessons as a source of inspiration and guidance n 1990, David L. Steward founded his company, Worldwide Technology, Inc., on a shoestring budget and borrowed money, well aware of the high-risk nature of the venture he was undertaking. Despite the fact that he was a novice entrepreneur, he was certain he would succeed. Steward believed intensely that God wouldn’t let him down.
Doing Business by the Good Book shares the inspiring lessons culled straight from the Bible, that Steward used to build his privately held billion-dollar company into a global information technology enterprise.
Relevant Bible verses on Bible success principles:
But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. Deuteronomy 8:18
Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it. Proverbs 10:22