How to Take Over the World

How to Take Over the World

HTTOTW tells the stories and analyzes the lives 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.

Recent Episodes

SPECIAL: Interview on "If I Was Starting Today"

Oct. 6, 2021

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. We talk about a lot, including: * How I came up with the name and concept of his p…

How to Raise a Genius: Laszlo Polgar

Sept. 17, 2021

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 trainin…

Mini-Episode: Just Work

Aug. 17, 2021

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

Philip the Great: Endnotes

July 20, 2021

All my endnotes on Philip II of Macedon, including: * Who was greater, Philip or Alexander? * Why Athens really took over the world * Other ways to take over the world. * Why being Philip would have been a lot of fun. * Shou…

Philip the Great

July 13, 2021

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 s…

Mansa Musa

July 28, 2020

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. Special thanks to resea…