Containing intimate stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom; his rise to worldwide fame and acclaim after the release of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin'; and examples of others who have overcome adversity through understanding and practicing the 50th Law. This deeply inspirational book is perfect for entrepreneurs as well as anyone interested in the extraordinary life of Curtis Jackson.
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Okay, I am wondering if maybe I'm being a bit of a sucker here - there are some valid arguments for slating this book - taking itself a bit too seriously, lacking humour, dubious connections to and input from 50 Cent - but nevertheless I found this fascinating. The ideas are so true - people tend to respect those who have no fear and can face people down; it is vital to be able to walk away from any deal you are not happy with; 50 Cent probably really did learn a lot of the "laws of power" on the street, and these are explained well here. The fault is in the slightly jumbled-up-ness of the book - Robert Greene's The 48 Laws of Power is slightly more focused - but given that I have played this through a few times, it rates as one of my favourites.
Very good audio book. Greene's voice is at first annoying, but you get used to it the anecdotes, story's and philosophical references really inspire.
I wish there were more audio books like this
A reality check of a book, with learning points on dealing with others and the conflicting emotions surrounding our actions and the interpretation of others actions. Well written and well read.
I went through this book many times and I enjoy coming back to it every time (even more than other great books from Robert Greene). Apart from very interesting story of 50 Cent's life there is plenty of history in it. Many legendary characters and their struggles and successes. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants be anything but mediocre.
This was a great book with some good insights from 50 Cent. It was slightly odd however listening to a detached narration and it also had an abrupt ending. However overall I quite liked it.
The content of the book is at least captivating. The examples from actual historic figures laid in parallel with the anecdotes and life of 50c is a powerful technique to illustrate writer's views and his theory about the human nature. This work is deeply profound and thought provoking.
I thought this book was excellent. It is much more concise and direct than Greene's other books (all of which are very good in their own ways). Well written and well read. Worth the time.
"The Fearlessness Approach"
Having been through twice I have found this to be one of my favourites. This book can be picked up at any point and flows from then on. So does not need to be followed intently. Which was nice as I was listening to it while working on something else. The narration is monotonous but works very well for this type of book.
The whole concept of fearlessness is not wholly focused on 50 (his whole story is compelling aswell) but looks into many great historical figures and their use of it. From fear of taking what you want, to fearing death, it is all in there. The 50th Law was a hit with me because I could relate to the fearlessness approach. If you do too, then this will help you to push it even further. Also, if you are a fearful type this read may help you to break away that little bit more. Either way, just experiment with it for fun.
"Excellent book "
Wow, this was an amazing book! It gave me many insights as to how one can step up to challenges faced in the worst situations and make it a way of life. I definitely need to keep rereading it so that all the points can sink into my brain .
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