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April 16, 2020
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The Productivity Pitfalls of Working from Home in the Age of COVID-19

Nicholas Bloom’s research has measured the benefits of working from home. But in the current coronavirus crisis, the economist fears productivity will plummet.

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March 11, 2020
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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.

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January 22, 2020
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The Super Power of Tomorrow? Being “Indistractable”

Learn how to take back control of your attention span.

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Rashaad Gomez practices parkour in a park in New York. Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri
March 10, 2020
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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 27, 2020
In this bonus episode of Think Fast, Talk Smart, host Matt Abrahams shares quick tips on communicating via screen.
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
In this bonus episode of Think Fast, Talk Smart, host Matt Abrahams shares a framework for structuring your comments during a meeting or presentation.
Think Fast, Talk Smart is a podcast produced by Stanford GSB. Each episode provides techniques to help you enhance your communication skills.
April 24, 2020
In this “Quick Thinks” podcast episode, Stanford improv experts share advice on getting out of our heads and into the moment at hand.
Think Fast, Talk Smart is a podcast produced by Stanford GSB. Each episode provides techniques to help you enhance your communication skills.

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April 28, 2020
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Power: What It Means to Have It — and How to Reclaim It

We all know what it looks like to use power badly. A new book shows us how it can be used well.

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Think Fast, Talk Smart is a podcast that offers best practices and techniques you can use to improve your public, virtual, and high stakes communication.
May 7, 2020
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High-Stakes Communication: How to Manage Anxiety Speaking in Front of Others

In this podcast episode, Matt Abrahams shares research-supported techniques for gaining confidence in high-stakes communication situations.
Discover insights and guidance for leading in turbulent times.

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Golden State Warrior Steph Curry: Communication Is Everything

The celebrity athlete talks family, religion, and vision on and off the court.
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March 18, 2020
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Rethinking Workplace Education

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Use these techniques when handling challenges and objections.
March 11, 2020
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Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Effective

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Should You Become an Independent Consultant?

A longtime consultant and Stanford alumna offers tips and insights on the career path less taken.