“Every negative situation contains the possiblity for something positive, an opportunity. It is how you look at it that matters. Your lack of resources can be an advantage, forcing you to be more inventive with the little that you have. Losing a battle can allow you to frame yourself as the sympathetic underdog. Do not let fears make you wait for a better moment or become conservative. If there are cirumstances you cannot control, make the best of them. It is the ultimate alchemy to transform all such negatives into advantages and power.” – (Excerpt from the book The 50th Law)
50 Cent wrote the book with Robert Greene, a bestselling author on strategy whose work “The 48 Laws of Power” has garnered praise from both business consultants and several leading stars of hip-hop. Robert Greene grew up on the other side of the country in Los Angeles.
He was born in 1959 and went to college at UC Berkeley and the University of Madison, Wisconsin. Afterwards, he returned to Los Angeles and started writing for Hollywood and magazines like “Esquire” before composing “The 48 Laws of Power” in 1998. Both Kanye West and Jay-Z have name-dropped Greene in their songs, while the book itself has sold over 1 million copies. DJ Calvin Harris and DJ Premier both have laws from the book tattooed on their arms.
After its initial publication in 2009,”The 50th Law” became a bestseller. SmarterComics is pleased to be able to offer this illustrated, no-holds-barred version of 50 Cent’s hard-earned wisdom with a foreword from the man himself.