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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.

📖 Books

Books I’m reading and recommending as well as books I’m writing. Featuring the behind-the-scenes process of writng the #NoOffice book.


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

Monday, September 28, 2020

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

Last year on the GTD Summit one of the speakers was Marshall Goldsmith, the author of the book What got you here, won’t get you there! (Amazon or Audible) which I really liked. I discussed this book with Radek on The Podcast - The Art Of Feedback because one of the most memorable things Marshall wrote in this book (and said to me on the GTD Summit) is that we’re taking in feedback wrong. We have a tendency of ruining feedback. Here’s why:

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

Thursday, August 27, 2020

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

I’m writing the #NoOffice book right now and I’m more than half way through (60% done, but who’s counting?). You can read it all here for free. In my book after each chapter I’m leaving the reader with just one thought as the gist of it. One thought, one thing they can start doing now. Here are all these thoughts from the chapters in the first part of the book compiled for you to convince you to give the entire book a chance. If you want to work in a more modern way and you believe that work is not a place to go, but a thing that you do, this book might be for you:

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

Thursday, August 6, 2020

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

Thanks to my decision NOT to work on Nozbe for the entire month of August (see the recent update of my now page) I’m on a roll and just today I wrote the 10th chapter of my new book #NoOffice. Why I’m writing this book? Because I want more people to know that “Work is not a place to go to, it’s a thing that you do!” and I started with these chapters:

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

Thursday, September 5, 2019

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

I just maxed out my limit of audiobooks for this year’s Audible subscription and I still haven’t read all of the ones I purchased, but recently I decided to re-read some of the old books I already read before. Why would I do that?

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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

After I’ve initially published my video course, 10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity, I decided to self-publish a book inspired by the course. I went ahead and did that in Polish my mother tongue first, then in English for the entire world to read and now in Traditinal Chinese on Taiwan. Yes, Chinese version of my book, officially published by a major publisher on Taiwan - here’s how it happened and why I’m so psyched about it:

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

Friday, December 21, 2018

Now that my latest book is launched: “10 steps to Ultimate Productivity” inspired by my video course… and as I’ve already published the excerpt from the foreword of the book, it’s time to have a look and see what the book is like (in just 2 minutes)!

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📖 ☑️ BOOK LAUNCH - 10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Yes, it’s today that my new book, “10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity” starts pre-sale on Amazon and is being available for order. Shipping will start on January 2. It’s based on my video course by the same name but the book is a completely-rewritten content, much enhanced and written in such a way, that anyone can grab it and start creating their own productivity system in minutes… and hopefully have an amazing 2019. Here’s how to get the book:

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

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Introduction to my new book - 10 steps to Ultimate Productivity

We’re about to start pre-launch of my new book - 10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity which is based on my video course. It’s getting real! I’m very excited about this. Here’s the link to my new Amazon author page and to give you a glimpse of what the book is all about, today I’m posting here an excerpt from the “introduction” to the book:

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📖 Highlights from Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism - the disciplined pursuit of less… but better - how to become an essentialist?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Highlights from Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism - the disciplined pursuit of less… but better - how to become an essentialist?

I’ve first written about this book over two years ago as I’ve listened to it twice since then and now I’ve read it in a physical form at the beginning of this year just after I’ve interviewed the author for last issue of the Productive! Magazine. I’ve highlighted many parts of the book and decided to write them down and share them with you all. Hope you’ll add your favorite bits and pieces in the comments - and if you haven’t read the book yet, get it from Audible or Amazon or anyplace else. Enjoy my essential highlights:

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📖 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - (audio) book of the week

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - (audio) book of the week

As a reader of my blog you might have noticed that I’m a big fan of minimalism, I’ve been counting clothes for a while and I’ve been trying to keep my home office as neat and tidy as possible. Yes, I love that stuff. That’s why when my wife started raving about this new book by a Japanese author, Marie Kondo: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever I was curious on one hand but a little suspicious on the other. I mean, what else there is to know about clutter? Right? Well, it’s amazing how I got converted:

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📖 Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson - (audio) book of the week

Friday, March 24, 2017

📖 ☑️ Peak by Anders Ericsson - (audio) book of the week

Thursday, March 2, 2017

📖 🏝 E-book launch: No Office Apps - how to communicate effectively with a team using the latest apps

Thursday, December 1, 2016

📖 Books I’m excited about: Living Forward, The Coaching Habit, 5 AM Miracle and How To Be Really Productive

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

🤩 📖 The Productivity Book, featuring 30 productivity experts including me ;-)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015