The 50th Law

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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.

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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.

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In 2000, author Robert Greene published his 48 Laws of Power, which quickly became a bestseller. Among the most unlikely of its readers was Curtis James Jackson III, a 25-year-old resident of South Jamaica, Queens, whose distinguished name concealed a rough background including a felony conviction for selling crack cocaine. Jackson, now known worldwide as hip-hop superstar 50 Cent, credits Greene's book with helping him make the transition from self-doomed drug dealer to rapping success. In this book, this unlikely pair teaches readers to put their lives together in an unforgiving world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061774607
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 810
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted September 9, 2009

    50 Cent and Robert Greene Deliver A Great Book The 50th Law Really Inspiring

    I have not had the chance to check out the other 3 books by Robert green but i have heard nothing but positive reviews about him as a writer. So when i heard that 50 was teaming up with him i felt it was a great decision because he had an experienced author behind working with him. Also it is neat when you read this book you will be able to tell the different backgrounds that both men came from. It is quite interesting idea and a great marketing idea as well. Anyway as for the book i have to give this book five stars. If you are a fan of 50 Cent don't expect this to be about his life story because its not. Thats not to say that they don't include parts of his life in the book but it is not a full blown autobiogrpahy about him. This book has alot of good material that no matter where you come from or what you are like you can use in your life. There are alot of good quotes in this book as well from 50 Cent, Robert Green, Malcolm X and they are used at the right points as well. This book not only has alot of good information that we can use in our life but 50 Cent points out ways he came from nothing to be successful and there are alot of good tips on that as well. The funny thing is he points out you don't have to come from nothing in fact you can be successful even if you have a middle class life as long as you put your mind to the task. The main part of the book is to fear nothing which is a great motto. 50 Cent relates it to his life by pointing out his dad left his mom, his mom was murdered when he was 8 years old and he was shot 9 times and should have been left for dead but he survived all of that. He points out he realized after that he can do anything he wants if he puts his mind to it and if it didn't work out thats ok but he wasent going to be afraid to take risks because he had already been through so much in his life already. The making of the book is also unique and if you look at pictures online or buy the book you will see what i am talking about. Overall a 5 Star book here and i would give a strong recomendation to pick up the book if you can. A great product and one that can be viewed by all types of people.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 24, 2009

    Entertaining and Practical

    "The 50th Law" written by Robert Greene and rap superstar 50 Cent, is written as a practical guide for becoming fearless, interspersed with examples from 50 Cent's own life, as well as those of famous historical figures like Napoleon, Frederick Douglas, and Thomas Edison among many others. The book is broken down into ten chapters, with each one focusing on a particular idea connected to the book's theme. What I most appreciated about this book was how easy its lessons can be applied to real life. Some of the issues discussed include embracing reality, the ability to keep moving no matter what happens, utilizing aggression and confrontation without fear, as well as the importance of self-reliance, self-belief, and connection with others among other things. Equally interesting was 50 Cent's story, stretched out between the chapters and used to demonstrate Greene's points. Growing up in South Queens with his grandparents, 50 Cent participated in New York's drug industry by acting as a hustler and working the streets from a very early age. The word "fearless," as demonstrated by Greene, applied to his life like no other. Surrounded by hostile competitors, erratic buyers, violence, and the threat of going to jail, 50 Cent's daily life as a hustler was consistently dangerous. What I found most remarkable was 50 Cent's successful integration into the music industry, despite all odds being against him. Perhaps the main lesson of this book is having the right mind set and a willingness to fight despite all obstacles. 50 Cent's quotes are included throughout the book, which is gorgeously formatted with a black leather cover and gold pages. Overall, I found this book fascinating and its lessons very pertinent to everyday life. This is bound to be a good read for not only 50 Cent and Robert Greene fans, but also anyone looking for good practical advice on how to improve their lives.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Inspirational

    I keep this book at work, so that whenever my boss pisses me off I can read it and feel geniuinely inspired that I am in control of my life at all times.

    I like 50 Cent, but I felt that the stories about his life lent little to the book and I skip over them on every re-read.

    I tried to have my female co-worker read this book, but she didn't like it. It is definitely a male-oriented type of book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2009

    This books make you want to get start and get started on something now

    I love this book its easy reading,it help face your promble form a differant view your not affaid anymore, it give you the information to go and do what need to be done hands on right now. I love how it read about going with with the flow changing with the time. Starting with what you have rigt now. Once you start reading this book you cant put it down, you'll start looking for what you can do rigt now to change your life, belive me i have a lot of books on motivation, buts this book is speical i thank 50cent for sharing his path on geting it done this i love you 50, now i can see myself moving ahead faster than ever. I new it was something about how this man {50}handle his business now i no,get this book for everybody in the family get going start now.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2011

    Incredible Read

    One of the most profound reads. Diving into what got 50 Cent where he is today, and maintaining that hunger and drive. The key to all is not being afraid or having fear of life, period.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

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    Good Perspective for a New Generation

    I really enjoyed the 50th Law and feels that it allows Robert Greene to recap much of what is in the 48 Laws of Power for a new generation. The 50th Law is of course one Law in its own and I hate having to explain to my peers (I'm in my 30s) why there is no 49th Law. People of my age or older balk at taking advice from a rap artist, especially those who don't like rap music. Keep this in mind if you plan to gift this. It is a book I would give to my mother because she is into rap. I would not gift it to my father despite his appreciation of history like what Greene includes in all his works. The presence of 50th Cent is enough that he would not consider this a valid work of philosophy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2009

    overall crazy good

    nice and fast read

    my niqqa 50 did it again

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    The 50th Law

    The book is well written, it teaches you the psychology of people and why they do things. Also the book teaches you how to be successful and life and gives you tips on how to succeed. I encourage everyone to read it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Good Wisdom in this book

    I listened to audio version of the 50th law about a billion times, and it never gets old.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Glued 2 Hands

    Great book, a must read and will open your eyes. I was really surprised about how much I really enjoyed reading this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

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    Fearless

    Good book for people who are battling the fear social construct.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Fear is the greatest incapacitator

    This book goes down as one of my favourites. When reading about success and achievement, the point that I keep returning to is not that I lack ambition, not that I lack the drive or skills, but that I fall down and fall short due to FEAR. Robert Greene's collaboration with 50 Cent really shows how we can do just about anything once we get over our fears. There is some nice theory intermingled with examples from Curtis Jackson's rise to be the highest money making rap star/businessman around. We dont all grow up in the same neighbourhoods but we do all have the common theme of fearing the worst, especially if we want to become entrepreneurs. If you are seeking to get out there and strive to work in something that is your passion, then this book might be enough to help you realise what is holding you back.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2013

    The central theme of this book is fearlessness. Each of the 10 c

    The central theme of this book is fearlessness. Each of the 10 chapters in the book explains a factor of fearlessness and begins by telling how 50 learned this fearless philosophy while growing up in Southside Queens. Each chapter in the book has a statement that has an overall technical meaning, and they’re discovered once the reader finishes each chapter. What I’ve learned from this book is to never back down! Life throws a ton of difficult obstacles at you, and you have to strategize on how to overcome and conquer them. 50 Cent and Robert Greene open my mind into broad aspects of handing life situations and prospering. I highly recommend this book to all who are looking to be influenced and persuaded in a positively way by great icons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2011

    Thev550th law

    Dthis is a good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2010

    1. Ready-Think 2. Get Set-Grow 3. Go-Get Rich

    BE SURE TO GET A COPY OF THINK AND GROW RICH TOO! It is one of the VERY FEW books that promises to help you determine Who you want to become? What it is you want to do? When it's going to happen? Why THE MISSION IS POSSIBLE? And how you're going to attain it? All through the aid and application of the "unknown and unused knowledge and power" they termed the "Carnegie Secret."

    1. Ready-Think 2. Get Set-Grow 3. Go-Get Rich

    Let life come and live generously,
    Host & Philosopher
    Juddha Shaddai Fitzgerald
    www.blogtalkradio.com/juddha-fitzgerald

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2010

    1. Ready-Think 2. Get Set-Grow 3. Go-Get Rich

    BE SURE TO GET A COPY OF THINK AND GROW RICH TOO! It is one of the VERY FEW books that promises to help you determine Who you want to become? What it is you want to do? When it's going to happen? Why THE MISSION IS POSSIBLE? And how you're going to attain it? All through the aid and application of the "unknown and unused knowledge and power" they termed the "Carnegie Secret."

    1. Ready-Think 2. Get Set-Grow 3. Go-Get Rich

    Let life come and live generously,
    Host & Philosopher
    Juddha Shaddai Fitzgerald
    www.blogtalkradio.com/juddha-fitzgerald

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    An Interesting Look

    This is a very well written book that examines how one person overcame a huge barrier that we all have in our lives. While not a blue print for success, this is an inspirational read about overcoming fears and achieving success.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    - Excellent

    - Excellent

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2009

    You have to check this book out!

    Just picked this book up. It is a unique read. I would have to say that this book is well worth the money. I actually enjoyed it! Thumbs up! Reading this book gave me lots of insight to what is going on in my life. Thumbs up for this wonderful book!

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    Posted February 26, 2010

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