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In The 50th Law the combined expertise of rapper 50 Cent and author Robert Greene promises to teach readers to get rid of their fear, and succeed Bookseller & Publisher Invaluable business law ... it is almost frightening to think of the amount of leonine stone-walling that will be going on in boardrooms once this volume hits the shelves Financial Times An Art of War - style book of tough-guy maxims to live by -- David Smyth Evening Standard An entertaining analysis of the mechanics of individualistic power ... 50 Cent's story is well known, but seen through the psychologist's prism this tale of a thirst for business power and money makes compelling reading. Book of the Month - 8/10 BA Business Life If you have a penchant for the "don't mess" ethics of Napoleon, you'll probably love this -- Rob Sharp The Independent The hip hop entrepreneur book -- Matilda Egere-Cooper Independent Jackson's story is remarkable -- Jeremy Hazlehurst City A.M There are some pretty powerful things in there. I relate to him because we come from a similar world, where there are not a lot of opportunities, and he manages to turn every situation into a huge positive. -- Lethal Bizzle Independent Astonishing and sometimes poignant ... Jackson helps to bring the visceral survival instinct of the New York ghetto to the boardroom. -- Michael Odell The Times It's my favourite book -- Tinchy Stryder Reveal --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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A hip hop icon joins forces with the best-selling author of The 48 Laws of Power to write a bible for success in life and work living by one simple principle: fear nothing.See all Product Description
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Whatever is true or false about 50 Cent's reputation, he must know a thing or two about fear. And for anyone familiar with Robert Greene (48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction etc), he certainly lent a massive amount of credibility to the research side of this book. Years ago, I devoured The 48 Laws, but I had no idea what I was in for with the 50th. It's the story of how 50 Cent (née Curtis Jackson, from Queens, New York) was forced, at a very early age, to let go of his grasp on mortality, get smarter, get strategic, and maneuver his way out of a dangerous area, and a dangerous lifestyle. He wouldn't be able to do that with his everyday fears, and everyday attitudes, so he had to let them go.
Like all Robert Greene books, I'm warning you now, about 20 pages in you may feel as if the very ghost of Macchiaveli is right beside you on the couch. With each page, 50 reveals not just his business plans, but his personal plans for escaping the vicious cycle of a drug dealing huslter. He planned everything meticulously. He used his strengths to his advantage, and his weaknesses, he turned against his enemies. He became an invisible man when he needed to, a monster when he had to, and a charmer when he could.
To his surprise, as soon as he escaped the dope game, he found a newer, more plush ghetto to escape from: being an artist with a record deal.Read more ›
The 50th Law is a list of guidelines, in the pursuit of living a fearless life. Greene joins together with rapper 50 Cent, to present a story of life without fear. The rapper 50 Cent, was raised in an inner city American ghetto. He became a crack cocaine dealer, and also served time in prison. Despite all these living hardships, 50 Cent goes on to create a music and business empire. Greene details his rise to money and power. Greene outlines how having a fearless attitude, enabled 50 Cent to rise to fame and fortune. Greene also gives other historic examples, of people living with a fearless attitude. These are lessons in life that anyone can use.
I would also stress, that a reader does not require a prior knowledge of the hip hop culture. Greene tends to stress the timeless elements of human nature in his books.
I also recommend this book should be looked at, in combination with Greene`s other title, The 48 Laws Of Power.
The only negative to the book, were some repetitive issues. Many of 50 Cents youthful life events, seem to be repeated at the start of several chapters.
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A great book all around. The content is relevent and interesting and it's leather like cover with lovely ribbon page marker is just lovely.Published on April 14 2013 by Melanie Craig
If you read "48 laws of power", don't bother with that one. I don't think that 50 cents has written a single line in the book. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2011 by dsimard
Ok, just the look and feel of this book is grade A. The paper quality is the best, the imitation leather fantastic and the over all format makes it a all the more interesting to... Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2010 by Quinten Mandryk
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