How to Take Over the World

Ben Wilson

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. read less

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Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, and Steve Jobs-what do these names all have in common? They all managed to reshape the world while they were alive. The How to Take Over the World podcast examines leaders like them and many others. The podcast focuses on more than just their success. Instead, it discusses what habits and tactics these leaders used to find that success.

The host of How to Take Over the World is Ben Wilson. He is best known as a media executive, podcaster, and producer. He's also the founder of, a development studio for podcasts by influencers. He also founded Nova Podcasts, which creates content focused on history and self-improvement.

How to Take Over the World examines the biographies of some of the world's most famous-or infamous-leaders. It discusses historical leaders like Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte. Sometimes it talks about modern figures, such as Vladimir Putin. No matter who the podcast discusses, it never endorses the methods or beliefs of particular leaders. Instead, it examines the strategies these people used to gain power. What is the goal of this show? To teach audiences how to implement these strategies in their own lives. Of course, the podcast isn't advocating for listeners to take over the world. Rather, it wants to help listeners be the best versions of themselves. By providing historical precedents, listeners might find that same success.

Sometimes, Wilson will interview subject matter experts on the show. His series on Brigham Young concludes with an interview with Dr. John Turner. Wilson is a comfortable interviewer and is good at asking insightful questions.

How to Take Over the World is a unique combination of self-help and historical podcast. New episodes of the podcast premiere on a rotating basis.

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