Do You!: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success

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Penguin, Apr 24, 2007 - Self-Help - 320 pages
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Since rising out of the New York City streets over twenty-five 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 twelve 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.
 

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Very informative book about the dos and donts of running a company. I teach MBA students and I am adding this book to my reading requirements for the fall semester. Read full review

Do You is Worth Getting!!

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First I want to say this is the first time I have ever ordered and Audiobook sooo I was litte leery but I say what the heck. I am and was plesantly surprised. Do You by Russell Simmons talks abouth ... Read full review

Contents

SEE YOUR VISION AND STICK WITH IT
BEING ANENTREPRENEUR can be nervewracking largely because theres
ALWAYS DO YOU
IVE BEEN CREDITED deservedly or not with several innovations in
GET YOUR MIND RIGHT
IT SEEMS THAT WHENEVER we turn on the TV listen
STOP FRONTIN AND START TODAY
THE PRECEDING QUOTE courtesy of Harlems legendary Reverend Ike
IN OVERTWENTYFIVE YEARS of riding out the highs and the
PLANT THE
IF YOUPLANT GOOD healthy seeds in the world the world
IWANT TO START THIS CHAPTER by sharing two stories that
SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE STAY OPEN TO
WHEN YOUEMBRACE DIVERSITY and stay open to things that seem
BE POWERFUL BE HEARD
FOR ME one of the best perks of so called

NEVER LESS THAN YOUR BEST
YOU PROBABLY DIDNT GO OUT and get this book just
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THE
ONE OF THE NICKNAMES Ive acquired over the years is
THERE ARE NO FAILURES ONLY
SPIT TRUTH TO POWER
I VE SPENTALOT OF TIME celebrating the good work hiphop
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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Master entrepreneur and visionary Russell Simmons has influenced virtually all aspects of business and media: in music with the co-founding of the immensely successful original Def Jam Recordings; in the fashion industry with the trail-blazing Phat Farm, Baby Phat, Run Athletics, and Def Jam University clothing lines; in film with Simmons Lathan Media Group; in television with HBO’s “The Def Comedy Jam” and “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry”; on Broadway with the Tony Award winning stage production “Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway”, and numerous other ventures in the financial services industry, mobile communications, and philanthropy. A native New Yorker, he is the proud father of two daughters.
Chris Morrow is the author of Stir It Up: Reggae Album Cover Art and has written about hip-hop and politics for numerous publications, including The Source and The New York Daily News. A resident of Brooklyn, New York, he has been working as a speechwriter for Russell Simmons since 2003.

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