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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.

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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.

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@httotw

Language:

English


Episodes
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The Rise of Alexander Hamilton

6/13/2024
Alexander Hamilton was the greatest and most indispensable of the American founding fathers. (At least that's my contention). On this episode, I begin to describe what made him so great, I talk about his origins and education, and some of the habits and strategies he used to become one of America's leading men before the age of 25. --- Sponsors: Just Ingredients - Use code TAKEOVER for 15% off All The Hacks - Upgrade your life, money, and travel Premium Tier - Subscribe for all my guide episodes, endnotes, and mini-episodes Becoming the Main Character Podramp.io - Work with us to make podcasts - You can send me an email at contact@podramp.io --- Sources: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow The Life of Alexander Hamilton by John C Hamilton --- Writing, research, and production by Ben Wilson Research assistance by Camille Doom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:35

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Washington vs Cato with Alex Petkas

6/2/2024
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! --- Sponsors: Cost of Glory How to Take Over the World Premium Podramp.io - Work with us to make podcasts - You can send me an email at contact@podramp.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:27

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

5/25/2024
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. --- To subscribe go to takeoverpod.supercast.com. Like this podcast and want to create one like it? Email contact@podramp.io or learn more at podramp.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:41

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President George Washington (Part 3)

5/20/2024
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. --- Sponsors: How to Take Over the World Premium TryMiracle.com/takeover - Use code takeover for over 40% off. Podramp.io - Work with us to make podcasts - You can send me an email at contact@podramp.io --- Sources: Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow George Washington and the New Nation: 1783-1793 George Washington: Anguish and Farewell 1793-1799 --- Writing, research, and production by Ben Wilson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:24

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George Washington: Revolutionary General (Part 2)

5/14/2024
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. --- Sponsors: How to Take Over the World Premium TryMiracle.com/takeover - Use code takeover for over 40% off. ExpressVPN.com/takeover - Use code takeover for three months of free protection of your internet data Podramp.io - Work with us to make podcasts - You can send me an email at contact@podramp.io --- Sources: Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow George Washington in the American Revolution (1775-1783) --- Writing, research, and production by Ben Wilson Research assistance by Camille Doom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:34

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The Making of George Washington

5/3/2024
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. --- Sponsors: HensonShaving.com/takeover - Use code takeover for 100 free blades TryMiracle.com/takeover - Use code takeover for over 40% off. Podramp.io - Work with us to make podcasts - You can send me an email at contact@podramp.io --- Sources: Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow George Washington: The Forge of Experience by James Thomas Flexner On Seriousness --- Writing, research, and production by Ben Wilson Research assistance by Camille Doom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:49

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

4/24/2024
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. --- To subscribe go to takeoverpod.supercast.com. Like this podcast and want to create one like it? Email contact@podramp.io or learn more at podramp.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:40

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Ernest Shackleton: Enduring The Impossible

4/22/2024
When Ernest Shackleton's ship is trapped in Antarctic ice, he and his crew must figure out how to survive and make their way home. On this episode, we explore the dramatic story of The Endurance and the leadership lessons that can be learned from Shackleton. --- Sponsors: FactorMeals.com/Ben50 - Use code Ben50 for 50% off Factor Meals ExpressVPN.com/takeover - Use code takeover for three months of free protection of your internet data --- Sources: Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing South by Ernest Shackleton Shackleton by Ranulph Fieness --- Writing, research, and production by Ben Wilson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:55

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Ask Me Anything + Dune 2 Review (Free Preview)

4/5/2024
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. --- Links: Sign up for premium Ask a question for the next AMA Raise a Genius! Mentava --- Writing, research, and production by Ben Wilson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:13

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The Caesar Guide to Taking Over the World

3/31/2024
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. --- Sponsors: Henson Shaving - Use code takeover for two free years of razor blades (just make sure to add them to your cart) Incogni - Use code takeover for 60% off an annual plan to protect your data. --- Sources: Caesar: A Sketch by James Anthony Froude --- Writing, research, and production by Ben Wilson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:41

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Endnotes (Free Preview)

3/27/2024
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! --- Sponsors: Premium Feed - To hear every episode as it comes out, including endnotes, bonus episodes, and mini-episodes. --- Sources: 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 --- Writing, production, and sound design by Ben Wilson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:20

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

3/21/2024
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. --- Sponsors: FactorMeals.com/Ben50 - Eat like the greats. Get your obsession fuel from Factor. TryMiracle.com/TakeOver - Sleep better with temperature-regulating and self-cleaning sheets. Speechify.com/Ben - Get an edge by processing information faster. Use this link for 15% off Speechify Founders Episode 309 on Arnold Schwarzenegger --- Sources: 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 --- Writing and research by Ben Wilson. Production, and sound design by Ezra Bakker Trupiano. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:06

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How to Start a Country (Network State Review)

3/14/2024
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. --- Sponsors: Incogni.com/takeover - Use code takeover for 60% off an annual plan. --- Writing, production, and sound design by Ben Wilson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:42

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John D Rockefeller - Endnotes (Free Preview)

2/29/2024
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. --- Sponsors: Premium Feed - To hear every episode as it comes out, including endnotes, bonus episodes, and mini-episodes. --- Sources: Titan by Ron Chernow Random Reminiscences of Men and Events --- Writing, production, and sound design by Ben Wilson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:03

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John D Rockefeller

2/24/2024
How did John D Rockefeller become the richest man of all time, and leverage that wealth into unparalleled influence? On this episode, we trace his rise, his strategies, tactics, habits, and leadership style. --- Sponsors: FactorMeals.com/Ben50 - Eat like the greats. Get your obsession fuel from Factor. Tamba.Digital - For all of your website, web app, and mobile app design needs Big Shot episode with David Rubenstein Premium Feed - To hear every episode as it comes out, including endnotes, bonus episodes, and mini-episodes. --- Sources: Titan by Ron Chernow Random Reminiscences of Men and Events --- Writing, production, and sound design by Ben Wilson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:46

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MrBeast Endnotes (Free Preview)

2/15/2024
More of my takeaways about obsession, cloning yourself, keeping a schedule, and more. --- New Website: TakeOverPod.com Talk with Ben Ask a question for upcoming AMA episode YouTube Channel To sign up for premium tier, go here. If you are broke and would like to beg for premium tier, send me an email: Ben@httotw.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:46

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MrBeast (Interview)

2/8/2024
To watch this episode on YouTube, tap here: https://youtu.be/xlwwhAeknkA ----- MrBeast joins the podcast to discuss how he trains and manages his employees, why he didn't take Christmas and Thanksgiving off for more than five years, what separates him from other content creators, and more. ----- 00:00 - Introduction 02:30 - Jimmy's obsession with strategy games 05:15 - Did Jimmy consider himself smart? 08:50 - How does he manage his obsessions? 11:30 - Jimmy's inflection points 12:40 - Pushing himself with stunts 15:00 - Eight years of failure 18:15 - Working on holidays 19:00 - This episode sponsored by Tamba.Digital 19:45 - Jimmy's rise 24:15 - Why does Jimmy work so hard? 28:00 - Why he consistently beats other YouTubers 31:00 - Jimmy's management approach 34:15 - Paying people well 37:30 - Bottlenecks 41:10 - Who he takes inspiration from 45:30 - When will Jimmy take over the world? 55:50 - MrBeast's legacy 58:50 - Lessons learned ----- * Thank you to Talmage Thayne and filmlaab for the awesome video support. * Thank you to this episode's sponsor: Tamba.Digital * To consult with me, go to takeoverpod.com/consult-with-ben * Follow me on Twitter @BenWilsonTweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:45

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Napoleon Endnotes (Free Preview)

2/1/2024
In this endnotes episode, I cover Napoleon's psychology, his leadership style, his love life, his children, why France accepted an emperor so soon after ejecting their king, and much more. If you are interested in a premium subscription but can't afford one - email me at Ben@httotw.com. Also, check out my new website at TakeOverPod.com - major thanks to Tamba for the redesign. Sponsors: Premium Feed - To hear every episode as it comes out, including endnotes, bonus episodes, and mini-episodes. Tamba.Digital - For all of your website, web app, and mobile app design needs --- Sources: The Mind of Napoleon by J Christopher Herold Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts Napoleon: Soldier of Destiny by Michael Broers Swords Around a Throne: Napoleon's Grade Armee by John Elting The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History by Alexander Mikaberidze --- Writing, production, and sound design by Ben Wilson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:51

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The Reign and Ruin of Napoleon

1/26/2024
Part 2 covers the reign and eventual fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, starting shortly after his crowning as emperor, tracing his victories over his enemies, and ending with his defeat at the hands of the British and their allies. We explore the strategies, tactics, and work habits he used to administer one of the largest empires ever created. Also, check out my new website at TakeOverPod.com - major thanks to Tamba for the redesign. Sponsors: Premium Feed - To hear every episode as it comes out, including endnotes, bonus episodes, and mini-episodes. Tamba.Digital - For all of your website, web app, and mobile app design needs --- Sources: Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts Napoleon: Soldier of Destiny by Michael Broers Swords Around a Throne: Napoleon's Grade Armee by John Elting The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History by Alexander Mikaberidze --- Writing, production, and sound design by Ben Wilson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:18:16

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The Rise of Napoleon

1/16/2024
Part 1 covers the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, tracing his journey from a modest beginning on the island of Corsica to his coronation as the Emperor of France. We explore the remarkable transformation of a young, ambitious artillery officer into a master strategist and charismatic leader. We uncover Napoleon's strategies, tactics, work habits, and leadership style. Also, check out my new website at TakeOverPod.com - major thanks to Tamba for the redesign. Sponsors: Premium Feed - To hear every episode as it comes out, including endnotes, bonus episodes, and mini-episodes. Tamba.Digital - For all of your website, web app, and mobile app design needs --- Sources: Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts Napoleon: Soldier of Destiny by Michael Broers Swords Around a Throne: Napoleon's Grade Armee by John Elting The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History by Alexander Mikaberidze --- Writing, production, and sound design by Ben Wilson. Sound design assistance by Ezra Bakker Trupiano. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:43:28