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The 50th Law

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Drawing on the lore of gangsters, hustlers, and hip-hop artists, as well as 50 Cent's business and artistic dealings, the authors present the Laws of 50, revealing how to become a master strategist and supreme realist.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Profile Books(GB) (first published October 1st 2008)
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Moe I am 3 chapters in and I love it, not sure if you have read Robert Greene's other books such as Mastery and 48 Laws of Power, but this book is sort of…moreI am 3 chapters in and I love it, not sure if you have read Robert Greene's other books such as Mastery and 48 Laws of Power, but this book is sort of a merge of both books.(less)
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This book was a delightful surprise. It was just what I was looking for on a topic that I am very interested in, Fear. Often I have thought that all human emotions and feelings could be boiled down to two basic forces fear and love. This has always been an elusive and easily misunderstood topic for me. Fear is a shadow that is always present but rarely noticed. My interest in this subject stemmed from the idea that fear may be the opposite of love. This intrigued me because I thought the two cou ...more
Dora Okeyo
Sep 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always did ask myself why 50 Cent ventured into other areas than his music, because I found his music had message-it was not only about parties and the hot girls, and the fights-it was about being able to rise above any bad situation.
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
Nov 01, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Gangstas who wanna be rappas and think they're Napoleon
This is the first book I have ever returned to Audible, and the first one I have put on my DNF shelf. I am a very patient and sometimes stubborn reader; I'll usually finish a book even if I don't like it, if for no other reason than to think about why I didn't like it (and write down my thoughts in a possibly scathing review).

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
Jul 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Robert Greene is a friend, but also someone I am a fan of as well. This is a book that he put together with 50 Cent, regarding the role one has to play to obtain a sense of success - which of course can be financial but as well as success on an everyday level.

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
Micah Smurthwaite
Accepting your own mortality. What prevents us from doing what we really want to do is fear. Fear of failure, fear we won't be accepted, fear of death. When we accept the fact that one day we will die, we are empowered. Most of us don't touch death daily so when we experience a death in our lives it rattles us. Just say this out loud and notice how you feel, "I will die." If we think about it, confront it, and accept mortality we are liberated, energized, and empowered to live life.

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Oct 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: war-theory, lifestyle
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The 50th Law is as much about the hip-hop artist 50 Cent as the movie “Titanic” is about the “The Heart of the Ocean” diamond. If you are a picking up this hefty tome as a fan of “fitty” you are to be disappointed as he appears as author only with brief chapter intros written in a seemingly unauthentic style and as subject only in the well-trod stories of his relatively short life (in a nutshell; he sold crack, got shot for it, was signed to Eminem’s Shady records and later to a number of endors ...more
Jan 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved The 48 Laws Of Power and this book, essentially ten additional laws patterned after rapper/businessman 50 Cent, is more an addendum than a stand-alone product.

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
Nick Short
“This is life, new and strange; strange, because we fear it; new because we have kept our eyes turned from it…men are men and life is life, and we must deal with them as they are; and if we want to change them, we must deal with them in the form in which they exist.” Richard Wright,Native Son

“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
Jan 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly enjoyable. An analysis of 50 Cent's life as a hustler and how some of his methods can be applied to the corporate world. An interesting parallel was 50 testing a new batch on a few people he trusts and if it was good, he would know to charge a decent price. Very similar to user testing in Software...

Biggest takeaway was to nearly die so I can learn to not give a fuck and become fearless.
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50 Cent is a hip-hop artist who founded the G-Unit Books imprint.
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“Understand: people will constantly attack you in life. One of their main weapons will be to instill in you doubts about yourself – your worth, your abilities, your potential. They will often disguise this as their objective opinion, but invariably it has a political purpose – they want to keep you down.” 162 likes
“Understand: people judge you by appearances, the image you project through your
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
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