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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.

Archive of posts by Michael Sliwinski

This will be the full archive of my main blog from way back when in 2008, until all is imported from my old blog Sliwinski.com… I’m mostly active here but every now and then I also write in my mother tongue (Polish).

Archive of posts by Michael Sliwinski

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2020

December

⌨️ 🗓 My best blog posts of 2018

Thursday, December 3, 2020

🎙 No Office FM #8: Weekend Wednesday and new Nozbe Teams features

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

November

📱 📲 Gadgets for a geek like me for 2020 Christmas Holiday season

Monday, November 30, 2020

😎 What I’m thankful for this year

Thursday, November 26, 2020

📲 First impressions of the ultimate cuteness - the iPhone 12 Mini

Thursday, November 19, 2020

🎙 No Office FM #7: The Pyramid Of Communication

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

🤩 🎬 On Anything But Idle commenting on Apple Silicon M1 launch event

Friday, November 13, 2020

☑️ 🎥 Subscribe to my Team Productivity Show as an audio podcast!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

🏠 🎬 🎥 My Home Office 2020 walkthrough - Team Productivity Show #9

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

📱 📲 😎 Psst… don’t tell YouTube that I created a page to watch videos without being tracked 🤫

Thursday, November 5, 2020

📝 What’s up as of November 2?

Monday, November 2, 2020

October

🎙 No Office FM #6: How virtual Nozbe Reunion happened

Friday, October 30, 2020

🌎 🏝 Here’s how we organized a virtual team reunion in pandemic times

Thursday, October 29, 2020

🎙 No Office FM #5: How to deal with emails?

Friday, October 23, 2020

✅ ☑️ 🎬 Live demo walkthrough of Nozbe Teams - how to do GTD in teams?

Thursday, October 22, 2020

🤩 🎬 On “Anything But Idle” commenting on Apple Special Event (iPhone 12 launch)

Friday, October 16, 2020

📱 How to download video and audio from YouTube using youtube-dl on the iPad

Thursday, October 15, 2020

🏝 🎥 No Office Book Teaser - Team Productivity Show #8

Friday, October 9, 2020

⌨️ 🗓 My best blog posts of 2019

Thursday, October 8, 2020

😎 COVID-19 - what to do about that Coronavirus?

Monday, October 5, 2020

😎 How my uncle taught me which ice cream or dish to choose from a menu of options?

Thursday, October 1, 2020

September

🎬 💻 Achieve team success by working differently

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

🎙 No Office FM #3: Dogfooding

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

📖 😎 Just say “thank you”… because when you said “but”, you basically blew it!

Monday, September 28, 2020

💼 ✅ 17 commandments of work - my VISION for Nozbe team and Nozbe Teams product.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

📝 What I’m doing as of September 14

Monday, September 14, 2020

🏠 I hope my home office for 2020 will inspire you to set up your workspace!

Friday, September 11, 2020

🎙 No Office FM: The Power of Small Teams

Friday, September 4, 2020

⌚️ 😎 More than a year on the move or how Apple Watch rings help me stay in shape

Thursday, September 3, 2020

August

🎬 🎥 A vision for the company and a product - Team Productivity Show 7

Monday, August 31, 2020

📖 🏝 Teaser 1 of #NoOffice book - how you’re using your office wrong!

Thursday, August 27, 2020

🎙 No Office FM: Why there’s #NoOffice?

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

📱 A decade with an iPad - what a delightful computer!

Thursday, August 20, 2020

😎 When in doubt, just do the next right thing!

Thursday, August 13, 2020

🎬 🎥 Why, How and When of the #NoOffice book - Team Productivity Show 6

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

📖 🏝 Check out first 10 chapters of #NoOffice book and tell me WDYT

Thursday, August 6, 2020

📝 What I'm doing as of August 1

Saturday, August 1, 2020

July

☑️ Once a week to create a long-lasting habit

Thursday, July 30, 2020

✅ 🎬 Nozbe Teams launches today on Product Hunt!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

⌨️ Small/big font and the magic of Sass and CSS on my blog

Sunday, July 26, 2020

📝 What I'm doing as of July 25

Saturday, July 25, 2020

⌨️ My new site Michael.team launches today!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

June

🎥 🎬 Task-based communication - Team Productivity show 5

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

📝 What I'm doing as of June 26

Friday, June 26, 2020

🎧 The Podcast #208 - Smart teams work from home

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

🤩 On ProductivityCast about Nozbe Teams

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

💻 🎬 How Small Teams Can Do Great Things by Ditching Email & Meetings

Sunday, June 7, 2020

May

🎧 The Podcast #207 - Competition Gossip Corner

Friday, May 29, 2020

😎 41 - may you live in interesting times…

Monday, May 25, 2020

🎬 🎥 AMA - Ask Me Anything for 40th birthday - Team Productivity Show BONUS

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

😎 Getting Beard Done by shaving once a week, with a system!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

April

📱 Backlit keyboard and more joys of using the Magic Keyboard - an accessory that makes the iPad Pro true to itself

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

🎬 📱 🎥 Magic Keyboard review - Team Productivity Show 4

Monday, April 20, 2020

🏠 I’ve seen the future of a modern office workplace and it is 💩

Sunday, April 19, 2020

🎧 The Podcast #206 - Radek’s Face Shield Factory

Saturday, April 18, 2020

😎 10 design principles by Dieter Rams

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

📱 The #iPadOnly book is an oldie but a goodie… and is free for you to read online!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

🎧 The Podcast #205 - Chat about: kaizen & performance

Monday, April 6, 2020

March

🎧 The Podcast #204 - Core Hours

Friday, March 27, 2020

📱 How to correctly use a computer - the new iPad Pro with the new keyboard

Thursday, March 19, 2020

🎧 The Podcast #203 - Lean at Nozbe

Saturday, March 14, 2020

🎧 The Podcast #202 - The Machine That Changed The World

Friday, March 13, 2020

🎥 🎬 Special policy for Nozbe team as the COVID-19 takes over the world

Friday, March 13, 2020

🎬 🎥 Nozbe is a 2-product company - Team Productivity Show 2

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

February

🎧 The Podcast #201 - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k

Friday, February 28, 2020

💼 RIP Wunderlist - an app that changed the course of Nozbe for the better

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

🎬 🎥 Launching Michael’s Team Productivity vlog/podcast with 13 stories celebrating 13 years of Nozbe

Monday, February 24, 2020

🎧 The Podcast #200 - Best of The Podcast 🍾💯💯

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

January

🎧 The Podcast #199 - Art of Feedback

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

😎 RIP - Clay Innovation and Kobe Elevation - thank you for your inspiration!

Monday, January 27, 2020

🏠 📱 What’s on my desk? Here’s my re-designed stand up desk for 2020.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

🎧 The Podcast #198 - 2019 in Review

Sunday, January 19, 2020

☑️ My new journaling routine for 2020 using Shortcuts on iPad or iPhone

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

😎 11 years and counting - how my daughter is growing and I simply can’t believe it…

Monday, January 13, 2020

🎧 The Podcast #197 - Horizontal Responsibilities

Friday, January 10, 2020

🏝 📱 A child to a remotely-working dad: you’re just writing random stuff!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

☑️ 🗓 2019 review - a transition year…

Sunday, January 5, 2020

☑️ 👨🏼‍💻 I challenge you to simplify your life in 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

2019

December 2019

😎 LEGO - how I’m unleashing a child within me by building a new lego set every year (just for me!)

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

⌚️ Apple Watch series 5 review - the always-on screen is a huge deal!

Monday, December 23, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #196 - Hands Are Dirty

Friday, December 20, 2019

📱 My good old iPad 3 retina - the 2012 tablet that made me go #iPadOnly - is now on my wall and it works great!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

💼 Apple used to stand for something. Now they stand for nothing. Where’s Steve Jobs when we need him?

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

😎 When are you planning to retire? I don’t think I ever will!

Friday, December 13, 2019

🏠 My Home Office 2020 - Stage 1 - prototyping new ideas

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #195 - Gadgets, with love

Monday, December 9, 2019

November 2019

🎧 The Podcast #194 - Trendsetters

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #193 - Two-Product Company

Friday, November 15, 2019

October 2019

🎧 The Podcast #192 - Corrupted System

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

📲 Effortless photography. Why taking pictures with a modern smartphone feels like cheating.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #191 - Summer’s Gone

Friday, October 11, 2019

☑️ Pre-deciding is the key to success.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

⌚️ 🎾 Competing in an olympic-distance triathlon with an Apple Watch Series 4

Friday, October 4, 2019

😎 🎾 My 11th Olympic-distance triathlon - why I keep loving these 3 sports and why I keep sucking at them?

Thursday, October 3, 2019

September 2019

🤩 ☑️ Productivity technology and more at the Productivity Summit 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

😎 Kidnapped and tweeting… something that’s just NOT true to you

Friday, September 27, 2019

🤩 Talking entrepreneurship on Project Kazimierz podcast

Thursday, September 26, 2019

🤩 Pyramid of Communication featured on Business Systems Summit

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

📖 ☑️ Why reading the same book again (or several times in life) is OK

Thursday, September 5, 2019

😎 It’s been 80 years since the start of the World War 2… and we still can’t appreciate the peace enough!

Monday, September 2, 2019

August 2019

😎 I’m too old for this, right? Wrong!

Friday, August 30, 2019

☑️ 📲 My new smartphone - iPhone SE - why I’m voluntarily switching to the slowest smartphone possible.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

☑️ Emailing like texting - how to get back to inbox zero and make every email a GTD “2-minute rule”

Monday, August 26, 2019

💼 Nozbe will not take any outside investment… nor will we build an office…

Friday, August 23, 2019

😎 Jesus was right. Love is all you need to answer what’s right or wrong!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

☑️ 😎 Focusing on the WHEN and not the HOW…

Thursday, August 15, 2019

📱 MKBHD goes iPadOnly and I really like his way of using the iPad!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

🎾 Undertrained

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

☑️ 🎾 No Ironman - how I blew my dream because I was… late

Sunday, August 11, 2019

July 2019

💼 Emotions in business are too often getting in the way of rational thinking… so keep giving yourself time to cool off… and read between the lines!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #190 - Webmaster is back!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

💼 How to get rid of Zoom server from your Mac and why we need a non-SV video conferencing alternative

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #189 - Dub dub

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

June 2019

☑️ After 10 years, GTD Summit is back!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

💼 MindBlower - un-official Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference symbol I’m giving away for free at the event

Monday, June 3, 2019

May 2019

🎧 The Podcast #188 - Michael 4.0

Friday, May 31, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #187 - Camino

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

😎 Michael 4.0 - redesigned and happier than ever

Monday, May 20, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #186 - The courage to be disliked

Friday, May 10, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #185 - Factfullness

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

April 2019

🎧 The Podcast #184 - Digital Minimalism

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #183 - N is 4 Nozbe

Friday, April 19, 2019

☑️ Challenge: social media sabbatical for a month

Thursday, April 18, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #182 - Purple Day

Thursday, April 4, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #181 - The Deadline

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

March 2019

🎧 The Podcast #180 - Childhood bribes

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #179 - Punished by rewards

Friday, March 22, 2019

📖 ☑️ 10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity book now available in Traditional Chinese!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #178 - Complaining

Monday, March 18, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #177 - Planning Together

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

🗯 👨🏼‍💻 Digital Minimalism part 1 - fighting the compulsive iPhone checking - iMagazine column 19/03

Friday, March 1, 2019

February 2019

🎧 The Podcast #176 - Salary Formula

Thursday, February 21, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #175 - 100% Buzz-Free

Sunday, February 10, 2019

☑️ 📱 How intermittent journaling and some smart Siri shortcuts help me enjoy more intentional and productive days

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

☑️ 💼 How I learned JavaScript by studying source code of Basecamp… and how I keep learning programming by studying code written by others…

Monday, February 4, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #174 - 12 years of Nozbe

Friday, February 1, 2019

January 2019

🎧 The Podcast #173 - The Year of Purple

Thursday, January 24, 2019

🎾 Why suck at three sports, if I can suck at four? Or how I’m loving my tennis game and why you should start practicing a new sport this year, too!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

😎 💼 Nobody’s perfect from the beginning

Monday, January 21, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #172 - It doesn’t have to be crazy at work

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

😎 How tolerance of hate and extremism leads to the lowest point in the modern history of Poland

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #171 - 2018 in Review

Sunday, January 13, 2019

☑️ 🗓 2018 review - an ongoing personal and business development

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

💼 ✅ Having Nozbe featured as “App of the day” on the Apple App Store is great!

Friday, January 4, 2019

☑️ ⌨️ Why “lessons learned” is better than just “lessons” - or how I edit my writing…

Thursday, January 3, 2019

😎 What I’ve learned from my IG #2018bestnine photos

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2018

December 2018

☑️ 😎 Time to start your annual review!

Friday, December 28, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #170 - Live intentionally

Saturday, December 22, 2018

🎬 📖 10 steps to Ultimate Productivity book walkthrough in just 2 minutes!

Friday, December 21, 2018

😎 Two organizations that do a great job of helping those in need

Thursday, December 20, 2018

☑️ 🗯 Essentialism is easier when you’re forced to choose what’s really important

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #169 - Bullshit jobs

Friday, December 14, 2018

📖 ☑️ BOOK LAUNCH - 10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity

Thursday, December 13, 2018

🏝 📱 Why in any company you should be using version control for anything - how we use Github not only for code, but also for writing!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

💼 Stock market doesn’t make any sense to me as Microsoft is more valuable than Apple…

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

⌚️ 5 things I love about the Apple Watch series 4 after just a day of using it!

Monday, December 10, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #168 - Get bored

Friday, December 7, 2018

☑️ 📖 Introduction to my new book - 10 steps to Ultimate Productivity

Thursday, December 6, 2018

😎 🎾 So in the end I want to become an Ironman…

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

🎬 ☑️ Blast from the past - the “10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity” Video Course back from 2013 ahead of my book launch!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

😎 How I’m keeping my coffee ☕️ warm using the Ember mug

Monday, December 3, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #167 - The clunky future

Saturday, December 1, 2018

November 2018

🤩 TV appearance! Nozbe’s TGIF - Thank Goodness It’s Friday on Polish national television - how to work smarter?

Friday, November 30, 2018

💼 Why I find joy in programming even though I don’t get to code much these days

Thursday, November 29, 2018

☑️ 💼 Would you pay 20 cents per day for increased productivity?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #166 - Talk about size

Saturday, November 24, 2018

🎬 😎 I’m thankful for Robert Kubica being back as racing driver for Formula 1

Thursday, November 22, 2018

😎 15 years ago I stopped being friends with her… only to become her best friend ever as her husband

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

☑️ How HomePod turned me into a Siri enthusiast - I finally use voice to get stuff done!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

☑️ 🗯 Why we need deadlines

Monday, November 19, 2018

🎬 🤩 Which mobile apps we use to run our Nozbe company? - video of my presentation at Mobiconf 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #165 - Let’s fix it!

Friday, November 16, 2018

🎬 📱 Video review - why I’m calling the 11” iPad Pro a “retro iPad”?

Thursday, November 15, 2018

📱 How my younger self convinced me to go with the smaller 11” iPad Pro

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

📱 📲 Quirks and issues when migrating to a new iOS device (case of iPad Pro 11” & iPhone XS)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #164 - Why we do what we do

Monday, November 12, 2018

😎 💯 100 Years of Polish Independence 🇵🇱

Sunday, November 11, 2018

🎬 🏝 🤩 Why “No Office”? Why I’m running an all-remote company? - my presentation at Infoshare 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #163 - Joy of less

Friday, November 9, 2018

☑️ New habits before the year ends

Thursday, November 8, 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #162 - Backpack Only

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #161 - Talk to them!

Monday, November 5, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #160 - Building with hammers

Friday, November 2, 2018

October 2018

🎧 The Podcast #159 - Home Automation

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #158 - Sabbatical

Monday, October 29, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #157 - Watermelon 🍉

Friday, October 26, 2018

🏝 🤩 How digital nomads get stuff done - mobiconf 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

September 2018

💻 How to find more focus at work

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #156 - Sport hacks

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #155 - Spreading the word

Monday, September 10, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #154 - Inevitable Convergence

Friday, September 7, 2018

July 2018

💼 Fake exhaust pipes in cars… or how brands undermine their stories…

Friday, July 27, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #153 - Attention required

Monday, July 23, 2018

🎬 ☑️ How to do a Weekly Review explained in 3 minutes (video)

Friday, July 20, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #152 - Power to the people

Thursday, July 12, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #151 - Nozbe: Automated

Thursday, July 5, 2018

🎾 Polish football - no heart, no passion… and a big disappointment

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #150 - Three years in

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

June 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #149 - Profit First

Friday, June 22, 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #148 - Don’t spend it all

Friday, June 15, 2018

🎾 😎 Golden State Warriors - how to keep eye on the prize and lead an unselfish team

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #147 - Shackles, please!

Friday, June 8, 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #146 - Magic of Tidying Up

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #145 - Don’t say that!

Friday, June 1, 2018

May 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #144 - Staring at a blank canvas

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #143 - How to spend money

Thursday, May 10, 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #142 - Aliens among us

Thursday, May 3, 2018

April 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #141 - Nozbe at Nozbe

Thursday, April 26, 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #140 - Raising the bar

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #139 - First tasks first

Thursday, April 19, 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #138 - Leap of faith

Monday, April 16, 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #137 - Nomadic lifestyle

Friday, April 13, 2018

March 2018

🎧 The Podcast #136 - Traveling with apps

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

💻 A Checklist for the Most Productive Spring Cleaning

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #135 - Swiss army apps

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #134 - Nozbe for you

Thursday, March 8, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #133 - Better Than Before

Monday, March 5, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #132 - Reusable Rocketry

Friday, March 2, 2018

February 2018

🎧 The Podcast #131 - Singular focus of 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #130 - 2017 Highlights

Monday, February 26, 2018

☑️ 🗓 2017 review: a learning curve!

Friday, February 2, 2018

📱 ☑️ Workflows that build regular habits and help me get stuff done quicker

Thursday, February 1, 2018

January 2018

🎧 The Podcast #129 - Letting go

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #128 - Values

Friday, January 19, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #127 - Burst projects vs keystone habits

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

💻 New Year’s Resolutions - How to plan your best year ever

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #126 - Inbox Non-Zero

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

👨🏼‍💻 📲 How I fell in love with the iPhone X – my review from a productivity guy’s perspective

Monday, January 8, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #125 - No speed limit

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2017

November 2017

🎬 💻 Perfect Weekly Review - Friday Revolution Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

September 2017

🎬 💻 Back to Work - How to get your projects done by the end of the year?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

August 2017

🎬 💻 Webinar - AMA - Ask Michael Anything

Thursday, August 3, 2017

June 2017

🎬 💻 Effective planning tips for work and holidays

Thursday, June 22, 2017

May 2017

🎬 💻 Maximize TEAM productivity in 10 steps

Thursday, May 18, 2017

April 2017

🎬 💻 10 Practical Tips to Ultimate Productivity

Thursday, April 6, 2017

February 2017

🎬 💻 Our Productivity Evolution in the last 10 years of Nozbe

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

January 2017

🎬 💻 How to Get New Year’s Resolutions Done?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

2016

September 2016

🎬 💻 No Office Apps - how to work effectively in an all-remote team using moder

Thursday, September 29, 2016

August 2016

🎬 💻 Webinar - AMA - Ask Me Anything

Thursday, August 11, 2016

June 2016

🎬 💻 How to communicate through tasks and stop using email to get projects done

Thursday, June 30, 2016

May 2016

🎬 💻 How to get control of your tasks, project, goals and life in 10 steps

Wednesday, May 11, 2016