The 50th Law
The ultimate hustle is to move freely between the street and corporate worlds, to find your flow and never stay locked in the same position. This is a manifesto for how to operate in the twenty-first century, where everything has been turned on its head. Building on the runaway success of Robert Greene's The 48 Laws of Power (almost five million copies sold), the 'modern M...more
So, when I got a hold of the 50th Law-I realized that I have always been wrong in my view of musicians-and with someone as brilliant and observant as 50 Cent-then there exists other sides to him. He has the Vitamin water, G-Unit books and much more, but now I am h ...more
1 star may not be entirely fair. I didn't hate this book. It wasn't offensive or stupid or badly written.
It was just boring. Soooooo boring and banal and trite.
I can sum up ...more
In The 50th Law, the story of 50 Cent being shot was repeated excessively. I am not denying or doubting the extent of the impact this would have on anyone’s life, and I understand it's relevance to the lessons presented, however, I still felt it was excessively mentioned. I didn't like the book as much as 48 L ...more
Although this book is sort of a re-mix of Robert's "48 Laws of Power" it is a little bit more, because one of the focus points is the life and times of rapper 50 Cent. Who in turn is a fascinating figure, in that he knew by instinct how to ...more
50's image i ...more
While Greene's other books have a heavy literary, if not academic weight, The 50th Law is comparatively breezy and light. That said, I had a really hard time putting the book down - I read the whole thing during two very late nights - and I enjoyed seeing the Machiavellian ideas grafted onto the rough Queens neighborhood 50 Cent gr ...more
i made it about 20% through this book and i was dumbfounded that there was 80% more yet to read. this was very clearly NOT written by fifty cent. i recently read a rolling stone article about rick ross where the interviewer is at some fancy seafood restaurant in la and ross is just sitting across from him smoking blunt after blunt and eating shellfish talking about his life and how he goes about living it.
i assume the same thing took place for the wri ...more
Biggest takeaway was to nearly die so I can learn to not give a fuck and become fearless. ...more
“Reality is my drug. The more I have of it, the more power I get and the higher I feel.” 50 Cent
These quotes are the perfect frame for t ...more
If I had to pick 2 books that belong in every library in America, then it'd be Ramit Sethi's "I Will Teach You to be Rich" and The 50th Law. ...more
I found it to be the most repetitious book I have ever read in my entire life! The same story is repeated over and over and over again! If I thought it was worth my time, I would count the number of times the story of his shooting and being dropped by his record label is repeated. Also, we are told over and over again how his name used to be Curtis and is now ...more
I found the book instructive and enjoyable. After reading 48 Laws it felt slightly rehashed, but still stands strongly on it's own. ...more
The main lesson is to be bold, to be fearless.
Also: don’t flee from the grudge work. Work hard, be attuned to the crowd (to get feedback for your work but don't let them limit your life and image) and keep on pushing your limits.
The message is powerful, but the book gets a bit repetitive and dull. Still worth reading though. ...more
While the term fearlessness is pretty obvious as a precursor to success (other forms include boldness, courage), it is something that can never be overlooked.
When we are fearless, we can begin to live. We can begin to accomplish our goals.
In a world that takes what it wants, we have to stand up to it and get our own. Once we face our greatest fear and embrace it, there is nothing else to fear.
I'm relieved to tell you that my reluctance was entirely unnecessary. 50 cent is in this book but their project was carried out 90-95% through Robert's style, research, and writing. Greene has delivered once again. It is my only regret that I have no more Robert's books to read. I hope that he's working on something as I write these words. ...more
Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, Jackson began selling drugs at age 12 during the 1980s crack epidemic. ...more
actions, words, and style. If you do not take control of this process, then people will see
and define you the way they want to, often to your detriment. You might think that
being consistent with this image will make others respect and trust you, but in fact it is
the opposite—over time you seem predictable and weak. Consistency is an illusion
anyway—each passing day brings changes within you. You must not be afraid to
express these evolutions. The powerful learn early in life that they have the freedom to
mold their image, fitting the needs and moods of the moment. In this way, they keep
others off balance and maintain an air of mystery. You must follow this path and find
great pleasure in reinventing yourself, as if you were the author writing your own