Do You!: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success

Do You!: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success

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by Russell Simmons, Chris Morrow
     
 

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Since rising out of the New York City streets over twenty-five years ago, Russell Simmons has helped create such groundbreaking ventures as Def Jam Records, Phat Farm, and Def Comedy Jam. Russell might have helped introduce hip-hop to the world, but he credits his success to his belief in a strong set of principles—or laws. In twelve straightforward steps,… See more details below

Overview

Since rising out of the New York City streets over twenty-five years ago, Russell Simmons has helped create such groundbreaking ventures as Def Jam Records, Phat Farm, and Def Comedy Jam. Russell might have helped introduce hip-hop to the world, but he credits his success to his belief in a strong set of principles—or laws. In twelve straightforward steps, Russell reveals a path that can be followed by anyone struggling to realize their dreams.

Russell’s laws stem from the belief that it’s impossible to receive any sort of lasting success from the world without giving something of lasting value to the world first. Blending business insight, universal spiritual truths, and an inspired sense of purpose, Do You! crosses the lines of age, race, and background, with wisdom that will lift you up and motivate you to pursue your vision.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
[Simmons] uses his hard-earned authority to tell slackers and whiners within and without the hip-hop world how to keep it real.
Wall Street Journal
The book communicates Mr. Simmons's ideas earnestly and without condescension. One suspects he may have produced another hit.
BusinessWeek
Now in paperback, the New York Times bestselling guide from the "CEO of Hip-Hop"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101216941
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/24/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
428,334
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Nas
Russell and I both are both from the streets of Queens—different neighborhoods, but a similar struggle. So I have a true appreciation and respect for the commitment he's made to uplifting himself in life. But I have even more respect for the commitment he's made to uplifting other people in the struggle as well. And these Laws are just another demonstration of that commitment. With Russell, it's never just been about stacking paper. He's never been satisfied just making a hot record or a hot jacket, he's always wanted to teach the rest of us how to make something hot too. So that we can enjoy the same kind of longevity he's enjoyed. And more importantly than the records or the clothes, Russell's always reminded us to speak our truth. He's encouraged us to stay on the side of right and share what in our hearts. This book is Russell's truth and if you listen to what he's saying, you'll find the inspiration and the knowledge to start the journey you want to take in life too.
Donald Trump
I consider him one of the great entrepreneurs out there today. Russell knows the market and he sees the future, and that's the ultimate businessperson.
JayZ
Simmons is the Godfather. Def Jam was the model that birthed Bad Boy, No Limit, Roc-A-Fella, and all these other labels. And then later, Phat Farm birthed Sean Jean, Rocawear, MarcJacobs, and all these other clothing companies. Russell is the architect of what we do.

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