Impulse

Version: Unabridged
Author: Catherine Coulter
Narrator: Paul Costanzo , Renee Raudman
Genres: Romance
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: November 2012
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 14 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

In his work as research and development director at cutting-edge think tank TalentSmart, Nick Tasler realized that the recent discovery by scientists of a potential-seeking gene could have a remarkable impact on how we understand decision making. Those who have this gene - about one quarter of the population - are endowed with impulsive tendencies that can lead to fast and decisive action or to foolish choices. The cautious majority that Tasler calls risk managers can make carefully considered decisions or become hopelessly lost in the fog of details. Now The Impulse Factor offers listeners a unique online opportunity to analyze their own decision-making style and harness it to improve their everyday lives. With examples from business, psychology, and Tasler's own research at TalentSmart, the book also vividly illustrates how susceptible we are to the events around us and how our reactions often run contrary to our best interests. By combining his research with real-world examples of extreme decision making, Tasler teaches listeners how to thrive when faced with difficult choices. More than just an audiobook, The Impulse Factor provides a clear understanding of why you make the choices you do - and the tools to make those decisions change your business and your life.

Author Details

Author Details

Coulter, Catherine

Coulter grew up on a horse ranch in the state of Texas.[2] She comes from a family of creative people. Her grandmother, who died at the young age of 37, was also a writer. Coulter's father is a painter and singer, and her mother is a retired concert pianist.[3]

Coulter wrote her first two novels, fifteen pages each, when she was fourteen.[3] While a freshman at University of Texas, Coulter wrote poetry.[3] After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, Coulter attended Boston College and earned a Master's degree in early 19th century European history.[2]

Coulter took a job as a speech writer for a Wall Street company president. Because her husband was a medical student, she spent many of her evenings alone, reading romance novels. One night when they were home together, Coulter found herself in the middle of a particularly bad book and threw it across room, asserting that even she could do better. Her husband challenged her to prove herself, and the two spent the weekend plotting out a storyline for a gothic romance. Coulter wrote the novel in the evenings.[3]

When Coulter finished writing her novel she sent it to an editor at Signet, the premiere Regency romance publisher. Three days later Signet offered her a three-book contract.[3] That first novel, The Autumn Countess, was published by Penguin Books in 1978. By 1982, she was earning enough to quit her job and become a full-time writer.[4]

Since then she has written over fifty books and has had forty-two consecutive New York Times Bestsellers since 1988.[2] Her thriller The Maze was her first book to place on the New York Times Hardcover Bestseller list, while The Cove spent nine weeks on the New York Times Paperback Bestseller list and sold over one million copies.[2] Coulter generally publishes one historical romance and one suspense novel each year, and has been busily rewriting many of her earlier Regency romances to turn them into longer historical romances.[5]

Coulter sits down to her computer every morning at 6:30 a.m. to review her email before beginning writing at 7:30 a.m. She normally finishes writing by 11 a.m.[3]

Coulter lives in Marin County, California with her husband, Anton Pogany, who is a physician. They travel often, and Coulter loves to ski.[2]

Tasler, Nick

Nick Tasler is a writer, researcher, organizational psychologist and a regular contributor to "BusinessWeek.com". He and his work" "have been featured in media including "U.S. News & World Report", "Psychologies, Marie-Claire, FoxBusiness.com, " and on "NBC-TV, BBC Radio" and" Irish Talk Radio." He lives with his wife and two children in Minneapolis, Minnesota.