13 episodes

Anyone who has achieved greatness has, in part, patterned themselves after those who came before. Napoleon learned from Charlemagne, Charlemagne learned from Caesar, and Caesar learned from Alexander the Great. This podcast analyzes the lives of some of the greatest men and women to ever live. By examining their strategies, tactics, mindset, and work habits, How to Take Over the World helps you understand the great ones, so that you can follow in their footsteps.

How to Take Over the World Ben Wilson

    • Philosophy

Anyone who has achieved greatness has, in part, patterned themselves after those who came before. Napoleon learned from Charlemagne, Charlemagne learned from Caesar, and Caesar learned from Alexander the Great. This podcast analyzes the lives of some of the greatest men and women to ever live. By examining their strategies, tactics, mindset, and work habits, How to Take Over the World helps you understand the great ones, so that you can follow in their footsteps.

    Mini-Episode: Catherine the Great

    Mini-Episode: Catherine the Great

    How did a German girl from a family of little note become one of the most powerful people in the world and one of the greatest rulers in Russian history?

    On this mini-episode, we explore the life of Catherine the Great and the attributes that defined her life: Ambition and Adaptability.

    • 11 min
    An Announcement and Something New

    An Announcement and Something New

    This is the first-ever HTTOTW short. These 3-minute in-between-isodes will run during weeks when there isn't a new full episode. This is in addition to the regular length episodes, and these will not distract from or delay new full-length episodes.

    This week's short features three stories from the life of Steve Jobs.

    Let me know what you think of the new format by emailing Ben@HTTOTW.com.

    • 5 min
    The Wealthiest Family of All Time - The Rothschilds (Part 2)

    The Wealthiest Family of All Time - The Rothschilds (Part 2)

    How did the Rothschilds go from a poor family inhabiting a part-share of a home in a Jewish ghetto to the richest family of all time in less than 50 years? Listen to how they reach their zenith and what has happened to them since then on How to Take Over the World.

    • 41 min
    The Wealthiest Family of All Time - The Rothschilds (Part 1)

    The Wealthiest Family of All Time - The Rothschilds (Part 1)

    How did the Rothschilds go from a poor family inhabiting a part-share of a home in a Jewish ghetto to the richest family of all time in less than 50 years? Listen to how their story begins on How to Take Over the World.

    • 51 min
    Julius Caesar (Part 4)

    Julius Caesar (Part 4)

    In the concluding episode, I discuss Caesar's ascendency to total power and his (spoiler alert!) assassination.

    • 39 min
    Julius Caesar (Part 3)

    Julius Caesar (Part 3)

    Julius Caesar wraps up his conquest of Gaul and is forced to make the most crucial decision of his life.

    • 33 min

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Relatable perspective on history

This podcast makes the historical figures come to life in a relatable way, focusing on their dilemmas, decision processes, and motivations, rather than just on their accomplishments.

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