Tuesday, November 1, 2016

▷ The Podcast #70 - People Want To Work

Last week on The Podcast we discussed LIVE in the same room on Nozbe Reunion about our TGIF Thank Goodness It's Friday policy. How we like it so far. How it's been for us and for other people. If we're still keeping it around. Listen to find out:

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BTW: it's been our 70th episode! Wow, never thought we'd be so consistent with our podcast! And we've got ideas for many shows to come!

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Time: ~ 39 minutes

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Monday, October 24, 2016

▷ The Podcast #69 - Sharing

Last week on The Podcast we continued our discussion which started on episode 68 about technologies that are inevitably going to rule our lives. We talked deeper about sharing and remixing - how laws and rules will have to adopt to what's coming and is indeed inevitable:

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Time: ~ 42 minutes

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

▷ The Podcast #68 - The Inevitable

This week on The Podcast we discuss the book The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly ( Audible Amazon ) to discuss the technologies and trends that are going to shape the future. The author doesn't have all the answers. We don't have them as well, but we think the author is very good at pointing things out that are... well... inevitable:

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Time: ~ 44 minutes

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

✔ There are two iPads: a big one, and a small one. But which one is better for me?

Last fall Apple released the 13-inch iPad Pro. I bought it straight away. I also had to get a new bag because suddenly I needed to carry around a device the size of Macbook Air. Slowly, I began to get used to the large iPad. I even got used to the Smart Keyboard, which I wrote about in one of my previous articles. I figured that if I wanted to be #iPadOnly, I needed to have the best iPad available. But is it really the best?

ipad

Note: The following article appeared first in the 9/2016 issue of iMagazine - the leading lifestyle magazine for Apple enthusiasts in Poland. I'm a regular contributor and write my monthly productivity column there.

The two Pro iPads

In the spring, Apple made a very interesting move. It released the “baby Pro” – an iPad Pro the size of an iPad Air 2. It also came with the Smart Cover keyboard and pencil. Many people started saying that they found the 10-inch version more appealing. I started to wonder whether they were right... so as soon as the first beta of iOS 10 was released, I had the perfect excuse to buy the smaller iPad Pro to test Apple's new operating system. Suddenly, two iPads appeared in my home office. So, what now? Which iPad was better for work?

Monday, October 10, 2016

▷ The Podcast #67 - David and Goliath

This week on The Podcast we continue our last week's discussion about beating the "big guys" with unconventional methods. Development, marketing, sales and much more. How we automate things, focus on problems and find out-of-the-box solutions. Basically how we use the constraints of our small team to be so successful on the current competitive market.

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Time: ~ 49 minutes

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Friday, October 7, 2016

☆ My Company’s Pyramid Of Communication Revisited

How the Nozbe team uses modern technologies to communicate better and get more done.

Nozbe Pyramid of Communication

I originally posted this on Medium where I post about remote working as a part of NoOffice publication. I'd appreciate if you followed me there and recommended my posts, thanks!

Let's get back to how we use modern technologies to communicate better and get more done in an all-remote team

A few months ago I posted about my company’s pyramid of communication, which we also discussed on the 18th episode of The Podcast. We recently revisited the concept on the 65th episode of The Podcast “Request for Comments” and thanks to this I wrote a whole book on the subject with the concept revisited, please let me know what you think:

Thursday, October 6, 2016

▷ The Podcast #66 - Guerilla Development

This week on The Podcast we discuss how we have to compete with much bigger competitors having our small, NoOffice team. How we get things done, why very often our weaknesses can be used as blessings in disguise :-)

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Time: ~ 41 minutes

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

▷ The Podcast #65 - Request for comments

Last week on The Podcast we discussed our Pyramid of Communication again as both of us had additional thoughts on the subject and I was getting ready to finish writing a short book on the subject. Why 5 levels? Why we work asynchronously? How? Which apps we use to get it all done? Just listen:

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Time: ~ 45 minutes

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

▷ The Podcast #64 - Garbage collection

This week on The Podcast we discuss how we learn new things thanks to taking notes and "spaced repetition learning". I even talk how I learned the basics of Japanese.

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Time: ~ 38 minutes

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

▷ The Podcast #63 - Show me

This week on The Podcast we discuss creativity and its history in the book "How to fly a horse" Audible Amazon. We try to figure out what it really means to be creative and how we can become even more creative people.

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Time: ~ 37 minutes

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Monday, September 5, 2016

▷ The Podcast #62 - The path to the end

This week on The Podcast we discuss a little more of the book "Smarter Faster Better". It'll be also about me changing my mind all the time and so much more. Hope you'll like our insights:

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Time: ~ 32 minutes

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Friday, August 26, 2016

☆ TGIF - My team's attempt at working less, but better

Last week I decided to try a new policy at Nozbe. Something that might not seem logical from my perspective as a CEO. After all, I should want my team to work more. As much as possible, right? Well, I proposed something totally different. Let's work less, let's have fewer meetings and let's make more time for self development and weekly review. We called this new policy “Piąteczek” (in Polish), which you could translate to: TGIF as in “Thank God It's Friday”. Here's what it's all about:

Yoda helping us work less but better

Note: I originally posted this on Medium where I post about remote working as a part of NoOffice publication. I'd appreciate if you followed me there and recommended my posts, thanks!

Note 2: If you prefer a different “audio” version of this article, we discussed this new TGIF policy with my co-host Radek at the #60 eposide of The Podcast.

Introducing an experimental policy that will give us a more productive, yet shorter workweek with more time for a weekly review and for learning new things… or not.

We're already quite an unorthodox company. We all work remotely from our homes and we don't have a single physical office. We've been working like this for almost a decade and hundreds of thousands of users of our Nozbe app don't seem to mind that at all.

But we're not unorthodox just for the sake of it. We are like that because it works. Because we enjoy a better lifestyle thanks to our “No Office” arrangement.

After all, we're a productivity company. When we experiment, we do it for a reason. To work better. To be better. To grow better. And this new policy is supposed to help us exactly at that.

And it all started with 3 questions that I couldn't get off of my mind:

Thursday, August 25, 2016

▷ The Podcast #61 - Take the blame

This week on The Podcast we started discussing the book by Charles Duhigg, "Smarter Faster Better" (Audible / Amazon), where one of the key concepts was the idea of managers serving their team members and not the other way round. Of taking the blame of your team's mistakes and owning it, which I already wrote about here and most recently here. When we really warmed up (after about 10 min) the conversation got really interesting:

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Time: ~ 47 minutes

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Friday, August 19, 2016

▷ The Podcast #60 - TGIF

This week on The Podcast we discuss a new experimental policy we introduced at Nozbe which should help us work less, but better. It's got to do with 4-day workweeks, weekly reviews and personal development - so let me know what you think:

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Time: ~ 35 minutes

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

▷ The Podcast #59 - Abolishing hierarchies

This week on The Podcast we discuss the age-old productivity problems like sub-projects, sub-tasks and other challenges of software design. Plus my 7-year young daughter coding Swift and asking me to create functions:

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Time: ~ 39 minutes

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