- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd; Main edition (July 18, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1846680794
- ISBN-13: 978-1846680793
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 7.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 281 g
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1.597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The 50th Law Paperback – 18 July 2013
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Robert Greene is the author of three international bestsellers. He has been an editor at Esquire and other magazines. Find him on Twitter @RobertGreene http://powerseductionandwar.com/ 50 Cent is a US rapper and entrepreneur. He has released four major label albums, earned eleven Grammy nominations and taken street culture by storm from music and movies to clothing and books.
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The main idea of the book, "The 50th Law", is fearlessness. The authors details and conveys how to achieve this through ten chapters each centered around a principle or "law" if you will. 50 Cents life is used as the main template/reference for each principle (and the overarching fearlessness law). However Greene also makes use of other stories throughout history for this purpose as well.
Overall I feel the book delivered on its purpose. It's able to convey it's lessons well through both story and reasoning. Also it's alot shorter and less textbooky than Greenes other books so that's a plus.
Personally the book was inspiring. I of course had been a casual fan of 50 Cents music but I had no idea that behind the scenes was a man who overcame so much and intelligently clawed his way to the top.
As for Greene this was my first book I read by him (well actually I'm reading it and The 48 Laws of Power at the same time). And it was so good that I read through it quickly and went out and bought all of Greenes other books.
Greenes books paint a picture of reality as it is not as some want it to be. They give you the tools to protect yourself and thrive in the world. Honestly I feel like I've been given dynamite or the ten commandments after reading all his books. They are that powerful and good.
So do I recommend this book? Absolutely for yourself and maybe your spouse or kids (so they can survive and thrive too). However I would advise you to not go around blabbing off about what you learned. When so many other people suck it makes it easier for you to stand out. A good magician never reveals their secerets.
If you read this book also at minimum read the 48 Laws of Power. Also check out Greenes other books.
For the Summary Version of Greene's other books:
Summary: The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene | Condensed Key Points and Analysis
Other Self Help/ Improvement:
Kudos to to Mr. Greene and Mr. Jackson for openly discussing and analyzing this problem and, more importantly, providing a step by step blueprint on how to move your life forward.