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Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for teams. I write essays, books, work on projects and I podcast for you using #iPadOnly in #NoOffice as I believe that work is not a place you go to, it’s a thing you do.

Michael Sliwinski

Let’s talk about your team’s productivity!

I’m the founder of Nozbe and Nozbe Teams - to-do apps for busy professionals and teams, which I’ve been running for the last 13 years. I’m also a writer (#iPadOnly and #NoOffice) and serial podcaster.

With the launch of Nozbe Teams I’m all about “team productivity”. Basically:

I help small teams do great things by working in a truly modern way.

My team is all-remote and we all work from our “home offices” (just like the one pictured above) while delivering two global apps with more than 700,000 users worldwide.

Want to get in touch?

This site is in: English (this), Spanish and Polish

I post stuff mostly here in English, but I do sometimes write or do interviews in Polish or do webinars or public speaking in Spanish. I also speak German, for the record.

BTW, this is my new site, which I just launched. My previous site is here: Sliwinski.com.

Also - this site is free and open source. Copy anything you want, just credit me back, thanks!

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    ⌨️ 🚀 Sliwinski.com blog redirects to here now - I am Michael DOT Team

    Tuesday, January 18, 2022 /sliwinski_com/

    Sliwinski.com blog redirects to here now - I am Michael DOT Team

    Ever since I set up this new site I wanted to migrate all of the content from my previous personal blog to here. Finally it’s done. All blog posts from way back in 2008 to today are migrated, reviewed and tagged and available for you and me to enjoy. Boy, it was a long and time-intensive journey and here’s how it went down:

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    🎙 No Office FM #33: Rafal’s MacBook Pro Optimized Desk Setup

    Monday, January 17, 2022 /noofficefm-33/

    Welcome to the episode #33 of my podcast about working remotely with Rafal, Nozbe’s VP of Product. First podcast of the year and we talk about Rafal’s new home office set up around his new MacBook Pro. Lots of great tips and tricks, similar to my home office

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    🥇 Evergreen - decade-old blog posts that are still true today - best of 2012

    Wednesday, January 5, 2022 /2012best/

    Evergreen - decade-old blog posts that are still true today - best of 2012

    A few days ago I posted a compilation of my best posts of 2017 and I was surprised how well some of the 5-year old blog posts aged. Now as I exported old sliwinski.com blog posts from 2012, I was even more amazed how some of my writing after 10 years aged pretty well. I hope you’ll agree with me and enjoy my best writing from a decade ago:

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    🥇 Essentialism, productivity webinars, podcasting on life and books and much more - best of 2017

    Friday, December 31, 2021 /2017best/

    Essentialism, productivity webinars, podcasting on life and books and much more - best of 2017

    As I imported 2017 blog posts from my old site sliwinski.com to here I noticed quite a few gems worth getting back to. It turns out I spent 2017 podcasting regularly, producing webinars and reviewing books, too. And much more. Here are my best entries from that year:

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    💌 End of year newsletter for 2022…

    Wednesday, December 29, 2021 /news-8/

    End of year newsletter for 2022…

    As 2021 is ending I always try to take the time to disconnect, read a lot and start my yearly planning. If you’re like me, you’re in luck because boy I prepared things for you:

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    🍎 💻 📱 7 lives of a decade-old trusty Apple Thunderbolt Display

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021 /display/

    7 lives of a decade-old trusty Apple Thunderbolt Display

    On the last episode of No Office FM podcast my co-host, Rafal, asked me about a lonely display hanging on the wall behind me. He didn’t know why I had this display there. I had no good answer, until the weekend came and I figured it out. I gave my good old trusty, 10-year-old Apple Thunderbolt Display another, actually seventh, life! Just check out its history:

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    🎙 ✅ No Office FM #32: How we develop the product in Nozbe

    Monday, December 20, 2021 /noofficefm-32/

    Welcome to the episode #32 of my podcast about working remotely with Rafal, Nozbe’s VP of Product. I love these kinds of episodes where we pull back the curtain and show how “the sausage is made” and how we really design, decide and build Nozbe features. Listen if you want to learn from us and feel free to steal our ideas and build on them!

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    🤩 🎬 Guest appearance at the Nonprofit Productivity Summit

    Saturday, December 18, 2021 /nonprofit/

    My dear friend Mike St. Pierre invited me to be one of the speakers at his virtual summit. The conference is over now but I do recommend getting the playback videos More info ℹ️ - below you’ll find a few teasers:

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    🎾 Stephen Curry - the GOAT of 3-point shooting

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021 /steph/

    I’m a huge fan of basketball and especially the Golden State Warriors team. And in particular I admire Stephen Curry. Today he broke the NBA all-time record of 3-point shots ever made. Here’s how it happened:

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    😎 Dear John… let’s have one last chat about COVID… for the sake of our friendship

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021 /john/

    Dear John… let’s have one last chat about COVID… for the sake of our friendship

    Dear John1, you are one of my closest friends. You’re smart, driven, intelligent, caring and I’ve been always able to count on you. Yet now, as we’re both dealing with this global COVID-19 pandemic, we’re drifting apart. You didn’t get vaccinated and whenever this comes up, we get to a heated debate that just makes both of us angry. That’s why in this letter I want to take a different approach - I want to appeal to your intelligence by not trying to convince you of anything, but by laying out facts before and by trusting your judgement:

    1. There’s no real-life John. “John” here collectively symbolizes all of my close friends, who despite being very intelligent and smart, refuse to use their intellect to understand the situation we’re in. I want them to take a step back, look at the facts, and without consulting anyone just use their brains to figure it all out by themselves. I hope they will! Plus it’s a Nicholas Sparks reference. 

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