Unbreakable Self

The 50th Law by Robert Green and 50 Cent

Posted in Books, Character by Ahmed on May 19, 2010

I’ve been reading this book and have found it to be really refreshing, a lot easier of a read than the original 48 Laws of Power – maybe it’s because you have the context of a figure like 50 Cent driving most of these principles.

Apparently this book came about after 50 Cent had spent years fighting the changing hiphop industry. This book was done with Robert Greene as a sort of reflection on what it took to succeed in music and in business. So, the top 10 takeaways from this book are as follows (from Amazon reviewer “Dave Lakhani”):

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 every 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. Aggression – Get over your fears of confronting people
6. Authority – The person at the top sets the tone
7. Connection – Think of the public first and their changing needs. Begin with their demand and create the appropriate supply.
8. Mastery – Learn to master boredom, outlast your rivals, learn early to endure the hours of practice and drudgery to build a proper foundation to grow from
9. Self Belief – Push beyond your limits. Your sense of who you are will determine your actions and what you get in life.
10. The Sublime – Confront your mortality

Here’s a slideshare presentation outlining the book. Enjoy.


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