Think Fast. Talk Smart Books
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Think Fast. Talk Smart Books

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To help dive deeper into the communication topics covered on the Stanford GSB Think Fast Talk Smart podcast, we have compiled a list of the books our guests have authored or referenced.

Books authored by our podcast guests

Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bragdonas
Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (And how anyone can harness it. Even you.)
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/make-em-laugh-how-humor-can-be-secret-weapon-your-communication

Matt Abrahams
Speaking Up without Freaking Out: 50 techniques for confident and compelling communication
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/how-manage-public-speaking-anxiety

David Bradford and Carole Robin
Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/building-successful-relationships-how-effectively-communicate-your-professional-personal

Deborah Gruenfeld
Acting with Power: Why We Are More Powerful Than We Believe
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/its-not-what-you-say-its-how-you-say-it-how-communicate-power

Jeff Immelt
Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/leading-hot-seat-how-communicate-under-pressure

Margaret Neale and Thomas Lys
Getting (More of) What You Want: How the Secrets of Economics and Psychology Can Help You Negotiate Anything, in Business and in Life
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/art-negotiation-how-get-more-what-you-want

JD Schramm
Communicate with Mastery: Speak With Conviction and Write for Impact
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/journey-mastery-how-self-reflection-can-improve-communication

Tina Seelig
Creativity Rules: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and into the World
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/question-your-questions-how-spark-creativity-your-communication

Robert Siegel
The Brains and Brawn Company: How Leading Organizations Blend the Best of Digital and Physical
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/be-better-how-communication-catalyzes-business-transformation

Robert Sutton
Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/dont-be-jerk-work-how-communicate-better-coworkers-employees

Books mentioned on the podcast

Daniel Diermeie
Reputation Rules

Chip and Dan Heath

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Patricia Ryan Madson
Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up

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  • Think Fast Talk Smart: Making small talk easier
    In Blog
    Think Fast Talk Smart: How to Make Small Talk
  • Step into Your Power
    In Blog
    Step Into Power: What Acting Can Teach Us About Power and Responsibility
  • How Time and Situations Shape Our Communication
    In Blog
    Get Psyched: How Time and Situations Shape Our Communication
  • Providing meaningful feedback
    In Blog
    Space, Pace, and Grace: How to Handle Challenging Conversations
  • How Successful Entrepreneurs Communicate
    In Blog
    Speak Like a Founder: How Successful Entrepreneurs Communicate to Their Teams
  • Mindset Matter
    In Blog
    Mindset Matters: How to Embrace the Benefits of Stress
  • Brain: Capture People’s Emotions
    In Blog
    Brains Love Stories: How Leveraging Neuroscience Can Capture People’s Emotions