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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

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    • 4.9 • 692 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.

    Ask Me Anything + Dune 2 Review (Free Preview)

    Ask Me Anything + Dune 2 Review (Free Preview)

    AMA #1 - I answer questions about obsession vs discipline, where my intro music came from, who is coming up next on the podcast, and more.
    At the end of the episode I also give my review of Dune 2 and explain why I think Denis Villeneuve tried unsuccessfully to undermine his own movie.
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    Raise a Genius!
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    Writing, research, and production by Ben Wilson.
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    • 14 min
    The Caesar Guide to Taking Over the World

    The Caesar Guide to Taking Over the World

    Why is Julius Caesar one of the greatest men to have ever lived? What made him so remarkable? And how was he able to accomplish what he did? We unpack his playbook on this episode of How to Take Over the World.
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    Caesar: A Sketch by James Anthony Froude
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    Writing, research, and production by Ben Wilson.
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    • 59 min
    Arnold Schwarzenegger Endnotes (Free Preview)

    Arnold Schwarzenegger Endnotes (Free Preview)

    How did Arnold Schwarzenegger train? What was his approach to failure? Why did he just make things up during interviews? Find out on this endnotes episode!
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    Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder by Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life by Arnold Schwarzenegger
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    • 10 min
    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Bodybuilder. Actor. Governor. Arnold Schwarzenegger has managed to make his way to the top of three wildly different games. On this episode, we outline his epic life journey and share some of the strategies and mindsets that he used.
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    Founders Episode 309 on Arnold Schwarzenegger
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    Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder by Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life by Arnold Schwarzenegger
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    Writing and research by Ben Wilson.
    Production, and sound design by Ezra Bakker Trupiano.
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    • 1 hr
    How to Start a Country (Network State Review)

    How to Start a Country (Network State Review)

    Want to take over the world? Well, how about we start with a country? On today's episode I review Balaji Srinivasan's The Network State where he explains his vision for the future of governance and how you might be able to start your own country sometime in the near future.
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    • 24 min
    John D Rockefeller - Endnotes (Free Preview)

    John D Rockefeller - Endnotes (Free Preview)

    Was John Rockefeller a good man or a bad one? What did he do after he retired? How do his charitable contributions affect us to this day? Find out on this endnotes episode.
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    Random Reminiscences of Men and Events
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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
692 Ratings

692 Ratings

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.

ichael1 ,

Most Unique ‘History’ Podcast

I get so much value out of this show. Looking at history through the lens of how to improve your life in order to live your best life, and to take over the world in your own way is such a great concept.

This show gives me so much inspiration to push myself harder, and also to make more goals that inspire me.

I think Ben is a fantastic narrator, and I love how he evaluates the unconventional lifestyles that these amazing people exhibit, and shows that we don’t have to live our life like the masses do.

I hope that he will continue to make these shows, and also continue to focus more on different ways that people have “taken over the world”, one of my favorite episodes was the “How to Raise a Genius” episode, even though it was far different from the rest of the episodes.

Keep releasing these types of episodes, maybe you can do some on famous scientists, or sports stars, and even actors.

Thanks for the value you bring. And everyone, keep living your best life😊.

Gotchayeah ,

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It’s disappointing that you have disgraced these great leaders by mentioning MRBeast in the same breath.

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