The 50th Law
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When Robert Greene published The 48 Laws of Power in 2000, a book that has sold over 800,000 copies, he had no idea the book would become a mega cult classic—and not just amongst business types. Indeed, managers, producers, and aspiring artists in the hip hop community embraced Greene’s tactics to survive and thrive in the cut throat music industry (tactics which are largely based on historical figures like Napoleon and Nietzsche).
One such survivor who credits Greene’s work with his success is Curtis Jackson (aka 50 cent). 50, who was born in South Jamaica and started dealing crack at the age of 12, used the tactics in The 48 Laws to help him discern friend from foe, opportunity from opposition, and ultimately triumph in a dog eat dog industry. In 2008, 50 was named by Forbes magazine as the #1 earning Hip Hop Cash King.
But the single most defining moment in 50's life, he says, is when he completely let go of his fear.
Fear nothing, and you shall succeed. This is the basic tenant of a groundbreaking collaboration between 50 and Greene which includes intimate stories from 50's life on the streets and in the boardroom, as well as examples of others who have overcome adversity through understanding and practicing The 50th Law. At turns hard-nosed and deeply inspirational, this is a book for entrepreneurs as well as anyone interested in the extraordinary life of Curtis Jackson.
The 48 Laws of Power offer maneuvers for the chess game of life; The 50th Law gives you the courage to sit down at the table.
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Copyright 2009 by G-Unit Books, Inc., and Robert Greene. All rights reserved.
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50 Cent: Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003) and The Massacre (2005). Both albums achieved multi-platinum success, selling over 21 million copies combined. He is the author of From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens. He lives in New York.Back to top
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SO OVER YOU IS THE GREATEST ENEMY A MAN CAN HAVE AND THAT IS FEAR. I KNOW SOME OF YOU ARE AFRAID TO LISTEN TO THE TRUTH—YOU HAVE BEEN RAISED ON FEAR AND LIES. BUT I AM GOING TO PREACH TO YOU THE TRUTH UNTIL YOU ARE FREE OF THAT FEAR....
In the beginning, fear was a basic, simple emotion for the ...
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Reviewed by pryl on Oct 2, 2012
A really good read
Reviewed by steveysjs on Sep 28, 2012
This book was a fascinating read - got to follow the story of adversity and how the rap star made it to the top.
Reviewed by chris.simental on Jan 8, 2012
Great read, i found really great examples of modern intelligence here, I am not hustling in the streets but I will love a chance to get over my boss some day...
Reviewed by Enlightment on Jan 6, 2012
The 50th Law
Great book, if you focus on the end result rather than the persona of one of the authors. The main point is that you can survive in any environment if you implement fearless tactics.
Reviewed by Azangel13 on Nov 21, 2011
The 50th law
Great, the finishing installment since 48 laws, c
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