Russell Simmons. Russell Simmons Books By Russell Simmons . Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway and More Aug 5, by Danny. Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All by Russell Simmons Paperback $ Only 9 left in The book communicates Mr. Simmons's ideas earnestly and without. RUSSELL SIMMONS is the founder or cofounder of numerous successful companies and philanthropic organizations, including Def Jam Records, Phat Farm clothing, the dRush advertising agency, and Rush Philanthropic. NELSON GEORGE is a groundbreaking journalist, cultural critic.
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In the New York Times bestseller Super Rich, Russell Simmons proved that to be .. Success Through Stillness by Russell Simmons is basically a book about. Russell Simmons has 18 books on Goodreads with ratings. Russell Simmons's most popular book is Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple. Since rising out of the New York City streets over 25 years ago, Russell Si After i finished this book i have learned more about Russell Simmons as a person .
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Dan Charnas Contributor. Rick Rubin Preface. Kelefa Sanneh Preface. After reading this book, which was great, I learned the importance of meditation. This discipline is something overlooked in the urban communities, but is very much needed. Slow down a minute, realign yourself, and be get there faster. Think clearer with making yourself stop and meditate for a moment. Dec 04, Miranda Sherman rated it liked it. This was a great book! Very uplifting and full of great advice.
All 12 of the laws are common sense, but easier said then done and as he says in the book "Remember to remember". Russel Simmons is the hip-hop mogul and owner of many companies. He walks you through the start of his career and how he got to where he is today by "trying" to follow these rules. He mentions several times i This was a great book!
He mentions several times in the book that sometimes he catches himself breaking his own laws, but growth is needed everywhere. He often talks about spirituality but he clarifies in the introduction this book is not based on religion or any particular sect of religion. You can use his advice and laws in your personal life and in the business world and as he walks you through each chapter he explains how the particular law applies to him in both his business and personal life.
He also makes it very clear that the book is not about. It is not about his full life story, it's not a surefire ways to get rich, it's not about industry or personal life gossip and behind the scenes secrets. The book is simply about being or becoming a better you whether in life, business or both. That being said my personal favorite of the laws is number five: Never Less Than Your Best.
He explains how and why this law works and how to incorporate it into everyday use. I highly recommend this book, especially to business students, professionals and anyone looking for a change.
The laws are common sense, but often forgotten or ignored. Check it out! May 14, Jamie King rated it it was ok. I like the introduction Donald John Trump wrote. I learned what a passionate vegan Mr. Simmons is and why we should all be , how much he loathes KFC, and why politicians should listen to more hip-hop just to name a few of the nuggets I took away from this tome. I also learned about his liberal leanings and how much he relates all truth in life to the hip-hop culture His methods are uncommon and a few are quite inspiring, like: So often, though, he makes a stand and then waters it down by throwing in something like, "I'm not saying everyone should believe like me This book felt like a anthropological study of the hip-hop culture in the first person.
There's a fair amount of language in this book, so I wouldn't recommend it to those who are sensitive to that stuff.
Sep 07, Cheryl rated it liked it Shelves: He offers some sage advice. I took copious notes in my reading journal. I only gave the book three stars because his cursing and use of the N word was annoying. That is the last thing I want to see in a motivational book. One thing that resonates with me is when he writes about writing down your vision as soon as you have it. I have often thought of great ideas and then say to myself, I will remember it.
My memory is about as long as my finger, so I forget things often. I liked what he said about He offers some sage advice. I liked what he said about your happiness coming from the way you work and not where you work. I have to focus on that one more because I know where I work doesn't begin to make me happy. I get happy when 5pm hits and I can go back to my life.
I needed to hear about setbacks not being failures but obstacles in the way of your goal or destination. I often will let a setback completely throw me off task for long periods of time. Russell said, you are never a failure until you are a quitter and I haven't exactly quit.
Feb 09, Anastasia rated it liked it Shelves: Was mainly curious about this book because Simmons is a known vegan, that's about all I knew when I piked this up. More than anything it was an insight into hip hop culture for me, although the lessons Simmons shares are very universal. It was a good refresher on certain life and work related philosophies, but I can't say it was a revelation. Probably a good book for people who are the direct target audience of Russell Simmons - young people who know who he is and love what he does.
Feb 21, Caitlin rated it really liked it. Usually I wouln't review a self-help or business book on goodreads, but I actually really liked this book. I didn't know too much about Russell Simmons, just that he's been really successful in the music business and seemed to be pretty savvy when I saw him on Oprah. So I kind of picked up this book just based on that and found myself pretty much being like 'yep, can't argue with that' throughout this book.
And who knew he wa Usually I wouln't review a self-help or business book on goodreads, but I actually really liked this book. And who knew he was so into spiritual stuff?
Anyways, totally was not what I expected and actually seems really useful business advice or things to think about when deciding what you really want to do career-wise etc. This audiobook was half usable advice on success and half a discussion of Simmons's success and his personal values.
I normally dislike abridged audiobooks, but I'm glad this one is shortened. Towards the end of the audiobook the focus is mostly on Simmons's opinions on living a vegan lifestyle and politics, which I didn't find as interesting or applicable to the book's topic as earlier advice. I feel like he got off track and decided to bring up topics that would have made readers put the book This audiobook was half usable advice on success and half a discussion of Simmons's success and his personal values.
I feel like he got off track and decided to bring up topics that would have made readers put the book down if they weren't already so invested. I did find the discussion of the "hip hop lifestyle" fascinating. I'll look at that style with a different perspective now, which I appreciate gaining from this audiobook.
Mar 09, India Celeste rated it it was amazing. I was working as an intern at Phat Fashions the summer that this book came out, and I had no idea that this book would be as inspirational as it was. Much of the language is how he really talks, but if you can get through that, the wisdom and advice is solid.
I concur with a lot of "teachings" that were mentioned in the book as well as reflect on some of the stories that were told during certain times. I will say that some of the stuff won't exactly apply to everybody. I've read the book twice s I was working as an intern at Phat Fashions the summer that this book came out, and I had no idea that this book would be as inspirational as it was. I've read the book twice since I own it and am probably due for another read.
If you're someone who considers yourself a Go-Getter or want to be one, this book is a great place to start if you need motivation. Oct 09, Chris Royster rated it it was amazing Shelves: A lot of Hip Hop heads go straight for this book to learn about Rush and his tactics and advice on business and how to be a mogul!
This is his 2nd book and it is very spiritual. I am agnostic,but it helped me put things into perspective pretty well! Good tips on self discipline and standards to rule yourself by! Doesn't come off preachy at all. Funny and straight forward self contradiction and all! I refer back to chapters as I am in the entertainment industry and it gives me many real life examples A lot of Hip Hop heads go straight for this book to learn about Rush and his tactics and advice on business and how to be a mogul!
I refer back to chapters as I am in the entertainment industry and it gives me many real life examples on how to stay focused,motivated,productive and balanced! Excellent read.
Jun 11, Charles rated it liked it Shelves: This book is great! I didn't actually read the book but I listened to the audio book version got it free from iTunes.
Since the audio book is an abridged version, I assume that the bulk of the important topics were kept intact. Russell Simmons has some great points, many great anecdotes to illustrate those stories and best of all he keeps it real as best as I can tell while adding some humor into the mix.
A good number of his thoughts and ideas draw from religious thought and teachings. Howe This book is great! However, this book is not a religious book and the ideas are not about religion, but are based upon a more universal idea of spirituality and wisdom.
May 02, Jasmine Holloman rated it really liked it. A co-worker let me borrow the book and I thought the book had a lot of great tips for achieving success such as staying focused on the present, staying true to yourself and erasing anxiety. However, as the book progressed the messages seemed to not resonate as much as he talked about voting and getting into the community. I understood the messages, however they did not relate to achieving career success to me.
Other than that and the foreword by Donald Trump the book came a great time for me a A co-worker let me borrow the book and I thought the book had a lot of great tips for achieving success such as staying focused on the present, staying true to yourself and erasing anxiety.
Other than that and the foreword by Donald Trump the book came a great time for me and will help achieving personal and professional happiness. May 27, Stephrycraw rated it really liked it.
Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised with Russell's "straight-up", but "strictly business" approach to success and business. Simmons speaks in a vernacular understood by the young men and women, who may be less inclined to pick up Donald Trump's book, or sign up for a business class in school. I appreciated how Simmons incorporated his personal beliefs; he is practicing Yogi, is a proud Vegan, while maintaining his Hollis, Queens "street cred".
I also found the quotes throughout the book very po Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised with Russell's "straight-up", but "strictly business" approach to success and business.
I also found the quotes throughout the book very poignant. This is a great book to gift to any graduate even as young as 8th or 12th grade. Jan 14, Adrienna rated it it was amazing Shelves: DO You is a book that is not only inspirational, but to get us in the mindset as dreamers to step out on that dream and make it a reality.
He lays down the law too. I took intensive notes. It is bigger than hip-hop music, producer, business owner of PHAT Farm and other ventures, and where we can focus on our ideas as entrepreneurs to take it to the next level. Positive notes, not to let the negativity, or haters offend or stop our dream!
Do not allow anyone to stomp on your dreams! It is your vi DO You is a book that is not only inspirational, but to get us in the mindset as dreamers to step out on that dream and make it a reality. It is your vision, not there's.
Keep pressing and pushing! Adrienna "Dream Reviewer" Turner Jul 12, Ulrich rated it it was ok. Russell Simmons has clearly made enormous progress in his life, but for much of this book I felt like he wasn't really speaking my language.
I love that he never genders God and is actually careful not gender the concept or correlate it with any particular religion. His rules, examples, and advice all sound solid to me. I liked it, I think I just prefer books with slightly less name-dropping, though I'm sure many would consider it establishing credibility.
It had some concepts that I found usefu Russell Simmons has clearly made enormous progress in his life, but for much of this book I felt like he wasn't really speaking my language. It had some concepts that I found useful. Jun 23, Tiffany Anderson rated it did not like it Shelves: I'm not reading this book anymore.
After he put out the offensive sex tape parody, then retracted by request of the NAACP, then came up with a milquetoast apology, I cannot continue to read this. It troubled me how he spoke of women, except for his ex-wife Kimora - they seemed more like objects.
I am part of GirlTrek. There's no way to condone his behavior. Hopefully he'll make a full recovery and I can p I'm not reading this book anymore. Hopefully he'll make a full recovery and I can pay him attention once again.
Aug 04, Guy added it. Besides the 'self-help' aspect of the book it was interesting to learn more about the life of Russell Simmons and the hip hop world.