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Hello, I'm Michael Sliwinski I run a productivity company, record a weekly podcast, write on this blog and publish books on #Productivity, #NoOffice and #iPadOnly to help modern knowledge workers like you achieve success in business and life.

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Friday, October 5

✔️ How digital nomads get stuff done - mobiconf 2018

Today I’m speaking on the Mobiconf 2018 in Krakow where I show how our Nozbe team is getting stuff done in our #NoOffice company using mobile apps. Specifically I’m using the iPad as an example of how I’m using this powerful mobile computer to lead my team from anywhere.

How digital nomads get stuff done - mobiconf 2018

The Goodies

This post is to serve as a repository of all the goodies (apps, shortcuts and other resources) I’m mentioning in my presentation. This way I can just point the audience on the last slide to this web site: sliwinski.com/mobiconf and that’s it!

OK, now here are all the goodies:

Wednesday, September 12

🎧 The Podcast #156 - Sport hacks

Another August re-post of The Podcast, where we discussed hacks I’m using to stay in shape and do sports when my routine is broken... by the summer holidays. Lots of useful fitness tips here:

The Podcast - 156 - Sport hacks

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Time: ~ 24 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.

Monday, September 10

🎧 The Podcast #155 - Spreading the word

Also in August on The Podcast we discussed the reason why I’m blogging here and Radek is not blogging on his personal blog... and if he should or not? The result? Listen up:

The Podcast - 155 - Spreading the word

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, September 7

🎧 The Podcast #154 - Inevitable Convergence

I’m back after my sabbatical and last month we posted The Podcast every 2 weeks, here’s the first episode we posted: it’s a geeky discussion about the future of the Mac platform with Radek’s impression on the new MacBook Pro. Enjoy!

The Podcast - 154 - Inevitable Convergence

Listen to this week's episode:

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Time: ~ 37 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, July 27

✔️ Fake exhaust pipes in cars... or how brands undermine their stories...

I love cars. I’ve been driving many cars in my life and I’m always interested in everything new there’s about them... but some news and trends are very short-sighted and sad. One of them is the design trend to “draw” fake exhaust pipes... and this lesson relates to any business, so here’s why I find it so bad:

Fake exhaust pipes in cars... like Audi or how brands undermine their stories...

Why "draw" fake exhaust pipes on cars?

It’s hard to say who started the trend, but I believe the idea was to make people feel like they have a sports car without paying for one. So the designers started drawing fake exhaust pipes on the back of the cars so that people could feel better about their cars and themselves.

A trend like this is actually pretty funny but it becomes a problem when it goes upscale to the high end cars. Let me explain why this small "detail" is a big deal:

Monday, July 23

🎧 The Podcast #153 - Attention required

This week on The Podcast we discuss GDPR - the good, the bad and the ugly. Why overall I think it’s good we have it... and how this shows, that the criteria of “doing the right thing” always pays off:

The Podcast - 153 - Attention required

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.

Friday, July 20

💡 How to do a Weekly Review explained in 3 minutes (video) 🎬

Today is Friday so it’s time for a weekly review and as I was playing on my instagram account I decided to record a short vertical video about it, where I feature my template for a weekly review, here goes:

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In short, the concept of a weekly review is to have this habit to regularly review your past week and plan your next week. It’s the moment to take time to slow down, have an honest meeting with yourself and see what happened... and plan what’s going to happen.

I like doing my weekly reviews on Fridays, because this way I go into the weekend with all my work issues closed and with a plan for next week. This way on Mondays I don’t have to think what to do, I just start the day with a plan prepared beforehand.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this short video and hope you’ll take your time to do your review.

Question: Did you do your weekly review today?

Sent from my iPhone X

Thursday, July 12

🎧 The Podcast #152 - Power to the people

This week on The Podcast we discuss 3D printing - Radek says it’s loud, dangerous, costly, produces poor results... and he loves it... it’s obviously the future, here’s why:

The Podcast - 152 - Power to the people

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.

Thursday, July 5

🎧 The Podcast #151 - Nozbe: Automated

This week on The Podcast we discuss more about automation and how we’re improving Nozbe to be more “automatable” (is this a word?) - you’ll love this episode as we’re really optimizing the heck out of things:

The Podcast - 151 - Nozbe: Automated

Listen to this week's episode:

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Time: ~ 40 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, July 4

💡 Polish football - no heart, no passion... and a big disappointment

In my home country of Poland, football (in USA: soccer) is our national sports. We love it, we play it, we cheer it. And we used to be good at it... like 40+ years ago... but we’ve never been good at that until now... or so I thought.

Polish football - no heart, no passion... and a big disappointment

Our national team qualified as number 1 seed in their group to the FIFA World Cup 2018. Watching them play together made me hope that for the first time in my life I’ll be able to see a Polish football team fight in an international tournament with their heads up high.

I had some concerns... but I didn’t expect such an utter disaster.

They say you can achieve up to 80% of success by just showing up. Well, Polish team didn’t really show up. I mean they were there physically, but not mentally. They didn’t play. They didn’t fight. They just didn’t do a thing...

On the other hand, watching teams like Marocco, Senegal, Japan or Iran play is amazing. These teams aren’t technically very good, but they’ve got so much passion, so much heart, so much will... which just shows this stark contrast with the Polish team, which technically is a number 8 team in the world according to FIFA ranking... but simply doesn’t have what it takes to play in a tournament like this.

The upside of this situation is that instead of cheering any particular team now, I’m just watching each game and enjoying it every time I see a team really “show up” and “step up” for the occasion. I’m just deeply disappointed that my national team decided not to...

Question: Who do you think will win World Cup 2018?

Tuesday, July 3

🎧🎬 The Podcast #150 - Three years in

This week on The Podcast we‘re celebrating a new milestone - 150th episode of the podcast! I have a bunch of questions for Radek how we can improve our show... and it’s the last one you’ll see on video, so enjoy:

Watch this episode on video:

The Podcast - 150 - Three years in

Listen to this week's episode:

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Time: ~ 35 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 22

🎧🎬 The Podcast #149 - Profit First

This week on The Podcast we discuss about THE WAY to handle money - how to save, spend and manage money both in business and personal life in order to have a little more control over what comes in and most of all... what goes out. Inspired by the book ”Profit First” by Mike Michalowicz (Amazon|Audible):

Watch this episode on video:

The Podcast - 149 - Profit First

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.

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:

Watch this episode on video:

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!

Listen to this week's episode:

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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.