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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

    • History
    • 4.9 • 562 Ratings

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.

    Leonardo Da Vinci (Endnotes)

    Leonardo Da Vinci (Endnotes)

    The second half of the life of Leonardo Da Vinci - artist, inventor, scientist, writer, playwright, and genius.
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    Sources:
    Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
    Leonardo Da Vinci by Kenneth Clark
    Leonardo Da Vinci biography by Vasari
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    Writing and production by Ben Wilson.

    • 33 min
    Leonardo Da Vinci (Part 2)

    Leonardo Da Vinci (Part 2)

    The second half of the life of Leonardo Da Vinci - artist, inventor, scientist, writer, playwright, and genius.
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    Sources:
    Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
    Leonardo Da Vinci by Kenneth Clark
    Leonardo Da Vinci biography by Vasari
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    Sponsors:
    CopyThat.com - Use code TakeOver for $20 off
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    Writing and production by Ben Wilson. Sound design by Ezra Bakker Trupiano.

    • 44 min
    Leonardo Da Vinci (Part 1)

    Leonardo Da Vinci (Part 1)

    The early life and career of Leonardo Da Vinci - artist, inventor, scientist, writer, playwright, and genius.
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    Sources:
    Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
    Leonardo Da Vinci biography by Vasari
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    Sponsors:
    CopyThat.com - Use code TakeOver for $20 off
    IdeationBootcamp.co - Use code Ben for $50 off
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    Writing and production by Ben Wilson. Sound design by Ezra Bakker Trupiano.

    • 38 min
    William Randolph Hearst (Part 2)

    William Randolph Hearst (Part 2)

    The rise of Williams Randolph Hearst as a politician, the expansion of his media empire, the creation of Hearst Castle, and more.
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    The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst by David Nasaw

    • 48 min
    William Randolph Hearst (Part 1)

    William Randolph Hearst (Part 1)

    The rise of Williams Randolph Hearst, founder of the Hearst Corporation and the first media magnate.
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    The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst by David Nasaw

    • 52 min
    A Conversation with Alex Petkas of The Cost of Glory

    A Conversation with Alex Petkas of The Cost of Glory

    Hey everyone - next week I'll be back with a normal episode but in the mean time please enjoy this conversation with Alex Petkas about the power of biography, lessons from ancient Greece, and more.

    Rome retreat: http://ancientlifecoach.com/retreat

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
562 Ratings

562 Ratings

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He has precisely articulated every story. Must listen!

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Captivating stories of History

I dabble in a few history podcasts because I enjoy the subject. However, history podcasts probably tally up to <10% of my listening consumption. Why? Because most of them are good but not great. However, this podcast is great! (No pun intended). Ben is so good at weaving a narrative thread together. He focuses on the meaty parts of the story and sprinkles in fascinating tidbits throughout. His storytelling is crisp. The subjects he chooses to focus on are fascinating. You can also tell he’s just really passionate about the stories himself. So now I’m addicted and since beginning listening to this podcast earlier this month, I’ve listened to double digit episodes and it’s accounted for probably 70% plus of my listening consumption. Can’t recommend this podcast highly enough. Only complaint is that episodes don’t come out often enough.

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