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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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.
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.
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 cross of self help, inspiration and hip hop!"
Inspiring, interesting, truthful
The main bit I loved was how it summed up working for others and "be an owner, not a minion".
His dry and slow voice carries he content firmly.
Great book for anyone wanting to begin an entrepreneurial venture, if you need some motivation or just need to remember why you're doing it, this is the book!
I have listened to this Audio book 3 times in the last month whilst commuting to work, it is that good.
This is much like Robert Greene's other work such as 48 Laws of Power, Mastery, etc.
It has his trademark style that makes history and events pop out and come alive.
Robert Greene is a fantastic narrator, his voice and timbre ring in a way that is relaxing to listen to but also commands attention. The way he speaks is much like a benevolent teacher telling you how it is.
Hearing about Curtis Jackson's tough upbringing and near death experience. I have a new respect for the man now, even admiration.
This will open your eyes and mind so make sure to listen without prejudice.
I found it all concise and memorable. I loved 50's take on life as a hustler ...
His gravitas as a writer and 50's originality as an artist and entrepreneur
Reality is my drug
"Intersting and Educational"
Yes it is better then print as you have every chapter being introduced by 50 cent himself. His voice gives more meaning to the subject.
How you can change your identity. That you are not born with certain personality traits but they evolve and you can change them.
It's interesting how business focused 50 cents is and this can be useful for other people in business as well.
"Awesome, it is what I expected, quite entertaining"
It's punching above average, definitely
An entertaining story throughout the book ties topics quite well together
Question with regards to differentiating between characters does not really apply to this particular book since there's no dialogue to be narrated but this book is a story telling one, when it comes to introducing characters as a writer Robert Green introduced them into overall theme of the book very well (with help of 50cent I'm sure)
Corporate or Street, principles are the same
It's a good motivational, and business orientated listen
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