Sunday, January 5

✔️ 2019 review - a transition year...

Hello in 2020! So... instead of saying that "hindsight is 20/20" we can say that the future is twenty-twenty! Does it mean, I have a "perfect vision" for this upcoming year - well, maybe... but now let's focus on reviewing 2019 as it was a very transitional year for me:

2019 review - a transition year...

Friday, January 3

✔️ I challenge you to simplify your life in 2020

In the January isssue of iMagazine - the leading Polish lifestyle magazine I wrote a column challenging people to simplify their stuff (and the way they're doing things) in 2020 - to make this year a year of simplifications and reducing the barriers of entry to things they want to be doing more of... to basically simplify in order to create good, meaningful habits.

Get iMagazine 01/2020 and read my column (in Polish)

I challenge you to simplify your life in 2020

If you can't read it in Polish, here's the abbreviated version with the links to the places I mentioned in my column:

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

😎 LEGO - how I’m unleashing a child within me by building a new lego set every year (just for me!)

I’m a big fan of LEGO bricks. I’ve had them when I was a child (my favorite were the “Pirate” pieces) and now that I’m a grown man... I still love building Legos. And even though I have 3 baby girls and my eldest loves LEGO, too - I'm not only building LEGO with them, I’ve recently started getting LEGO sets just for me. And this year is no different - here’s my latest LEGO set that I’m about to assemble just now - James Bond's Aston Martin DB5:

LEGO - how I’m unleashing a child within me by building a new lego set every year (just for me!)

Monday, December 23, 2019

⌚️ Apple Watch series 5 review - the always-on screen is a huge deal!

Last year both me and my wife upgraded the Apple Watch series 2 to 4. We skipped series 3 altogether as we were waiting for the cellular connection from our operator and it took them two years to figure that out. This year when Apple announced series 5 with practically nothing new... but just an always-on display - we had two different reactions - my wife thought "whatever" and I was like "finally!". Now after more than 2 months with it, I have to say I totally stand by my first reaction. The "always-on display" is a huge deal, here's why:

Apple Watch series 5 review - the always-on screen is a huge deal!

Friday, December 20, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #196 - Hands Are Dirty

This week on The Podcast we discuss how “getting our hands dirty” by creating physical objects or renovating home office gives us joy and helps us disconnect from our day-to-day work at Nozbe and how it helps us explore ideas we normally don’t deal with:

The Podcast - 196 - Hands Are Dirty

Listen to the entire episode (~ 45 min):

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

📱 My good old iPad 3 retina - the 2012 tablet that made me go #iPadOnly - is now on my wall and it works great!

Recently I’ve been remodeling my home office and one of the design ideas was to make use of my old hardware - and I found a special place for my good old trusty iPad 3 retina which started my iPadOnly journey (back in April of 2012 - so almost 8 years ago!) and it not only hangs there - it still works amazingly - here’s how:

My good old iPad 3 retina - the 2012 tablet that made me go #iPadOnly - is now on my wall and it works great!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

🏭 Apple used to stand for something. Now they stand for nothing. Where’s Steve Jobs when we need him?

Recently I wrote this post on Twitter, in reply to Tim Cook visiting Alabama:

Yes, Rosa stood for something. Yet Apple, the company I used to so highly admire… Recently stands for nothing. Videos promoting Trump campaign? Removing Taiwanese emoji? Removing Hong-Kong apps? Putting Crimea in Apple Maps as “Russia”? Yes please, Tim, do learn from Ms Parks

I'm an Apple user myself. I'm #iPadOnly, I buy a new iPhone every year, I love my Apple Watch and I own lots of Apple shares as well... and I'm so invested in this fruit company not just because of the "design is how it works" thing, but mostly because of their values. Here's why I'm so disappointed in Apple so much recently:

Apple used to stand for something. Now they stand for nothing. Where’s Steve Jobs when we need him?

Friday, December 13, 2019

😎 When are you planning to retire? I don’t think I ever will!

Yesterday I had a chat with a friend about the concept of retirement and when (if ever) people should retire... and I really hope I’ll never have to nor want to... and I’ve got quite a few examples of extraordinary people who serve me as a constant reminder that when you love what you do, you'll always be actively enjoying work and not looking forward to retirement. Here goes:

When are you planning to retire? I don’t think I ever will!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

🏠 My Home Office 2020 - Stage 1 - prototyping new ideas

The 2019 is ending and it's time for a major overhaul of my Home Office. I've been thinking about it for quite a while now, but I couldn't get around to doing it because I wasn't 100% sure about what I wanted. I was procrastinating. Then, I realized I don't have to do it all at once - I can do it in stages - I can move things around and see how the changes feel... and then keep tweaking the ideas. Last week I finished stage 1 - moving the Whiteboard to a different wall... and a few other tweaks. Here goes:

My Home Office 2020 - Stage 1 - prototyping new ideas

Monday, December 9, 2019

🎧🎬 The Podcast #195 - Gadgets, with love

We met again on Nozbe Reunion and recorded The Podcast live where we discussed gadgets - the ones our team has prepared for this meeting as well as the ones we recommend for traveling and much more. Watch on video or listen in audio (or both!)

Watch the full video of the show:

The Podcast - 195 - Gadgets, with love

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.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #194 - Trendsetters

This week on The Podcast we discuss Nozbe Teams again - this time how we had to morph from just a product company to a technology company - and the struggles we had along the way. It’s a longer one but a good one. Lots of behind-the-scenes info you rarely get from tech companies.

The Podcast - 194 - Trendsetters

Listen to the entire episode (~ 48 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, November 15, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #193 - Two-Product Company

Last week on The Podcast we discussed this new situation we’re in now - when we have Nozbe Teams almost ready to launch... while still running our current Nozbe product - our way to becoming a two-product company. Have a listen:

The Podcast - 193 - Two-Product Company

Listen to the episode (~ 30 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, October 23, 2019

🎧🎬 The Podcast #192 - Corrupted System

This week on The Podcast we completely went off script and instead of talking about Nozbe Teams Radek started complaining about fashion industry and it all went downhill from there... but I think you’ll gonna love it. Check it out!

Check out the short teaser:

The Podcast - 192 - Corrupted System

Listen to the entire episode (~ 47 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, October 16, 2019

😎 Effortless photography. Why taking pictures with a modern smartphone feels like cheating.

Tomorrow I’m finally going to unbox a new iPhone 11 Pro (non-Max - it’s too big for me), Midnight Green (the new "hot" color), 256GB (who needs more space?) but before I do, I’d like to share with you some thoughts on smartphone photography with my now-retiring iPhone XS. In short - shooting photos with this thing should be considered cheating - I keep being stunned how good the photos are without any effort at all.

Effortless photography. Why taking pictures with a modern smartphone feels like cheating.

Friday, October 11, 2019

🎧🎬 The Podcast #191 - Summer's Gone

We’re back! After a 3-month hiatus we’re doing a quick re-cap of all the things that happened in our lives between our The Podcast recordings and from today on we’ll be back on a regular bi-weekly schedule. Many of the things we discussed today will be full-length episodes in the future, so make sure to let me know what you want us to discuss first!

Check out the short teaser:

The Podcast - 191 - Summer's Gone

Listen to the entire episode (~ 43 min):

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The Podcast is a bi-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.