Since rising out of the New York City streets over 25 years ago, Russell Simmons has helped create such groundbreaking ventures as Def Jam Records, Phat Farm, and Def Comedy Jam. Russell might have helped introduce hip-hop to the world, but he credits his success to his belief in a strong set of principles—or laws. In 12 straightforward steps, Russell reveals a path that can be followed by anyone struggling to realize their dreams.
Russell’s laws stem from the belief that it’s impossible to receive any sort of lasting success from the world without giving something of lasting value to the world first. Blending business insight, universal spiritual truths, and an inspired sense of purpose, Do You! crosses the lines of age, race, and background, with wisdom that will lift you up and motivate you to pursue your vision.
The Revolution will be televised....
....in living color, with a heavy base and urban flavor. Nothing new here. Russell Simmons says what every good parent knows....that if you put your ego aside, and work, work, work and work some more you will be rewarded. The reward is the journey and not the prize. What makes his message unique is his raw, frank and relatable delivery, not to mention the undeniable fact that he knows what he is talking about. Russell knows what I have always known, that there are people in the streets with more talent than many folks in the board room and if we include all people, this country and this world will be better off. I hope they're listening, Russell. I hope those hard heads wind up doing yoga on the roof tops and turn this Hip Hop Culture into the revolution it was intended to be. In any case, I'm glad Russell took the time to share the message.
Great Free Book
Some great ideas here, and I am sure Apple just forgot to remove the $18+ dollar price tag. Simmons' ideas carry heavy weight, and Apple is doing a great service by spreading the word for free!
Profound and profane: great listen!
Best free download from Apple in 3 years!
The advice is straightforward and similar to what you'll find in many self-help and spiritual books. But even if you've read them all, you still need to listen to this one.
What is most compelling is the voice telling this story, in his own language; a man acknowledging his flaws and shortcomings, but still trying to share his experience and hoping he can teach others. The stories from his and others' businesses bring it all to life. Simmons also made a wise choice in having Black Ice read this book, with a voice that works well for 4 hours of recording.
Share this with friends who are OK with the occasional profanity.