Work the Way You Want, be Productive Anywhere and Design Your #NoOffice Lifestyle

Hello, I'm Michael Sliwinski I run a productivity company, record a weekly podcast, write on this blog, and publish books to help modern knowledge workers like you get more done and have a more organized (and passionate) life.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Which books do you read and recommend?

Thanks to switching from paper books to audiobooks back in 2010 I started absorbing around 30 books per year. Here's the complete and up-to date list of the books I've read. Want my recommendations? Check out my reviews of these books on this blog or better yet, subscribe my weekly podcast where I discuss them with my buddy Radek.

Which apps do you use every day?

I use Nozbe (duh!). But that's not all. As my main computers are iPad, iPhone (Plus size) and an iMac, there are lots of apps I use. If you want to know which ones we with my team to get our work done, check out my latest book: "No Office Apps".

What do you do after work? Sports? Family? Hobbies?

I love what I do so it doesn't feel like work. But apart from that I try to remain fit, especially as I lost weight thanks to "slow carb diet" and started running triathlons (I do 3-4 olympic distance a year: 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run). And my family keeps me busy: I have three daughters and a wife - lots of women in the house :-)

Do you do interviews?

Oh yes. I love interviews, here's a list of my recent appearances on podcasts and other sites. I've also interviewed some really cool people for the Productive! Magazine. I sometimes speak on conferences. Here's how to contact me.

What are you doing now?

Just check my Twitter: @MSliwinski or my up-to-date NOW page. To be in touch with me subscribe to my mailing list. Thanks!

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Friday, June 15

🎧🎬 The Podcast #148 - Don’t spend it all

This week on The Podcast we discuss the money, again and how we should be managing it... especially at a younger age (wisdom from a middle-aged man like me), enjoy:

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The Podcast - 148 - Don’t spend it all

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Time: ~ 48 minutes

If you rate us on iTunes, we might give you a shout-out on air! Thanks! :-)

And if you're new here:

The Podcast is a weekly podcast chat with Radek (VP Apple Technologies at Nozbe) and yours truly (CEO at Nozbe) about productivity, business, books, and whatever else comes to mind... - if you liked this episode, make sure to check out past episodes.

Wednesday, June 13

✔️ Golden State Warriors - how to keep eye on the prize and lead an unselfish team

Another year and another NBA finals are done... and two years in the row Golden State Warriors won against Cleveland Cavaliers. I’ve been supporting this team for the last 4 years and I remember vividly when they lost the finals 2 years ago... and out of that loss they decided to recruit one of the best players of the league, and their main opponent - Kevin Durant. And now with Kevin they won two championships. I remember last year I was personally there to witness their greatness and it was an amazing moment:

Golden State Warriors - how to keep eye on the prize and be unselfish

What happens when a team is aligned with one goal in mind - to win Championships!?

The best part of the whole Golden State Warriors narrative is the fact, that they were the best team of the league in 2015-2016 season... and yet they lost the finals. So what did they do? Even though they had many stars (Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala) they decided to recruit another star - Kevin Durant from Oklahoma City Thunder. With Kevin they won two championship titles and Kevin won finals MVP twice.... and this year you could see why they won it all - because they’re focused on winning championships, not getting accolades:

Friday, June 8

🎧🎬 The Podcast #147 - Shackles, please!

This week on The Podcast we discuss this week’s Apple’s WWDC conference and the new stuff coming to the iPhones, Apple Watches and Macs in the near future... especially about the productivity boosting (or more: focus boosting) “digital health” features:

Watch this episode on video:

The Podcast - 147 - Shackles, please!

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Time: ~ 56 minutes

If you rate us on iTunes, we might give you a shout-out on air! Thanks! :-)

And if you're new here:

The Podcast is a weekly podcast chat with Radek (VP Apple Technologies at Nozbe) and yours truly (CEO at Nozbe) about productivity, business, books, and whatever else comes to mind... - if you liked this episode, make sure to check out past episodes.

Wednesday, June 6

🎧🎬 The Podcast #146 - Magic of Tidying Up

This week on The Podcast we discuss the way to de-clutter homes and offices using Marie Kondo’s technique. My co-host went all in with this within just 24 hours! Wow:

Watch this episode on video:

The Podcast - 146 - Magic of Tidying Up

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Time: ~ 53 minutes

If you rate us on iTunes, we might give you a shout-out on air! Thanks! :-)

And if you're new here:

The Podcast is a weekly podcast chat with Radek (VP Apple Technologies at Nozbe) and yours truly (CEO at Nozbe) about productivity, business, books, and whatever else comes to mind... - if you liked this episode, make sure to check out past episodes.

Friday, June 1

🎧🎬 The Podcast #145 - Don’t say that!

This week on The Podcast we do a special 3-year anniversary episode - Radek gives me live, uncut, unedited feedback on my presentation on NoOffice which I was about to give at the InfoShare conference. Here’s how it went (spoiler: I sometimes didn’t like what I heard...):

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Time: ~ 64 minutes

If you rate us on iTunes, we might give you a shout-out on air! Thanks! :-)

And if you're new here:

The Podcast is a weekly podcast chat with Radek (VP Apple Technologies at Nozbe) and yours truly (CEO at Nozbe) about productivity, business, books, and whatever else comes to mind... - if you liked this episode, make sure to check out past episodes.

Wednesday, May 30

🎧🎬 The Podcast #144 - Staring at a blank canvas

This week on The Podcast we discuss our strategies for dealing with the hardest tasks. How to really get them done?

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The Podcast - 144 - Staring at a blank canvas

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Time: ~ 38 minutes

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And if you're new here:

The Podcast is a weekly podcast chat with Radek (VP Apple Technologies at Nozbe) and yours truly (CEO at Nozbe) about productivity, business, books, and whatever else comes to mind... - if you liked this episode, make sure to check out past episodes.

Thursday, May 10

🎧🎬 The Podcast #143 - How to spend money

This week on The Podcast we discuss money - personal finances. Especially inspired by the Polish book by Michal Szafranski - Finansowy Ninja - and I rant on many young people not optimizing for personal growth, but for a quick buck.

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The Podcast - 143 - How to spend money

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Time: ~ 53 minutes

If you rate us on iTunes, we might give you a shout-out on air! Thanks! :-)

And if you're new here:

The Podcast is a weekly podcast chat with Radek (VP Apple Technologies at Nozbe) and yours truly (CEO at Nozbe) about productivity, business, books, and whatever else comes to mind... - if you liked this episode, make sure to check out past episodes.

Thursday, May 3

🎧🎬 The Podcast #142 - Aliens among us

This week on The Podcast we look back at our recent Nozbe Reunion and discuss the new things we’ve learned, questioning the format, purpose and length of it. A perfect feedback loop - which makes our meetings better every time!

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The Podcast - 142 - Aliens among us

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Time: ~ 52 minutes

If you rate us on iTunes, we might give you a shout-out on air! Thanks! :-)

And if you're new here:

The Podcast is a weekly podcast chat with Radek (VP Apple Technologies at Nozbe) and yours truly (CEO at Nozbe) about productivity, business, books, and whatever else comes to mind... - if you liked this episode, make sure to check out past episodes.

Thursday, April 26

🎧🎬 The Podcast #141 - Nozbe at Nozbe

This week on The Podcast we meet again in person on the #NozbeReunion to share how at Nozbe we use Nozbe to manage our entire company with our app. Lots of useful tips and tricks here! Have you got yours?

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The Podcast - 141 - Nozbe at Nozbe

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Time: ~ 50 minutes

If you rate us on iTunes, we might give you a shout-out on air! Thanks! :-)

And if you're new here:

The Podcast is a weekly podcast chat with Radek (VP Apple Technologies at Nozbe) and yours truly (CEO at Nozbe) about productivity, business, books, and whatever else comes to mind... - if you liked this episode, make sure to check out past episodes.

Tuesday, April 24

🎧🎬 The Podcast #140 - Raising the bar

Last week on The Podcast we geeked out about our hopes and dreams for the future of Apple - the “bezel-less” iPad Pro and other things Apple could announce in June which would affect us. Hope you’ll enjoy it, too:

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The Podcast - 140 - Raising the bar

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Time: ~ 55 minutes

If you rate us on iTunes, we might give you a shout-out on air! Thanks! :-)

And if you're new here:

The Podcast is a weekly podcast chat with Radek (VP Apple Technologies at Nozbe) and yours truly (CEO at Nozbe) about productivity, business, books, and whatever else comes to mind... - if you liked this episode, make sure to check out past episodes.

Thursday, April 19

🎧🎬 The Podcast #139 - First tasks first

Our Nozbe Reunion is about to end and just today we discussed our best productivity tips and tricks with the rest of our team - we love doing that as we see that every few months we’re improving our productivity, workflows... or how we do our TGIF so check last week’s episode of The Podcast with more on that!

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The Podcast - 139 - First tasks first

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Time: ~ 49 minutes

If you rate us on iTunes, we might give you a shout-out on air! Thanks! :-)

And if you're new here:

The Podcast is a weekly podcast chat with Radek (VP Apple Technologies at Nozbe) and yours truly (CEO at Nozbe) about productivity, business, books, and whatever else comes to mind... - if you liked this episode, make sure to check out past episodes.

Monday, April 16

🎧🎬 The Podcast #138 - Leap of faith

This week our semi-annual Nozbe Reunion starts so I’d like to post here The Podcast episode from two weeks ago where we discussed serious topics of taking the blame, brokenness of companies... these kinds of subjects we also tend to discuss here when we meet in-person with my team. Enjoy!

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The Podcast - 138 - Leap of faith

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Time: ~ 55 minutes

If you rate us on iTunes, we might give you a shout-out on air! Thanks! :-)

And if you're new here:

The Podcast is a weekly podcast chat with Radek (VP Apple Technologies at Nozbe) and yours truly (CEO at Nozbe) about productivity, business, books, and whatever else comes to mind... - if you liked this episode, make sure to check out past episodes.

Friday, April 13

🎧🎬 The Podcast #137 - Nomadic lifestyle

After my Easter holidays I’m a little backlogged here, and as I’m preparing for our semi-annual Nozbe Reunion it’s good to give you this episode of The Podcast where Radek, my co-host, shares his tips and tricks on living a nomadic lifestyle, where he travels so much more than he used to!

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The Podcast - 137 - Nomadic lifestyle

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Time: ~ 57 minutes

If you rate us on iTunes, we might give you a shout-out on air! Thanks! :-)

And if you're new here:

The Podcast is a weekly podcast chat with Radek (VP Apple Technologies at Nozbe) and yours truly (CEO at Nozbe) about productivity, business, books, and whatever else comes to mind... - if you liked this episode, make sure to check out past episodes.

Tuesday, March 27

🎧 The Podcast #136 - Traveling with apps

This week on The Podcast we discuss which apps we use for travel - with additional tips and tricks how to travel with other people - a useful one!

The Podcast - 136 - Traveling with apps

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Time: ~ 51 minutes

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And if you're new here:

The Podcast is a weekly podcast chat with Radek (VP Apple Technologies at Nozbe) and yours truly (CEO at Nozbe) about productivity, business, books, and whatever else comes to mind... - if you liked this episode, make sure to check out past episodes.

Tuesday, March 13

🎧 The Podcast #135 - Swiss army apps

This week on The Podcast we discuss why I use many apps for note-taking and which other apps we use for different purposes. Lots of tips:

The Podcast - 135 - Swiss army apps

Listen to this week's episode:

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Time: ~ 52 minutes

If you rate us on iTunes, we might give you a shout-out on air! Thanks! :-)

And if you're new here:

The Podcast is a weekly podcast chat with Radek (VP Apple Technologies at Nozbe) and yours truly (CEO at Nozbe) about productivity, business, books, and whatever else comes to mind... - if you liked this episode, make sure to check out past episodes.