February 2013 – Christopher John Payne

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Review of the book The Habit Factor by Martin Grunburg

I am a big fan of setting useful habits to be carried out every day.

A couple of years ago I came across an amazing book called The Habit Factor by Martin Grunburg.

I was so impressed by this book that I got in contact with Martin and encouraged him to come to the town of Al Ain in Abu Dhabi in May 2011 and give a talk about habits at the TEDxAlAin conference which I organised with my friend Sajjad.

This video, also recorded in 2011, lasts just under 15 minutes, and explains some of the great insights I gleaned from this great book. The lighting is poor and there’s a strong echo as I was in our echoey home in Abu Dhabi, but you should find some value in the content!… 

You can get Martin Grunburg’s Habit Factor book from Amazon.

TEDx talk at Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

I gave the following 15-minute talk at the TEDxAlAin conference in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, in May 2011. I talk about how the more primitive parts of our brain get in the way of us making wise decisions, and one way to act more wisely.

A total of 850 people attended the event…

See photos from TEDxAlAin.

Go to this page if you want to find out how I got involved with this conference.

Go here to find a few other short videos I’ve created.

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The last song of the night…

This is a temporary post while I upload some more songs…

I love a band called The Boy Least Likely To. I came across them via a promotional video Apple did for the iPad. They write quirky, jolly songs which are fun to sing along to while I’m driving!

Rolling Stone magazine described their sound thus: “if all your childhood stuffed animals got together and started a band.” Beautifully said!

In February 2013 the band did a gig in London to launch their new album. I went along with my beloved brother Mike who likes them too.

He took this photo of me with lead singer, Jof…

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