School for CEOs prepare business leaders for senior roles - purposefully, pragmatically and personally. We do this by discussing the unique insights of our Faculty of 100 senior leaders at our programmes, who share their personal experiences and challenges as CEOs, Non-Executive Directors and Chairs. This podcast is designed to share some of those stories with you, inviting a diverse range of speakers from CEOs of some of the UK's most successful businesses, to elite sportspeople and military leaders.

Here we share our 26th episode, featuring Tim Marshall, leading authority on foreign affairs and author. His works include the no.1 Sunday Times bestseller Prisoners of Geography; Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags; “Dirty Northern B*st*rds!” and Other Tales from the Terraces: The Story of Britain’s Football Chants; and Shadowplay: The Overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic (a bestseller in former Yugoslavia). In 2021 he also published Power of Geography: Ten Maps that Reveal the Future of our World, a sequel to the Sunday Times bestseller. Learn more about Tim's publications on

He joins the podcast to share his view on the importance of geography. We explore how leaders' choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete, and how that may change as the world evolves.

All leaders are constrained by geography. Listen to this episode to find out how.

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