Capable Man of History: Confucius

A statue of Confucius in China

Whenever there is a discussion on philosophy, Confucius’s name always pops up. Philosophy and Confucius go hand in hand – he was known as the first teacher after all. Confucius was an ancient Chinese philosopher who got famous a century or two after his death. His teachings were followed not only in … Read more

Capable Men of History: Pythagoras

Roman copy of a Greek original bust of Pythagoras

Pythagoras is widely considered the Greek who used the word “philosopher” for the first time. Among the masses, he is famous for his contributions to mathematics, such as Pythagoras Theorem, but Pythagoras’ life was more than just a theorem. His student, Plato, was incredibly influenced by his mentor’s teachings and often mentioned … Read more

Capable Man of History: Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

Today, we live in a world that is bright and luminous, no matter if it’s day or dark. It’s all because of the electric lights we have in our homes, offices, and streets. It all started with the invention of the incandescent light bulb that changed the world forever. This was one … Read more

Capable Men of History: Genghis Khan

A portrait of Genghis Khan

Mongol leader Genghis Khan (April 16, 1162 – August 18, 1227) was the founder and the first Great Khan Emperor of the Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous empire in history. After uniting the nomadic tribes in Mongolia, he conquered vast parts of central Asia and China. After his death, the empire went … Read more

Capable Men of History: George Washington

George Washington

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was a founding father, the first president of the United States, military general, political leader, and statesman. He is known for being the “Father of His Country” after leaving one of the most enduring legacies of any American in history. He was indispensable … Read more

Capable Men of History: Isaac Newton

Capable Men of History: Isaac Newton

Throughout our lives, many myths and fables surround us, especially as a kid. Some myths have related to scientific facts and studies, while some are entirely a work of the human imagination. These myths often started during the medieval ages, when people don’t usually study science. Interestingly, their works produced positive results … Read more

Capable Men of History: Sun Tzu

The Art of War is undoubtedly the most influential treatise on war ever written. A masterpiece of war and strategy that is still universally employed today.

Capable Men of History: Socrates

It would be better for me—that multitudes of men should disagree with me rather than that I, being one, should be out of harmony with myself. Socrates [470– 399 BC]

Capable Men of History: Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius [121 AD–180 AD] Military Leader, Scholar, Stoic and Emperor of Rome. Leaving behind a reputation as one of the most respected emperors in history.