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Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for modern teams. I write about productivity, #NoOffice, #iPadOnly and 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.

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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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    😎 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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    🎙 🎬 No Office FM #31: Famous Nozbe Design Fight Canceled

    Monday, December 6, 2021 /noofficefm-31/

    Welcome to the episode #31 of my podcast about working remotely with Rafal, Nozbe’s VP of Product. In a company that does meetings extremely well we decided to take it one level further and default to no-meeting with regards to our world-famous Design Fight Meeting - we went with asynchronous work first, meeting distant second. Here’s why:

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    ✅ 🎬 Nozbe Product Vlog 4 - multi-teams, teams of 1 and filters and more!

    Thursday, December 2, 2021 /nozbevlog-4/

    This Cyber Monday we went online with Rafal to discuss the Nozbe and new features - how finally you can have many teams, and filters and great iOS widgets for #iPadOnly people like me! Check it out: More info ℹ️

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    🎬 🎥 Task-based communication as the future of team productivity! - Team Productivity Show #13

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021 /tasks/

    Even though I covered the concept of task-based communication in my vlog #5 I decided to record a new video that is shorter and easier for people to understand - how to really communicate through tasks. Let me know if I made it clearer for you all:

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    ✅ 🎬 In Conversation With Sarah Harkleroad - how I enjoy talking to Nozbe customers!

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021 /sarah/

    In my upcoming book, #NoOffice I describe the concept of Meeting customers and explain why and how I regularly talk to many of our thousands upon thousands of customers. I love it. I love meeting new people, getting know different industries. And most of all I like getting to know the people who’s life my Nozbe app impacts. And recently I had a pleasure of talking to Sarah, and I really enjoyed it:

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    📱 iPad Pro 13” with white Magic Keyboard after 3 months - my subjective review!

    Monday, November 29, 2021 /ipad13pro/

    iPad Pro 13” with white Magic Keyboard after 3 months - my subjective review!

    Many people on Twitter keep asking me about a full review of my new 13” iPad Pro (Apple insists on calling it 12.9”) with its gorgeous white Magic Keyboard. As I recently posted my new home office 2022 setup and streaming set, people saw the iPad featured in there as still my main computer - #iPadOnly style. Three months ago I switched to a bigger iPad Pro and a white keyboard - [and my initial reactions were positive] - but don’t I regret getting a chunkier iPad and a keyboard that will probably get very filthy very fast? Well, to find out check out my 3-month review:

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    🏝 🏠 Perfect zoom meeting setup or streaming kit in my new home office

    Thursday, November 25, 2021 /streaming/

    Perfect zoom meeting setup or streaming kit in my new home office

    Last year I read a blog post by Matt Mullenweg - the founder of Wordpress where he explained his high-quality streaming setup - he revised this post this year with more updates. Later I read a similar post by Seth. As I do quite a few interviews, record podcasts and have some zoom meetings with my Nozbe team, I decided to upgrade my setup, too. I explained some of it in my latest “office update” post but here are more details:

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    🎙 🎬 No Office FM #30: Pros and Cons of #iPadOnly Work

    Monday, November 22, 2021 /noofficefm-30/

    Welcome to the episode #30 of my podcast about working remotely with Rafal, Nozbe’s VP of Product. We’re back with Rafał talking about how I work #iPadOnly and he apparently doesn’t anymore. The pros and cons of this kind of work and the future of Rafal’s setup. Also we mention the recent renovation of my home office. Check it out!

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    🏠 My new home office for 2022 with professional recording gear

    Thursday, November 18, 2021 /office22/

    My new home office for 2022 with professional recording gear

    I’ve spent lots of time setting up my home office for 2021 and I was really happy with my setup… until I started recording No Office podcast and talked to quite a few professionals about recording podcasts and videos. That’s when I decided to start upgrading everything. I’ve also changed my windows, moved my desk to a different place and added new gear… and I’m very happy with the result:

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    🎬 🎥 Trying out YouTube #shorts with: Apple won’t unleash!

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021 /shorts-apple/

    One of our strategies for promoting Nozbe indirectly is by promoting our Nozbe.Com YouTube Channel - where we post Nozbe product videos, No Office podcast episodes and shorter productivity videos. We have above 4000 subscribers there (and you should totally subscribe!). Last week we decided to try the new YouTube feature - shorts, and here’s my first short commenting on Apple’s MacBook Pro event and my essay on Apple’s reluctance to embrace #NoOffice work:

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