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How to Take Over the World

Author: Ben Wilson

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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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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
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
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
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

2024-03-2101:00:06

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
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
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
John D Rockefeller

John D Rockefeller

2024-02-2501:00:461

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
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
MrBeast (Interview)

MrBeast (Interview)

2024-02-0801:04:451

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
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
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
The Rise of Napoleon

The Rise of Napoleon

2024-01-1601:43:28

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
Napoleon Movie Review

Napoleon Movie Review

2023-11-2830:10

My review of the Ridley Scott directed movie, Napoleon. I go through what I liked and didn't like, some of the historical inaccuracies, and how the movie could have been better. ----- 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 Founders Podcast - To learn about the lives of even more great entreprenuers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rasputin

Rasputin

2023-11-2223:31

TO HEAR THE FULL EPISODE (AND ALL FUTURE BONUS CONTENT) SUBSCRIBE HERE ---> Takeoverpod.supercast.com ----- The mysterious life of Grigory Rasputin, the infamous Russian mystic and advisor to the Romanov family. We parse the enigmatic and often scandalous events that surrounded Rasputin's life, exploring the myths and realities that shrouded this controversial figure. We learn from Rasputin how to lead a cult following, and how to attract intense interest and devotion. ---- Follow me on social media: Twitter: @BenWilsonTweets Instagram: @HTTOTW Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TO HEAR THE FULL EPISODE (AND ALL FUTURE BONUS CONTENT) SUBSCRIBE HERE ---> Takeoverpod.supercast.com ----- Topics Covered: - Catherine Wright - The tied skirt fashion craze - Why Wilbur and Orville never married - A few minor corrections - The power of friendship and playfulness - + more! ---- Follow me on social media: Twitter: @BenWilsonTweets Instagram: @HTTOTW Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Part 2 covers the the triumph of the Wright Brothers, and how achieved human flight for the first time - and popularized it. 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 LinkedHacker.com/Ben - Follow this link for $100 off your next LinkedIn advertising campaign Founders Podcast - To learn about the lives of even more great entreprenuers --- Sources: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough --- Writing, production, and sound design by Ben Wilson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Part 1 covers the the rise of the Wright Brothers, and how they went from frontier bicycle salesmen to aviation researchers. This episode covers some of their early insights into flight, and how their ability to frame the problem of flight differently led to their unparalleled success. 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 LinkedHacker.com/Ben - Follow this link for $100 off your next LinkedIn advertising campaign Founders Podcast - To learn about the lives of even more great entreprenuers --- Sources: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough --- Writing, production, and sound design by Ben Wilson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Genghis Khan Endnotes

Genghis Khan Endnotes

2023-10-1211:12

TO HEAR THE FULL EPISODE (AND ALL FUTURE BONUS CONTENT) SUBSCRIBE HERE ---> Takeoverpod.supercast.com ----- Topics Covered: - Mongol invasion of Europe - The rise and fall of Christianity in Asia - Genghis Khan's red hair - "Don't let him be frightened by dogs" - Mongols in England - + more! ---- Follow me on social media: Twitter: @BenWilsonTweets Instagram: @HTTOTW Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Genghis Khan (Part 2)

Genghis Khan (Part 2)

2023-10-0547:27

Part 2 covers the creation Genghis Khan's empire. It dives deeper into how he led, the strategies he used to win his battles, how he consolidated his empire, and what motivated him. Sponsors: LinkedHacker.com/Ben - Follow this link for $100 off your next LinkedIn advertising campaign Founders Podcast Tamba.Digital - For all of your website, web app, and mobile app design needs --- Sources: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford The Secret History of the Mongols Empires of the Steppes: A History of the Nomadic Tribes Who Shaped Civilization by Kenneth Harl --- Writing, production, and sound design by Ben Wilson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Genghis Khan (Part 1)

Genghis Khan (Part 1)

2023-09-1401:04:35

Part 1 covers the awe-inspiring ascent of Genghis Khan, the legendary conqueror. Discover how he overcame adversity to become a unifying force among fragmented tribes. Our episode delves into his military brilliance and innovative strategies, offering timeless insights into leadership, adaptability, and strategic thinking. Sponsors: LinkedHacker.com/Ben - Follow this link for $100 off your next LinkedIn advertising campaign Indeed.com/Takeover - Use this link for $75 off your next hiring campaign Tamba.Digital - For all of your website, web app, and mobile app design needs --- Sources: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford The Secret History of the Mongols Empires of the Steppes: A History of the Nomadic Tribes Who Shaped Civilization by Kenneth Harl --- Writing, production, and sound design by Ben Wilson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Mark Anthony Bowen

I would never trust a yankee to do an accurate biography of a political enemy

Mar 6th
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Christopher P.

This is supposed to be unbiased? It completely glosses over anything negative. I'll give the second episode a listen, but if it doesn't get around to addressing the darker side of Brigham Young and the early LDS church than I'm going to give up on this podcast; so far, it just feels dishonest.

Aug 8th
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Rj Muto

you ever coming back?

May 12th
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Erick Trautvein Otoni

🤩

Oct 6th
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Erick Trautvein Otoni

Put some btc, eth and cardano adress

Sep 30th
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Erick Trautvein Otoni

great caster

Sep 23rd
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thomas ross

yoski yoski it's good to see you back broski

Sep 17th
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thomas ross

great to see you back again. love the podcast

Jul 20th
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Gabo

This podcast takes about Putin are American-Biased. Unproven assumptions, exaggerations, manichean. It's quite disappointing to invest almost 2hs listening to both episodes and come to realise this.

Jul 19th
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Bahar Babaei

A great one 👍🏻

May 17th
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