Law number one: See your vison and stick with it -- Law number two: Always do you -- Law number three: Get your mind right -- Law number four: Stop frontin' and start today -- Law number five: Never less than your best -- Law number six: Surround yourself with the right people -- Law number seven: There are no failures, only quitters -- Law number eight: Science of success : plant the good seeds -- Law number nine: You can never get before you give -- Law number ten: Successful people stay open to change -- Law number eleven: Be powerfull, be heard -- Law number twelve: Spit truth to power. Since rising out of the New York City streets over 25 years ago, Russell Simmons has helped create such groundbreaking ventures as Def Jam Records, Phat Farm and Def Comedy Jam, becoming known the world over as "The CEO of Hip Hop." He credits his success to his belief in a set of 12 laws, which he shares in this book. His path towards success can be followed by anyone struggling to realize their dreams. Indeed, those solely looking to build up their bank accounts at the expense of personal integrity should look elsewhere. Blending business insight and spiritual inspiration, Russell believes that all success, professional or personal, comes from a connection with your higher self, and that it's impossible to receive any sort of lasting success from the world without giving something of lasting value to the world first: being a mentor and philanthropist is fundamental to success.--From publisher description.