In Doing Business By the Good Book, David Steward, founder and CEO of World Wide Technology, a privately held, billion-dollar company, takes selected scripture and applies it to business life with clarity and promise. Following a Bible passage for each week of the year, readers will increase their bottom line, as well as the capacity of their souls - a great return on investment!
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.
David Steward is the found and CEO of Worldwide Technologies Inc., listed by Black Enterprise as the largest African American owned company in the U.S. Steward was also named on of the top six of the 100+ Most Influencial Black Americans along with Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Richard Parsons, CEO of AOL Time Warner, and Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express. He also serves as co-chairman of United Way. He lives in St. Louis, MO. Robert L. Shook is the author of 46 books and specializes in business writing. His work includes Mary Kay on People Management, and Longaberger--a number-one New York Times bestseller in 2001. He lives in Columbus, OH.
Jesus' teachings were not meant to be spoken only on Sunday, writes Steward,
CEO of World Wide Technology Inc., the world's largest African-American-owned
company. Rather, those teachings were meant to be implemented everywhere,
including the workplace. In this book, Steward shares 52 biblical principles
in short, easy-to-read chapters that can be digested once a week for a full
year or devoured in one sitting. Steward draws heavily on his own knowledge of
building a high-tech company from the ground up, and also his corporate
experiences at FedEx and Union Pacific. He has a real knack for helping
readers see how biblical principles relate to those experiences and to
contemporary business issues. Even the trendy notion of "branding" is placed
thoughtfully with a relevant Scripture (Matthew 12:33: "Either make the tree
good, and its fruit good, or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the
tree is known by its fruit."). Christian businesspeople who want a solid
introduction to biblical ethics in the workplace will particularly enjoy his
fine chapters on accountability, enthusiasm, customer satisfaction and
networking. (Jan.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
With the help of best-selling author Robert Shook (Longaberger: An American Success Story), Steward recounts how he overcame obstacles common to any entrepreneur and also those specific to an African-American in the world of high technology. In a very readable style, Steward links biblical and business principles.
Steward delivers 52 chapters, each initiated by a biblical passage that emphasize their impact on his personal struggle to build a billion-dollar business. Included are:
Being a Customer-Driven Company In everything do to others as you would have them do to you. --Matthew 7:12
Implementation Be doers of the world, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. --James 1:22
Praise and Recognition Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. -- Proverbs 3:27
Good Leadership This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. --John 15:12
Consistency Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. --Hebrews 11:1
Christian business owners, mangers and supervisors will all not only benefit from reading this book but also enjoy the informative content and conversational style. -- Judy Waggoner, Christian Book Previews.com