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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, May 29

🎧 The Podcast #207 - Competition Gossip Corner

This week on The Podcast we are gossiping we’re talking about our favorite competition (and inspiration!), Basecamp guys pre-announcing a new version of their product for next year, and launching a new email service HEY - we’re just wondering what it’s all about...

The Podcast - 207 - Competition Gossip Corner

Listen to the entire episode (~ 41 min):

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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, May 25

😎 41 - may you live in interesting times...

Last Wednesday, on May 20, 2020 - I turned forty one. Last year I closed out the four decades and this year I'm starting to really embrace the number four in my age. Especially now that the global COVID-19 pandemic is in full swing, I appreciate more than ever that I'm in a good health and I still have a job. Well, two actually as we've finally launched Nozbe Teams - our second productivity app - and we already have first paying customers. Anyway, here's the recap of my "birthday thoughts":

41 - may you live in interesting times...

Wednesday, May 6

😎 Getting Beard Done by shaving once a week, with a system!

Last year when I celebrated my 40th birthday, I mentioned that the beard 🧔 that grew on me during the Camino de Santiago I did with my wife, is staying for good. And it has. And it’s been almost a year and I got used to my facial hair and my wife loves it (as do my three daughters) and thanks to it I only need to shave once a week. Here’s my system - how I shave once a week, how I look like before and after shaving... or rather, trimming:

Getting Beard Done by shaving once a week, with a system!

Wednesday, April 22

📱 Backlit keyboard and more joys of using the Magic Keyboard - an accessory that makes the iPad Pro true to itself

When I bought my first Mac - it was the first generation MacBook Air, it had a backlit keyboard. I wrote about it back in the day (December 2008). I loved it. Even though I touch-type and don’t really look at it much, it was just so a nice to have it there. Now it’s back with the Magic Keyboard and it's glorious. Plus there are other cool things about this new accessory which I didn't mention in my video review and today I'll try to dive deeper into all of them:

Backlit keyboard and more joys of using the Magic Keyboard - an accessory that makes the iPad Pro true to itself

Monday, April 20

🎬 Magic Keyboard has arrived and it rocks and I made a video review of it!

Just today, ahead of schedule, I received the new Magic Keyboard for my beloved iPad Pro 11” and decided to record a short video about it. All edited with LumaFusion on, you guessed it, the same iPad Pro:

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Hope you like it, it's been a blast recording and editing this video. Adding b-roll and just playing with it. I'll have more thoughts on this keyboard once I've typed some more on it, but so far I like it a lot! What do you think?

Sunday, April 19

🏠 I’ve seen the future of a modern office workplace and it is 💩

I love documentaries. Just as last week I watched Rams this week I watched the Workplace and boy, I have thoughts on this. I suffered through this film as I watched how a wealthy design firm is creating their new offices with a help of a famous architect firm. Basically they are building a design marvel that will achieve anything but help their team members get stuff done. I cringed throughout the movie, here's why:

I’ve seen the future of a modern office workplace and it is 💩

Saturday, April 18

🎧 The Podcast #206 - Radek’s Face Shield Factory

This week on The Podcast we discussed how my co-host turned from software engineer to “face shields” designer/manufacturer to support hospitals and other front-line workers in this pandemic. Amazing story:

The Podcast - 206 - Radek’s Face Shield Factory

Listen to the entire episode (~ 61 min):

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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, April 15

😎 10 design principles by Dieter Rams

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic a series of documentaries is being offered for free from "Oh You Pretty Things" by Gary Hustwit and recently I watched the movie "Rams" about the famous German designer - Dieter Rams. I finally absorbed his 10 design principles that as both Braun and Apple customer (Jonny Ive is a fan of Mr Rams) really resonate with me:

10 design principles by Dieter Rams

Wednesday, April 8

📱 The #iPadOnly book is an oldie but a goodie... and is free for you to read online!

10 years ago the iPad went on sale and exactly 8 years ago to date I started my quest to use the iPad as my main computing device - I started being #iPadOnly. And a year later I co-wrote a book about this with my friend Augusto Pinaud and today this book is free and open-sourced for you to read online. Here is how it all came to be:

The #iPadOnly book is an oldie but a goodie... and is free for you to read online!

Monday, April 6

🎧 The Podcast #205 - Chat about: kaizen & performance

Last week on The Podcast we had a discussion like no other - we tried a different format - where we just casually chat about kaizen and performance of our team...

The Podcast - 205 - Chat about: kaizen & performance

Listen to the entire episode (~ 70 min):

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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 27

🎧 The Podcast #204 - Core Hours

This week on The Podcast we discuss my latest invention - CORE HOURS - a concept that has helped me have a very productive start of the year... listen up as it’s really a great deal for me and can be a game-changer for you:

The Podcast - 204 - Core Hours

Listen to the entire episode (~ 46 min):

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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 19

📱 How to correctly use a computer - the new iPad Pro with the new keyboard

Just saw the launch of the new iPad Pro and I love it. I’m not sure I’m getting the iPad itself, as it’s just slightly better than what I’ve got now, but the keyboard is great - the trackpad support, the multi-angle support, the elevated view.... the whole thing is amazing (and expensive) and compatible with my current iPad. And the new ad is slick:

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What do you think? Are you getting the new Pro? Or just the keyboard?

Tuesday, March 17

🎬 Every day I’ll try to help you work better from home! (In English, Spanish and Polish)

Now that everything it closing down because of the pandemic, I thought the best way I could contribute would be to help you all “forced to work from home” get it done better. I’m writing the No Office book but it’s not enough - I’ve decided to be live on Facebook every day to discuss all aspects of working from home and answer your questions - here’s where you can find me every week day:

  • 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 in English - at noon 🕛 PST (California), 3pm EST (New York), 7pm GMT (London) and 8pm CET (20:00 Central European Time) (also event on Linkedin)
  • 🇪🇸 in Spanish - 16:00 Madrid time (15:00 Canarias)
  • 🇵🇱 in Polish - 15:00 Warsaw time

No Office live events

Yesterday I had my first LIVE events and today and for the rest of workdays this week (and probably next) I'll keep doing those.

After the events I'll be posting the videos to YouTube and on Nozbe blog, here are the playlists:

Saturday, March 14

🎧 The Podcast #203 - Lean at Nozbe

This week on The Podcast we discuss how we’re implementing lean ideas from the last episode of the podcast into our day-to-day work:

The Podcast - 203 - Lean at Nozbe

Listen to the entire episode (~ 60 min):

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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 13

🎧 The Podcast #202 - The Machine That Changed The World

Last week on The Podcast we discussed lean manufacturing and three books related to it: “The Machine that changed the world” (Amazon|Audible) , “2-second lean” (Amazon|Audible) and “Lean thinking” (Amazon|Audible) ... and why these ideas are still applicable to us:

The Podcast - 202 - The Machine That Changed The World

Listen to the entire episode (~ 59 min):

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If you liked it, please rate us on Apple Podcasts, thanks!

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.