Robert W. Sweet studied history and literature at Oxford University as an English Speaking Union Scholar and Arabic and history in Syria as a Fulbright Scholar. He is a Senior Advisor to the Aga Khan University.

Robert makes presentations on The Principles of Success at intellectual, social, and country clubs. In the presentation, he shows lovely paintings illustrating the lives of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Richelieu, Napoleon, Talleyrand, Bill Gates, and others. He has made presentations at the Wharton Club of New York, the Princeton Club of New York, the University Club of Washington, D.C., the City Club of Washington, D.C., the Nassau Club of Princeton, and the Burning Tree Country Club of Greenwich.