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Think Fast, Talk Smart is a podcast produced by Stanford GSB. Each episode provides techniques to help you enhance your communication skills.
April 3, 2020
Audio

Quick Thinks: Tips for Speaking up in Virtual Meetings

In this bonus episode of Think Fast, Talk Smart, host Matt Abrahams shares a framework for structuring your comments during a meeting or presentation.

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Stanford GSB student Mike Lewis interviews chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs David Solomon on stage at Stanford GSB. Credit: Kiefer Hickman
April 1, 2020
Written

Goldman Sachs’ David Solomon: Taking a “Very Closed, Very Private” Company into the Modern World

Goldman’s top executive riffs on his backstory, priorities, and musical moonlighting as DJ D-Sol.

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A girl holds a U.S. and Chinese flag. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
March 31, 2020
Written

Could Infusion of Foreign Capital Be a Cure for Xenophobia?

Communities look more favorably on immigrants when investments help boost the local economy.

Insights

Think Fast, Talk Smart is a podcast produced by Stanford GSB. Each episode provides techniques to help you enhance your communication skills.
March 27, 2020
Audio

Quick Thinks: Communicating and Leading Virtually

In this bonus episode of Think Fast, Talk Smart, host Matt Abrahams shares quick tips on communicating via screen.

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Left to Right: Jane Chen, Mariam Naficy and Emily Núñez Cavness. Credit: Bijou Karmen
March 25, 2020
Written

Girls Who Run the World: Business Insights and Interviews with Women CEOs

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re sharing stories from Diana Kapp’s, MBA ’96, book aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs.

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Restaurant staff clean the floor after closing early afternoon following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York City, U.S., March 16, 2020. Credit: Reuters/Jeenah Moon
March 26, 2020
Written

Economists to Congress: Don’t Bail out Big Business

An open letter drafted by Stanford professors says the coronavirus stimulus package should benefit workers — not corporations and their wealthy shareholders.

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A statue of George Washington stands across from the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, New York City. Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
March 23, 2020
Written

Where Insider Trading Flourishes

Two ways company insiders are taking advantage of privileged information and going undetected.

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Corporate business team brainstorming at an office table. Credit: iStock/Fizkes
March 26, 2020
Written

How to Build Better Teams

Hiring “the best” isn’t always the brightest move.

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March 18, 2020
Written

Rethinking Workplace Education

Guild offers a data-driven approach to education benefits that has attracted the Fortune 500.
March 16, 2020
Written

The Future of Criminal Justice

A conference on prosecution reform through data discusses the challenges of culture change.
March 12, 2020
Audio

From Monologue to Dialogue: How to Handle a Skeptical Audience

Use these techniques when handling challenges and objections.
March 11, 2020
Written

Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Effective

Stanford GSB experts discuss the secrets and pitfalls of keeping workers away from the office.
March 10, 2020
Written

How Exercise Recommendations Might Work against Us

When it comes to physical activity, how well we think we’re doing can influence how much we move and how we feel.
March 5, 2020
Written

Americans’ Views on Taxes Are Surprisingly Complicated

A majority favors wealth tax, but not if it would hurt the economy or increase unemployment.
March 5, 2020
Written

Fasten Your Seatbelts: Turbulence Ahead for Global Supply Chains

Faced with a mushrooming coronavirus outbreak and ongoing trade wars, global manufacturers need to focus on “operational hedging,” a Stanford expert says.
March 3, 2020
Video

Business Leaders Can Learn a Lot from Gamers

Change or die, whether you’re in the boardroom or a multi-player fantasy world.
February 28, 2020
Written

Should You Become an Independent Consultant?

A longtime consultant and Stanford alumna offers tips and insights on the career path less taken.
February 27, 2020
Audio

The Journey to Mastery: How Self Reflection Can Improve Communication

Implement these best practices before and after both high-stakes and everyday communication to improve your effectiveness.