33 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 • 440 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.

    Vladimir Putin Part 1 (Updated)

    Vladimir Putin Part 1 (Updated)

    Vladimir Putin: Modern day czar, KGB man, billionaire, reformer, autocrat. In part 1, we examine his rise to power.
    This is an updated version with a new introduction and a few minor additions.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Walt Disney (Part 2)

    Walt Disney (Part 2)

    Walt Disney's rise to greatness, including his creation of Mickey Mouse, Snow White, Disneyland, and more.  
    Please rate and review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Walt Disney (Part 1)

    Walt Disney (Part 1)

    Walt Disney's childhood, adolescence, how how he got his start in animation, and his first successes.
     
    Please rate and review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

    • 43 min
    Mini-Episode: John Wooden and How to Practice

    Mini-Episode: John Wooden and How to Practice

    John Wooden was known as one of the greatest coaches of all time. So why he did he have shorter practices than any of his contemporaries, and what can it teach us about greatness?

    • 9 min
    Christmas Special

    Christmas Special

    The story of St. Nicholas, plus listener questions!

    • 19 min
    Napoleon Revisited

    Napoleon Revisited

    How exactly was Napoleon able to accomplish so much in such a short period of time? On this episode, I review the book Napoleon: How He Did It. It was written by Baron Fain, a private secretary of Napoleon's. He explains Napoleon's systems and work habits in minute detail.
    On this episode, I highlight some of my top takeaways for how to be more efficient and maximize your impact.
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
440 Ratings

440 Ratings

stmathews ,

Awesome!

Ben breaks down greatness like no other this is so much better than reading or listening to a biography!

Very nice(Borat voice) ,

Big Bites of Biographies!

Unlike many of the starving inventors this is the perfect way to consume a biography of a person from multiple resources without having to read a 500 page book. Appreciate the research Ben!

Motusanima ,

One of the Best

I never thought I’d find a podcast as intelligent and insightful, as easy to listen to or as inspiring as Malcolm Gladwell’s “Revisionist History.” I can even remember how I stumbled on this, but Ben Wilson’s “How to Take Over the World” is extraordinary.

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