Start reading The 50th Law on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card
 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

The 50th Law [Kindle Edition]

50 Cent , Robert Greene
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $21.99
Kindle Price: $9.99
You Save: $12.00 (55%)
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers

Whispersync for Voice

Now you can switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible audiobook. Learn more or scan your Kindle library to find matching professional narration for the Kindle books you already own.

Add the professional narration of The 50th Law for a reduced price of $11.49 after you buy this Kindle book.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $9.99  
Imitation Leather $14.11  
Paperback --  
Audible Audio Edition, Unabridged $24.95 or Free with Audible 30-day free trial
Kindle Delivers
Kindle Delivers
Subscribe to the Kindle Delivers monthly e-mail to find out about each month's Kindle book deals, new releases, editors' picks and more. Learn more (U.S. customers only)

Book Description

In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a “bible” for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With intimate stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after the release of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, as well as 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.



Editorial Reviews

Review

"'In The 50th Law the combined expertise of rapper 50 Cent and author Robert Greene promises to teach readers to get rid of their fear, and succeed' (Bookseller & Publisher) 'Invaluable business law... it is almost frightening to think of the amount of leonine stone-walling that will be going on in boardrooms once this volume hits the shelves' (Financial Times) 'An Art of War - style book of tough-guy maxims to live by' (David Smyth, Evening Standard) 'An entertaining analysis of the mechanics of individualistic power... 50 Cent's story is well known, but seen through the psychologist's prism this tale of a thirst for business power and money makes compelling reading. Book of the Month - 8/10' (BA Business Life)"

From the Back Cover

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.


Product Details

  • File Size: 376 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 006177460X
  • Publisher: HarperStudio (September 8, 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002M41TRU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,510 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
225 of 237 people found the following review helpful
Format:Imitation Leather
Robert Greene has created a powerful book that will likely be misunderstood by most or discounted by many because of the co-author and his past, this will be a big mistake. In my opinion Robert Greene has taken a fearless step by choosing to cast 50 Cent as a modern day hip hop Napoleon, while I see the correlation, I'm not sure I'd go quite that far.

The 50th law is about two topics near and dear to my heart, fearlessness and hustle. In this case the term hustle is used to describe the street hustling tactics and the criminal endeavors of 50 Cent, what you can't overlook is that much of what 50 Cent did was in fact criminal and had no socially redeeming qualities. That said, he showed amazing insight for a child with little education other than that received from trial and error and other hustlers. He showed an intuitive grasp of core concepts of power, of strategy, and of outright manipulation. Robert discusses those tactics in great detail and in a very interesting way, the text is incredibly motivating. I constantly found myself wondering what I might do if I applied the same kind of hustle in an ethical, legal way to my existing business and kept coming back to the same conclusion, the business would grow and my competitors would be impacted.

The key ideas in the book are:

1. Intense Realism - A very candid look at the value of seeing things as they are
2. Self Reliance - A look at making everything your own and controlling yourself and your surroundings
3. Opportunism - Finding the value in negative situations and making the best of ever situation while turning it to your advantage
4. Keep moving - Move with the chaos, don't give others a chance to pin you down, change your appearance to fit the environment
5.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
56 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hustlers Bible December 2, 2009
Format:Imitation Leather
Being a fan of Robert Greene (I often consult his works for advice), I was delighted to get my hands on his fourth book. It looks quite unusual, with is leather-look cover and gold pages one could mistake it for the Bible. This is Roberts first collaboration and a surprising one at that, with rap-mogul 50 Cent. 50 embodies the rags-to-riches myth, and with such an unusual life, he has - a lot - of stories to share. In addition to historical examples, Robert uses a living person as his main inspiration, and this makes the book feel more modern and alive. 50's experience, coupled with Roberts razor-sharp analytical insight result in this `Hustlers Bible'.

The good stuff starts with the introduction, where the 50th Law is revealed on p.18: "The greatest fear people have is that of being themselves". This is no an empty proverb, the book very clearly explains its meaning. The main theme of the book is fearlessness. Robert and 50 mapped out ten common types of fears and the power one can obtain by overcoming them.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
92 of 102 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Like Nothing You've Ever Read! September 10, 2009
Format:Imitation Leather
The 50th Law, a book like nothing you've ever read before. I first expected a continuation of Mr. Greene's other books (48 LOP, TAOS); this is to say the least completely different. Fearlessness is the basic focus of The 50th Law. The book explains how fear can cripple most people from living their lives well and with power. It also gives examples of those who lived on the fringes of society, who applied themselves fearlessly to the mastery of their own particular goals in the midst of despairing circumstance. The book's co-author 50 Cent, is one of Robert Greene's most adept pupils who rose in fame, money and power in a few short years amidst many life-changing setbacks. What an inspiration for anyone who wants more than their current situation in life can give them right now. This book is for the hustler, he doesn't think like everyone else because so many people are afraid to have his responsibilities and therefore don't enjoy his rewards. That's the book's "audience", the hustlers who make ways were none seem to be available and prosper because of it. This is why the hustler will always find a way to have power in this world. Read this book with an open mind, you may realize that fear is the only thing holding you back from what you truly want. It may be hard, gritty and abrasive yet this is the only book that will tell you the truth about how exactly one rises to power in this world; it's not pretty and it's fearless.
Was this review helpful to you?
41 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you buy ONE book this year, buy The 50th Law October 11, 2009
Format:Imitation Leather|Verified Purchase
Full disclosure: I'm founder of Sonshi.com, the largest website on Sun Tzu's Art of War and where we interviewed Mr. Greene after he wrote "33 Strategies of War" and later "The 50th Law." But please understand this: We like his works so much we invited him, not because we invited him we like his work.

Now to my review. First of all I'm an avid reader of nonfiction, specifically business books. Most business books I read are mediocre and sometimes so far from being realistic that they hold little practical value. The 50th Law is far superior to anything I have read in a long long time that I've decided to write a review here. Every paragraph in the book is PACKED with insights so profound yet clear that only someone with Robert Greene's knowledge and literary skill can pull it off. The powerfully useful concepts never let up from beginning to end (very rare in books -- most would taper off by the end). I took notes to highlight the good stuff but soon gave up because it was causing me to pause too darn often.

Here is where I'm supposed to discuss the specific topics Mr. Greene discusses in his book such as: fear, having a learning mind, adapting to your environment, death, etc. But the 50th Law's depth, clarity, wisdom are impossible for someone of my caliber to render in my own words without falling short in a tragic way. Anything I say would only shortchange the book. So I won't try. Trust me on this one, once you read this book, you'll know exactly what I mean here.

OK just for balance, here are some caveats: If you happen to like lame self-improvement books by Kenneth Blanchard and his ilk, move along -- you will never grasp this book's genius.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fear what!?
This is a solid read. The contrast of Greene and 50 are dynamic in how two people from two different worlds have a mutual perception on this subject matter. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Nicholas
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic book! Highly recommend.
Published 2 days ago by valeriew007
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book
It has a lot of philosophy and there are many points that a lot of people could use...it wasn't the story I was expecting but I still enjoyed it.
Published 3 days ago by David Dishongh
4.0 out of 5 stars Practical survival guide for ghetto life and beyond.
Great read. All the information are straight cut and structured for quick application. rated a 4 only because I finished the book too soon.
Published 18 days ago by Alfredo Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars A great real-world story about overcoming unnecessary fears
50 Cent is a controversial figure, best known for his aggressive, completely unhinged hardcore rap, as well as his popular club hits like "In Da Club," "Candy... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Michael J Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Knowledge is the new swag...
"Knowledge is power". Ironically, that is what Robert Greene's books ultimately proves and helps to add to your power. Read more
Published 22 days ago by lastofadyingbreed.co
5.0 out of 5 stars audio book
I'm listening to this and I have got to buy a hard copy. Coming from a bad neighborhood, this is a must have.
Published 24 days ago by drgonzo01
3.0 out of 5 stars Something you may already know
A perhaps over simplified version of what truly introspective people already know that self interest truly rules the human condition .
Published 27 days ago by colin kimball
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible must read book
It is one of the best practical self help book I have read in recent times. A must read for everyone.
Published 1 month ago by Deepak
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
I was skeptical after the first chapter, but there really was some basic wisdom in this book. It reached my son because of 50 cent's street cred. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Wayfaring
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category