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239: Genius Lab with Scott Steward

Scott L. Steward is the Founder and CEO of Genius Lab. Genius Lab has an exemplary mission of exposing the youth to the possibilities of learning and exploring their inner greatness to think boldly in achieving accomplishments. Scott Steward encompasses over 30 years of business experience working with Fortune 500 companies and has taught business and entrepreneurship at the collegiate level. He aims to empower the next generation of business leaders to create an impact globally.

Scott L. Steward is an 18-time award-winning teacher of entrepreneurship, whose expertise is frequently sought after by various publications. A former contributing writer for Chicago’s N’DIGO Magapaper and former Chicago Public School teacher, and now Professor of Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Chicago State University, Scott provides tips on entrepreneurial ventures and suggestions for emerging entrepreneurs. In addition, Scott authored an easy-to-use business plan that is featured in the book, “Make $1,000 in 35 Days”, and is a contributor to the globally used classroom textbook, “Entrepreneurship: Owning Your FUTURE 11th Edition”, (Pearson, Prentice-Hall). Scott is also the author of “31 Ways to Improve Your Life: a Book of Stewism’s” and “From the Block to the Boardroom: a Book of Stewism’s”.

Scott is a true inspiration. His passion and determination enable him to create an unprecedented connection with his students, whom more than 80% have turned into business owners under his direction.

Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Columbia College Chicago and a Master’s of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University.


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  1. Professor Stew on January 17, 2022 at 6:56 PM

    I had a great time talking to Mark. Listening to this conversation is very refreshing. Listening to this conversation has me excited about teaching.

    It’s ok to be critical of teachers is one of my biggest takeaways from this conversation.

    There were some really great questions asked. Great conversation.

  2. Rosemary Steward on January 18, 2022 at 6:48 AM

    It is said, when the student is ready, the teacher appears. Bravo to you Scott Steward for being the “teacher” or educator who appears for your students through your program…keep moving forward!!!

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