A self-help business book about many young men who fall victim to the siren song of the streets, often glamourized through music videos and movies. The secrets of the streets can propel you to success in any entrepreneurial endeavor you undertake, even in corporate America and as a working class citizen. St.Julien, formerly known as the rapper Silk G. pulls back the covers of the game or hustling as it is widely known, in an effort to keep forthcoming generations from becoming a statistic.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics an article in the January, 2014 Huff Post Black Voices, “One in every three black males born today can expect to go to prison at some point in their life, compared with one in every six Latino males, and one in every 17 white males if current incarceration trends continue.”
Many of these young men fall victim to the siren song of the streets…Often glamorized through music videos and movies. The truth is, the streets have rules, and the failure to make it big in the game-whatever that game may be is directly tied to the failure to learn, understand, and maintain the rules.
Still, author Ricky St.Julien II, formerly known as the rapper, “Silk G” says the secrets of the streets can propel you to success in any entrepreneurial endeavor you undertake. In 48 Laws of Hustling, St.Julien, who has spent time as a guest in the prison system, pulls back the covers of the game, or hustling as it is widely known in an effort to keep forthcoming generations from becoming a statistic.
Some of the author's favorite quotes:
“You have to learn the rules of the game and then you have to play better than anyone else.” -Albert Einstein
“If you’re prepared, and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.” -Mark Cuban
“An expert is an ordinary man away from home giving advice“ -Oscar Wilde
“My hustle is nonstop. I never stop hustling.”-Young Jeezy