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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 • 706 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.

    Washington vs Cato with Alex Petkas

    Washington vs Cato with Alex Petkas

    In this conversation with Alex Petkas of the Cost of Glory podcast, we talk about one of Washington's great inspirations in life: Cato The Younger. We discuss why he was so taken with his life, what it means to be a modern day Cato, some of out top takeaways from the life of Cato and Washington, and more. Enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Washington Guide to Taking Over the World (Free Preview)

    The Washington Guide to Taking Over the World (Free Preview)

    What was the key to George Washington's success that made him such a beloved president and leader?

    On this subscriber-only episode, we dive deeper into his playbook and go through the endnotes - more interesting side stories and random information about Washington and his life.
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    • 8 min
    President George Washington (Part 3)

    President George Washington (Part 3)

    How did George Washington shape the future of the United States of America as its first president? In this episode, we examine his presidency, his post-presidency, his death, and his legacy.
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    Sources:
    Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
    George Washington and the New Nation: 1783-1793
    George Washington: Anguish and Farewell 1793-1799
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    • 1 hr
    George Washington: Revolutionary General (Part 2)

    George Washington: Revolutionary General (Part 2)

    George Washington is one of the most celebrated and beloved leaders of all time. What was it about Washington that made him such an effective leader? On this episode, we explore the making of George Washington: How he rose from relatively mundane origins to become the head of the American revolution.
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    George Washington in the American Revolution (1775-1783)
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Making of George Washington

    The Making of George Washington

    George Washington is one of the most celebrated and beloved leaders of all time. What was it about Washington that made him such an effective leader? On this episode, we explore the making of George Washington: How he rose from relatively mundane origins to become the head of the American revolution.
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    George Washington: The Forge of Experience by James Thomas Flexner
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Shackleton Guide to Taking Over the World (Free Preview)

    The Shackleton Guide to Taking Over the World (Free Preview)

    What was the key to Ernest Shackleton's success that made him "the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth - bar none?"

    On this subscriber-only episode, we dive deeper into his playbook and go through the endnotes - more interesting side stories and random information about the journey of the expedition.
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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
706 Ratings

706 Ratings

Whte5 ,

Perfect

New favorite podcast!!! Ben is very easy to listen to and packs so much info into every episode.

Performerspod ,

Great podcast!

Keep up the great work Ben! So many valuable lessons to distill 🙏🏼

Bland25 ,

stop complaining about a paywall

For everyone complaining about the premium version and wishing it were free: seven dollars is a bargain. It’s nothing. He already offers a free student version. Because of all these negative comments, I’m going to recommend this podcast to even more people. This is one of the rare occasions where the term “beggars can’t be choosers” is aptly applied.

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