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'My favourite book' Tinchy Stryder
BA Business Life Book of the Month
The ultimate hustle is to move freely between the street and corporate worlds, to find your flow and never stay locked in the same position. This is a manifesto for how to operate in the twenty-first century, where everything has been turned on its head. Building on the runaway success of Robert Greene's The 48 Laws of Power (almost five million copies sold), the 'modern Machiavelli' teams up with rapper 50 Cent to show how the power game of success can be played to your advantage.
Drawing on the lore of gangsters, hustlers, and hip-hop artists, as well as 50 Cent's business and artistic dealings, the authors present the 'Laws of 50', revealing how to become a master strategist and supreme realist. Success comes from seeking an advantage in each and every encounter, and The 50th Law offers indispensable advice on how to win in business - and in life.
This combination of graphic memoir, self-help manual, and merchandising adapts the 2009 prose edition of the same title for younger readers, featuring artwork by Crosland that captures a bracing urban energy. The bio of 50 Cent in the book's back matter reads, in part, "He began drug dealing at the age of twelve, which gave him the need to become fearless in order to attain success and power on the streets and, later, in the recording industry." This extraordinary mixed message animates the morally confused story of 50 Cent's rise to fame. "Fifty" is portrayed as an ambitious kid who started dealing drugs early as a way to subvert the limited opportunities of his oppressive urban environment. After a stint in jail, he transitions to a music career, using his "hustler's eye" and an entrepreneurial approach to gain advantage in unfamiliar territory. The book adapts ideas from Greene's earlier bestseller, The 48 Laws of Power, which reduced the writings of Machiavelli and Sun Tzu to sound bite sized corporate jargon. In this version, younger readers are encouraged to "Create Little Empires" and "Move Higher Up the Food Chain." Despite some positive, constructive points, it's hard to get past the uncritical portrayal of Fifty's drug dealing and its gleaming silver lining.