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


Newly Added Books
No Freaking Speaking Podcast Books

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.)

Matt Abrahams
Speaking Up without Freaking Out: 50 techniques for confident and compelling communication

David Bradford and Carole Robin
Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues

Deborah Gruenfeld
Acting with Power: Why We Are More Powerful Than We Believe

Jeff Immelt
Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company

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

JD Schramm
Communicate with Mastery: Speak With Conviction and Write for Impact

Tina Seelig
Creativity Rules: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and into the World

Robert Siegel
The Brains and Brawn Company: How Leading Organizations Blend the Best of Digital and Physical

Robert Sutton
Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company

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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  • 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
  • The New Normal
    In Blog
    The New Normal: How Hybrid Work Actually Works
  • How to Manage the Narrative
    In Blog
    Be Better: How Communication Catalyzes Business Transformation
  • Encouraging Learning
    In Blog
    Building High-Performing Teams by Encouraging Learning
  • Communicate under Pressure
    In Blog
    Leading from the Hot Seat: How to Communicate under Pressure
  • Gain or Give Away Authority While Speaking
    In Blog
    How We Gain — or Give Away — Authority While Speaking