24 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

    • History
    • 5.0 • 247 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.

    SPECIAL: Interview on "If I Was Starting Today"

    SPECIAL: Interview on "If I Was Starting Today"

    Recently, I was interviewed on the podcast "If I Was Starting Today" by Jim Huffman. He has graciously allowed me to play that audio in full.

    • 43 min
    How to Raise a Genius: Laszlo Polgar

    How to Raise a Genius: Laszlo Polgar

    Is there a formula for genius? One man thinks that he has found it - and he used it to raise all three of his daughters to be world champion chess players.

    On this episode, I talk about the life of Laszlo Polgar, his training and teaching methods, and the successes of his three daughters - Susan, Sophia, and Judith.

    • 28 min
    Mini-Episode: Just Work

    Mini-Episode: Just Work

    This week's episode has two stories and two quotes that all focus on a single theme: Just work.

    • 4 min
    Philip the Great: Endnotes

    Philip the Great: Endnotes

    All my endnotes on Philip II of Macedon, including whether I think he or Alexander was greatest, why being Philip must have been fun, and much more.

    • 17 min
    Philip the Great

    Philip the Great

    Philip II of Macedon is best known as the father of Alexander the Great. But was he an even greater conqueror than his more famous son? On this episode, we explore the life and lessons of one of the greatest conquerors and statesmen of all time.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Mansa Musa

    Mansa Musa

    Mansa Musa was possibly the richest man of all time, but there was something that mattered much more to him. Find out what it was and how he achieved it, on this episode of How to Take Over the World.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
247 Ratings

247 Ratings

Jay_Leggos ,

The best podcast ever

I love this podcast HTTOTW is my favorite and I look forward to every episode. I only wish he would do then weekly but I know they take alot of research to do. Keep it up!

cjohans ,

Better than Most

I cannot say enough good things about this podcast. Each and every episode is incredibly well-researched and presented in an easily consumable and predominantly objective manner.

I was thrilled to hear Ben will be able to dedicate more time to the podcast in the near future. The sky’s the limit, my friend.

JCaviar ,

Hands down the best

Best History Podcast of ALL Time!!! 👑

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