Tuesday, September 1, 2015

☆ Building 300,000 users in a cut-throat app category [on: Mobile Growth Podcast]

On the Mobile Growth Podcast I was interviewed by Ashwin Gupta of Upquire. Again, I think we had a great chat with very deep questions about business and startups and growth hacking. Let me know what you think by listening to the episode:

Building 300,000 users in a cut-throat app category

"Nozbe entered the app market in the early days of 2007, when the iPhone launch was all the rage. Fast forward 8 years, and Nozbe has managed to stay relevant amongst competition and tsunami of changes in the mobile space, building a strong user base of 300,000 people in the process. Here’s Nozbe’s mobile growth story..."

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Monday, August 17, 2015

☆ Organizing Your Life in English with Michael Sliwinski [on: Business English Q&A podcast]

I was invited for an interview at the Business English Q&A podcast where I talked with Ryan, the show's host, about the way I use my English every day as a non-native English speaker. In the podcast I explain how important of a role English played (and keeps on playing) in my life:

Organizing Your Life in English with Michael Sliwinski

I also share how I learned English when I was young and what role American movies and music played in all that...

I share my best and most effective language-learning tips (Polish is my mother tongue but apart from English I also speak fluently German and Spanish, and I can also communicate in Russian and even some Japanese)

I explain the importance of living and "breathing" English every day (after all, I write this blog in English)

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

► Interview with Simon Grabowski for the Productive! Magazine #29

Simon Grabowski, founder & CEO of GetResponse (leading email marketing tool) speaks about his passion for product, optimisation and sports. He describes his journey from a one-man shop to being a leader of a great, international company.

More details in Productive! Magazine 29

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

✘ How to deal with Chinese providers, manage family life and productivity - my interview with Bogdan Wicinski (in Polish) [for the: Productive! Magazine Poland issue 13]

Our Polish franchise of [Productive! Magazine][] is doing really great! It's got an almost monthly schedule with great interviews and fantastic contributors. This time, I'm interviewing Bogdan Wicinski of Manta SA - one of the leading Polish electronics importer and manufacturer. Please note that the interview and the entire magazine is in Polish. Here are a few quotes from the magazine - get it from the App Store or Google Play:

Productive! Magazine Poland issue 13

"...frequent travels to China impact my health, I work a lot, I don't deal well with the jet lag. It's not easy..." "...I started my first business at school and later continued through college. I was involved with music industry as well!" "...I'm a leader and I couldn't work for someone else. I had to start my companies and with Manta I'm already 17 years in..." "...I try to spend as much time with kids as possible. The family brings sense to all the hard work I'm putting into all this..."

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

✔ Running a productive distributed team - Productive! Magazine 27 interview with Tomasz Szymanski

Tomasz Szymański, the CEO of SoftwareMill, shares his ideas, management techniques and practical tips for running a productive distributed team. He speaks of power and responsibility that his employees have as well as technical stuff and tools that help him run a 100% remote company.

More details in Productive! Magazine No. 27

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

✔ Productive school? - interview with Mike St. Pierre - Productive! Magazine #23

It's September - the back-to-school time. This is a great occasion to talk to Mike St. Pierre - the tech and education guy, the President of Morris Catholic High School in Denville, blogger and podcaster. In the interview we talk about the way education and technology can work together, iPads replacing traditional school equipment and student books. Mike also shares his experiences and advises on productivity at schools.

More details in Productive! Magazine #23: http://ProductiveMag.com

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

✔ Interview with Crystal Paine "Money Saving Mom" for the Productive! Magazine No. 22

Today we're launching the summer (July/August) issue of our Productive! Magazine. You can browse it free or get our free Android, iPad or iPhone apps. Thank you!

Crystal Paine tells the story behind her MoneySavingMom.com which is one of the top personal finance blogs in the US with over 1.5 million visitors per month. She also explains why intentional money-spending and setting strict money-related rules is worth investing the time and how to compromise with your partner or spouse when it comes to managing your home budget.

Question: Are you a saver or a spender? Are you trying to "marry" your personality with the way your beloved is?

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

✔ Creating Passive Income - interview with Pat Flynn for the Productive Magazine #21

The latest Productive Magazine 21 is out with some truly inspiring productivity articles and an interview with Pat Flynn. Make sure to check it out! Get it for your iPhone, iPad or Android and let me know what you think!

Interview with Pat Flynn - a serial entrepreneur for whom getting laid off was the best thing that ever happened to him. Only then did he found out, how to run business and earn money and be able to spend the majority of time with his family and on the stuff he likes.

Watch the interview to learn Pat's story, Pat's strategies and methods.

More details in Productive! Magazine 21: http://ProductiveMag.com/21

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

✔ Interview with Joost Wouters, author of 15-minute inbox for the Productive! Magazine #20

Interview with Joost Wouters - international business consultant and the author of "The 15-Minute Inbox" - a book offering you a solution to control your email, create time and spend it instead on activities that really matter.

Watch the interview to learn more about Joost's experiences and see how to easily harness the email inbox.

More details in Productive! Magazine 20

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

✔ Interview with Stever Robbins - Productive! Show #60

Three years after interviewing Stever Robbins for Productive! Magazine #6 I talk to him again. Famous Get-It-Done-Guy speaks on his shift from micro-tips to macro-things like: approaching yourself, your wife, your career; on abandoning the idea of life goals and picking up the idea of live-coaching show. To learn more, watch the interview! Please, forgive the poor quality of the video. I hope the discussion itself will make up for it.

Productive! Magaznie 6

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Monday, November 11, 2013

✔ Interview with Michael Bungay Stanier of Box Of Crayons - Productive! Show #58

After more than three years I re-connect with a great coach, speaker, innovation expert and the co-founder of Box of Crayons -- Michael Bungay Stanier. In the interview, Michael explains what exactly is a great work and why a good work isn't as good as one would think. We also talk about the challenges and fear related to doing a great work and... how great it is to be called Michael :)

You can read my interview with Michael in the new re-launched Productive! Magazine issue #3:

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Watch the video and see if you and your organization are ready for a "great work challenge".

In the video Michael is also talking about the "Great Work MBA" he's running now, go and check it out - it's free and it's totally worth participating in:

Great Work MBA

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Interview with Augusto Pinaud for the Productive! Magazine #14

Productive! Magazine #14 is almost there!

Here's a sneak peek for you: I'm interviewing Augusto Pinaud - a 20 minute interview we did with Augusto for the issue 14 of the Productive! Magazine where we talk about productivity and "getting things done" tips and tricks.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Graham Allcott interview for the Productive! Magazine #13 (Show #48)

Graham Allcott, author of a great book "How to Be a Productivity Ninja" talks to Michael Sliwinski, editor of the Productive! Magazine and founder of Nozbe time and project management app about productivity hacks, focus, attention management and zen-like calm... they discuss ninja-tricks and tactics that will help you get more done every single day. Full interview with Graham will be available in the August 2012 issue (#13) of the free Productive! Magazne.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Interview with Jason Womack for the Productive! Magazine #12

I'm privileged to have been interviewing Jason Womack of the Jason Womack Company, ex-David Allen Company Senior Trainer for GTD, fantastic productivity person and a very optimistic one at that! And a great athlete. More detailed conversation with Jason can be found in the upcoming issue #12 of the Productive! Magazine. The magazine will be up next week!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gretchen Rubin in the upcoming Productive! Magazine #11

"The Happiness Project" author - Gretchen Rubin - is featured on the cover of the issue #11 of the Productive! Magazine. Here's a conversation she had with Michael Sliwinski, editor-in-chief of the Productive! Magazine on productivity, happiness and New Year's Resolutions. Gretchen is on a constant pursuit of happiness and appreciation of every moment we have.

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