It’s been a while since I’ve done a book review, and this is one of the better ones I’ve read in a while.
Get it now!
I’ve heard Owen talk about this book before, but mostly in passing, while I think it is an essential to any Self Development Library.
Just straight sick.
Initially I was somewhat apprehensive, because I didn’t really care for 50 cent much, and didn’t know what I could learn from a street hustler turned rapper.
But 50 is really just a muse for Robert Greene, who uses his story as a jumping off point, using examples of Napoleon, to Miles Davis and Malcolm X.
It really was the final nail in the coffin for me when it came to “working for someone else,” as 50 states that any time you work as an employee, you are dependent on your employer for your sustenance.
On some level, this is always going to be a hit to your self esteem, as the goal of any self actualized being is full autonomy and self responsibility.
There’s also a nice section on “the positive reframe,” how to turn any situation into something beneficial.
And it even gets into the whole nihilistic “we’re all going to die anyway, what do you have to be afraid of” type of stuff, which I loved how it intertwined into solid business advice, and ultimately a better way to view reality and take on more risk.
Stand up book, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Again, here’s the amazon link: The 50th Law by Robert Greene
Let me know what you think!