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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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Wednesday, May 22

🎧🎬 The Podcast #187 - Camino

This week on The Podcast we discuss the pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago which I did earlier this month with my wife to celebrate our 40 - and Radek had lots of questions! Listen up:

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The Podcast - 187 - Camino

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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 20

😎 Michael 4.0 - redesigned and happier than ever

Today I’m turning 40. Forty. Yep, that’s four full decades of life for you right there. I can’t believe how quickly time flies. When I was a child, I used to think this was a monumental milestone... when I’ll be very very old... and yet here we are and I don’t feel that old. I feel great. Actually, I feel the best I’ve ever been. In this post I want to sum it up a little and express how grateful I am for turning forty today.

Michael 4.0 - redesigned and happier than ever

I’ve redesigned myself a little...

To honor my forty and as a result of my recent pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (about which I’m going to both blog and talk on the podcast pretty soon), I’ve grown a beard. Something my father has had all his life. It’s not definite, I still feel strange about having facial hair... but for now I think it’s a great way of celebrating this milestone.

The funny thing is, that this year, there’s more to number 4 than meets the eye....

Friday, May 10

🎧🎬 The Podcast #186 - The courage to be disliked

This week on The Podcast we discuss yet another book, this time “The courage to be disliked” (Amazon|Audible) and why we need more of that type of courage in our lives:

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The Podcast - 186 - The courage to be disliked

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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, May 8

🎧🎬 The Podcast #185 - Factfullness

Last week on The Podcast we discussed the book by Hans Rosling called “Factfullness” (Amazon|Audible) and why the world is much better than we think. Check it out!

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The Podcast - 185 - Factfullness

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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.

Tuesday, April 30

🎧🎬 The Podcast #184 - Digital Minimalism

Lasy week on The Podcast we discussed the book Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport (Amazon|Audible) and Radek challenged me to drop social media for a month. Listen up:

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The Podcast - 184 - Digital Minimalism

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Monday, April 22

🎬 N is 4 Nozbe - full video of the podcast 183

As the latest 183rd episode of the podcast was recorded live on our semi-annual Nozbe Reunion we decided to record the full video - here it is for your enjoyment - with more details like our new Nozbe longsleeve shirts, coasters, stickers... and tattoos!

N is 4 Nozbe - full video of the podcast 183

Friday, April 19

🎧🎬 The Podcast #183 - N is 4 Nozbe

This week on The Podcast we met in person on Nozbe Reunion and discussed the new Nozbe 4 branding and logo... and the process and discussions (and fighting!) behind it.

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The Podcast - 183 - N is 4 Nozbe

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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, April 18

😎 Challenge: social media sabbatical for a month

Yesterday with Radek we recorded the 184th episode of “The Podcast” where we’ll be discussing Cal Newport’s new book - Digital Minimalism (Amazon|Audible) - and the episode will air next week... but while recording Radek challenged me to do a fully-blown social media sabbatical (Twitter/Instagram/Facebook) for the next 30 days. No Twitter. No Instagram. No Facebook. No Social Media. And I accepted it! Here are the rules:

Challenge: social media sabbatical for a month

Social Media Sabbatical Rules:

OK. Time to set up some ground rules. Here’s what I’ve done:

Thursday, April 4

🎧🎬 The Podcast #182 - Purple Day

This week on The Podcast we talk about WHY we’ve decided to launch Nozbe 4 today and why it’s a big deal for the future of our company.

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The Podcast - 182 - Purple Day

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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 3

🎧🎬 The Podcast #181 - The Deadline

Tomorrow we‘re shipping the „beta preview“ of the future of my company. The future of Nozbe... the Nozbe 4 and in this episode of The Podcast we discuss the „when“ - how we came up with the deadline of 4/4 and how our development process of Nozbe 4 came to be.

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The Podcast - 181 - The Deadline

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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, March 27

🎧🎬 The Podcast #180 - Childhood bribes

Last week on The Podcast we discussed the way we were bribed as children... or (de) motivated by grades, exams or competitions... a very personal episode right there:

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The Podcast - 180 - Childhood bribes

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Friday, March 22

🎧🎬 The Podcast #179 - Punished by rewards

Last week on The Podcast we discussed the book by Alfie Kohn, “Punished by Rewards” and the consequences of both punishment and praise... I encourage you to check the discussion out - this book is literally one of the most impactful books I’ve read in a while.

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The Podcast - 179 - Punished by rewards

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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, March 20

📖 10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity book now available in Traditional Chinese!

After I’ve initially published my video course, 10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity, I decided to self-publish a book inspired by the course. I went ahead and did that in Polish my mother tongue first, then in English for the entire world to read and now in Traditinal Chinese on Taiwan. Yes, Chinese version of my book, officially published by a major publisher on Taiwan - here’s how it happened and why I’m so psyched about it:

10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity book now available in Traditional Chinese!

10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity book now available in Traditional Chinese!

Here’s some back story about all this. A few years back as we were expanding Nozbe on different markets, we decided to try to promote our app in China, as we have seen Evernote’s successful expansion there. We hired Emilia, our Chinese expert and first of all we translated Nozbe to Chinese (both traditional and simplified versions).

From self-publishing to... being published!

We decided to self-publish “10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity” in Polish and it worked very well for us. Later we did the same in English... and as we were exploring other potential markets to translate the book to... we stumbled upon an interested publisher in Taiwan. Actually it was Emilia who did all the heavy-lifting - she contacted many publishers and finally nailed the deal with the one who decided to take a chance on us.

After many months of negotiations and back and forth, we inked the deal and started getting ready to publish the book and now it’s there!

I’m curious how this book will perform on the Chinese market... and I’m hoping to be going to Taiwan soon to help promote it.

Why going with traditional publisher this time?

Easy. While we have many customers and lots of recognition on both the Polish and American market... we have practically no presence in Taiwan... so by going with the traditional publisher we want to see if we can create demand for personal productivity and tools like Nozbe in there... and Taiwan is a pretty big market - 23M people who are very modern, mobile and high-tech.

This is just the beginning. I’ll keep you posted on our progress there, but as of today, I’m not only a published author, but a Chinese one at that!

10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity in Traditional Chinese

Here’s direct link to the book in Taiwan

Monday, March 18

🎧🎬 The Podcast #178 - Complaining

Two weeks ago on The Podcast we discussed the issue of “complaining” and how to deal with “complainers”... and how we both understand this subject. That complaining can be productive and efficient... doesn’t always have to be toxic or bad. Listen up!

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The Podcast - 178 - Complaining

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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.

Tuesday, March 5

🎧🎬 The Podcast #177 - Planning Together

Last week on The Podcast we discussed how last month I went away for the weekend with my wife to plan our year together. Yes, a romantic/planning weekend with my wife away from the kids and distractions. To plan our year. You should do that, too - if you’re in a committed relationship, here’s why:

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The Podcast - 177 - Planning Together

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