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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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    🎙 No Office FM #17: Meetings are regular, optional and well-prepared

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

    Welcome to the episode #17 of my podcast about working remotely with Rafal, Nozbe’s VP of Product. This time we talk again about meetings. Yes, the dreaded, too-many, all-too-annoying, meetings.

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    😎 Why I bought the last two remaining Apple HomePods for my living room

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Why I bought the last two remaining Apple HomePods for my living room

    Apple discontinued the HomePod and was selling them “until supplies last”. Instead of getting rid of the HomePod I had in the kitchen, I did something completely different. I listened to Marco Arment praise HomePods on ATP here and then here, especially recommending a stereo pair. So I hunted down two white HomePods for my living room and hooked them up:

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    🏠 Home office for 2021 with dedicated recording corner

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Home office for 2021 with dedicated recording corner

    As I mentioned recently, I love tinkering in my home office. Just look at all my past blog posts about it. Even though I updated my home office as early as last year, the pandemic and the increasing number of podcasts like NoOfficeFM and interviews I’m doing made me tinker a little more and create a dedicated space for recording and online meetings. Here it is:

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    🏝 Remote Teamwork - The Ultimate Guide

    Monday, April 12, 2021

    Remote Teamwork - The Ultimate Guide

    Over the past few months not only have I been finishing the NoOffice book but also I was working on a special course to teach teams embrace remote work. I want every group of people on this planet to work effectively as a team even if they don’t share the same physical space. I’m starting with a webinar this Wednesday and later I’m converting this to an online course. Here’s the trailer:

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    😎 ☑️ I don’t love it!

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    I don’t love it!

    Derek Sivers in his book “Anything You Want” coined the term: Hell yes, or no!. This basically means that if a decision is not an instant, exciting yes for you, it should be a no. Turns out my 4-year old daughter, Liliana, already gets it. She applies a very similar rule: I don’t love it.

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    🎙 No Office FM #16: What’s in our backpacks?

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

    Welcome to the episode #16 of my podcast about working remotely with Rafal, Nozbe’s VP of Product. This episode is about our backpacks and how we’re ready to work from anywhere in our No Office environments. Lots of useful tips and tricks for making your home office very mobile!

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    🤩 📱 On iPad Pros podcast geeking out about using the iPad for work

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    Talking #iPadOnly with Tim. Lots of recommendations for apps and workflows that help me get stuff done on the iPad. More info ℹ️

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    🎙 No Office FM #15: Benefits of journaling & iPad dreams

    Monday, March 22, 2021

    Welcome to the episode #15 of my podcast about working remotely with Rafal, Nozbe’s VP of Product. This time we talk about my favorite habit - journaling and my favorite hardware device - my main computer - the iPad and its future. A very good episode with lots of tips from yours truly!

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    🏠 Tinkering, building, crafting… and cables in my home office

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021

    Tinkering, building, crafting… and cables in my home office

    I love tinkering. Manual crafts always attracted me. I love building lego blocks and I definitely have enjoyed changing and re-designing my home offices many times over the years. Just look at the details of my current one. And yet, I’m about to improve it even more! Here’s the photo from today with all the materials brought in to start working on it this coming Friday:

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    📝 What’s up as of March 15?

    Monday, March 15, 2021

    What’s up as of March 15?

    The Q1 of 2021 is almost done. I’m finishing off many things at once:

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