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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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.

Watch this episode on video:

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!

Watch this episode on video:

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?

Watch this episode on video:

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:

Watch this episode on video:

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!

Watch this episode on video:

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!

Watch this episode on video:

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!

Watch this episode on video:

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

Listen to this week's episode:

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Time: ~ 51 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 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.

Thursday, March 8

🎧 The Podcast #134 - Nozbe for you

This week on The Podcast for the first time we discuss Nozbe - the app we’re working on - and how we use it personally for our projects, tasks and weekly review. If you think you don’t need a tool to get your private stuff organized, you’re doing it wrong! Here’s why:

The Podcast - 134 - Nozbe for you

Listen to this week's episode:

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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, March 5

🎧 The Podcast #133 - Better Than Before

Last week on The Podcast we discussed a book by Gretchen Rubin, “Better Than Before” (Amazon|Audible) - a book about strategies for habits - something very dear to our hearts. It’s a good one:

The Podcast - 133 - Better Than Before

Listen to this week's episode:

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Time: ~ 42 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.

Friday, March 2

🎧 The Podcast #132 - Reusable Rocketry

Last week on The Podcast Radek visited my home office and we recorded an episode together! We discussed SpaceX and we watched together the launch of the biggest rocket ever - the Falcon Heavy!

The Podcast - 132 - Reusable Rocketry

Listen to this week's episode:

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Time: ~ 47 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, February 28

🎧 The Podcast #131 - Singular focus of 2018

Continuing our discussion on 2017, it’s time to finally reveal our plans for 2018 on The Podcast - if you want to know how we went about this, here are some details:

The Podcast - 131 - Singular focus of 2018

Listen to this week's episode:

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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.

Monday, February 26

🎧 The Podcast #130 - 2017 Highlights

After my vacation and flu 🤒 I’m catching up on posting the old episodes of The Podcast here - and I’m starting with number 130 where we discussed the good, the bad and the ugly of 2017 - how it went down for us... and what we’ve learned from it:

The Podcast - 130 - 2017 Highlights

Listen to this week's episode:

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Time: ~ 47 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, February 2

✔️ 2017 review: a learning curve!

We’re already 1 month in 2018 but I haven’t still posted my yearly review... and yesterday we were celebrating 11 years of Nozbe so I decided to finally post my yearly review - again, I’m writing this more for myself as a way reflect on last year and to be able to get back to it, but if it serves you as an inspiration, be my guest! Here goes:

2017 review: a learning curve!

Before I start, here are my past yearly reviews: 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

2017 wasn’t as good as I hoped... in some ways...

It was a tough year. On one hand business-wise it was a learning curve for me and the revenue growth wasn’t as I expected... but on the other hand I learned a lot and I’m putting these learnings to work this year. Privately it was a very good year. Here are some highlights: