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 on #Productivity, #NoOffice and #iPadOnly to help modern knowledge workers like you achieve success in business and life.

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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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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.

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.

Friday, February 28

🎧 The Podcast #201 - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k

This week on The Podcast we have an explicit episode because the books that we discuss are “bold” - and they are a great entry to modern stoicism. Why we just care about too many things that don’t matter - and what to do about it:

The Podcast - 201 - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k

Listen to the entire episode (~ 42 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.

Wednesday, February 26

🏭 RIP Wunderlist - an app that changed the course of Nozbe for the better

One of Nozbe’s main competitors - Wunderlist - is going away in a few months - Microsoft is shutting it down after they acquired it years ago. At Nozbe we’ll be offering a way to migrate from Wunderlist to Nozbe or Nozbe Teams soon, but this post is not about that - it’s about how this app, when launched in 2011, gave me a strong kick in the butt to make Nozbe much better. Here goes:

RIP Wunderlist - an app that changed the course of Nozbe for the better

Monday, February 24

🎬 Launching Michael's Team Productivity vlog/podcast with 13 stories celebrating 13 years of Nozbe

This year instead of blogging more I wanted to do something different and as our Nozbe Teams app is getting ready for launch I decided to start a new vlog/podcast focused on Team Productivity - how to get stuff done better in a team - with experience from running my own all-remote team and other teams using our apps - and to kick off I'm starting with the past by sharing the most memorable 13 stories from our 13-year history.

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I'll be publishing the vlog weekly on Nozbe Blog so make sure to subscribe to our blog or Nozbe YouTube Channel.

Friday, February 21

🤩 [PL🇵🇱] Appearance in Praca Zdalna bez Tajemnic - the story of #NoOffice at Nozbe

This interview is in Polish - Magda Ferretti was asking me about how Nozbe started - why we chose the #NoOffice route - meaning - how I started hiring remotely and how I've been running an all-remote company for the last 13 years. Magda has been studying Polish companies that have remote-working arrangements and she admits very few companies in Poland so far decided to go all-remote - hope with an interview like this, the perception will change:

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Wednesday, February 19

🎧 The Podcast #200 - Best of The Podcast 🍾💯💯

Last week on The Podcast we celebrated the 200th episode - and to commemorate the milestone we prepared our “best of” of sorts - which episodes really impacted us, changed our lives, made us different / better? To find out, listen up!

The Podcast - 200 - Best of The Podcast 🍾💯💯

Listen to the entire episode (~ 60 min):

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On the photo: Radek celebrating his birthday on our Nozbe Reunion - it shows how festive we felt while recording this show - I’d like to thank my co-host for challenging me, pushing me... and changing me (hopefully) for the better - here’s to another 200 or more episodes!

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.

Wednesday, January 29

🎧 The Podcast #199 - Art of Feedback

This week on The Podcast we discuss the proper way to give and receive feedback. No, it’s not as easy as it sounds:

The Podcast - 199 - Art of Feedback

Listen to the entire episode (~ 34 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.

Monday, January 27

🙏 RIP - Clay Innovation and Kobe Elevation - thank you for your inspiration!

Last week two people I greatly admired died. One of them a sports legend - Kobe Bryant - who was just one year older than me... and the other one - a thought-provoking business legend - the author of the “innovator’s dilemma” - Clay Christensen. This short post is my tribute to them.

RIP - Clay Innovation and Kobe Elevation - thank you for your inspiration!

Thursday, January 23

🏠 What's on my desk? Here's my re-designed stand up desk for 2020.

I'm slowly finishing off my Home office renovation which I mentioned in my previous post. I just upgraded my good trusty IKEA stand-up desk (model: Bekant) by getting a new bamboo table top (model: Hilver) - it’s wider and shallower than my previous one so there’s more space for my iPad Pro. Now that it's set up, let me show you what I've got there so hopefully it serves as an inspiration to you:

What's on my desk? Here's my re-designed stand up desk for 2020.

Sunday, January 19

🎧 The Podcast #198 - 2019 in Review

This week on The Podcast we take on annual review again - why it’s important, how we did it, what’s there for us this year... new ideas, new concepts... the episode got a little long but believe me it’s worth your time. Check it out and after that plan your year if you haven’t already:

The Podcast - 198 - 2019 in Review

Listen to the entire episode (~ 72 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.

Wednesday, January 15

✔️ My new journaling routine for 2020 using Shortcuts on iPad or iPhone

I've been keeping a semi-regular journal for the past few years and every now and then I'm tweaking the way I approach it. In 2016 I posted why it's important for me to journal regularly and who inspired me to do that. In 2018 I posted my updated workflows for journaling and planning the day with additional apps I was using - Ulysses, Bear, etc. Later I introduced the concept of intermittent journaling with updated workflows. For 2020 and iOS13 I decided to review and simplify all of this and now I write both my journal and daily planning in Bear app using only three Shortcuts in iOS - here are the details:

My new journaling routine for 2020 using Shortcuts on iPad or iPhone