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For the Irish historian John Bagnell Bury, history should be treated as a science and not a mere branch of literature. Many contemporary histories written in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century were poetic and heroic in tone, blending fact and fiction, myths and legends. They sometimes relied on sources from Shakespeare and classical poets. For Bury, the facts of history may be legendary or romantic in nature, but they should be recounted in a scholarly and non-judgmental manner, ...
 
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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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 training and teaching methods, and the successes of his three daughters - Susan, Sophia, and Judith. Link: Raise a Genius! by Laszlo …
 
This week's mini-episode has two stories and two quotes that all focus on a single theme: Just work. Source of Arnold Schwarzenegger story: https://www.amazon.com/Arnold-Education-Bodybuilder-Schwarzenegger/dp/0671797484 Source of Jerry Seinfeld story: https://tim.blog/2020/12/08/jerry-seinfeld/
 
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. * Shout out to my main source for the Philip episodes: Philip and Alexander by Adrian Goldsworthy (Sorry about the faint scratching …
 
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 statesmen of all time. --- This episode is brought to you by Taft. Go to TaftClothing.com and use the discount code HowTo10 for…
 
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 research assistant Jack Jowers. This episode is brought to you by Taft. Go to TaftClothing.com and use the discount code HowTo10 fo…
 
A short anecdote about the greatest poet of all time, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and why some people might accidentally learn the wrong lesson from his life. For more updates and information, find the podcast on Instagram at @HTTOTW or visit HTTOTW.com. Thanks you to our sponsors at Taft. To support the show, go to Taft.com and use code HOWTO10.…
 
All of my Edison notes that didn't make it into Part 1 & Part 2, including: Edison vs. Tesla Edison vs. Elon Musk Puritanism and Edison How Edison Went Deaf (Maybe) Sources: Edison by Edmund Morris The Wizard of Menlo Park by Randall Stross The Thomas A Edison Papers - Rutgers University Empires of Light by Jill Jonnes…
 
How did Thomas Edison rise from obscure origins in a frontier town in Michigan to become the most famous man of his age and one of the greatest inventors of all time? In part 2, we cover Edison's life from his invention of the light bulb to his death. Sources: Edison by Edmund Morris The Wizard of Menlo Park by Randall Stross The Thomas A Edison Pa…
 
How did Thomas Edison rise from obscure origins in a frontier town in Michigan to become the most famous man of his age and one of the greatest inventors of all time? In part 1, we cover Edison's life from his birth up through his invention of the phonograph. Sources: Edison by Edmund Morris The Wizard of Menlo Park by Randall Stross The Thomas A E…
 
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