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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. More…

📖 Books

Books I’m reading and recommending as well as books I’m writing. Featuring behind-the-scenes of the #NoOffice book creation process. Get my past books: It’s All About Passion! and NoOffice Apps when you subscribe to my newsletter.


📖 The Power of Regret by Daniel Pink - (audio)book of the week

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 /regret/

It’s time to revive the book corner on my blog and post notes from the books I’m reading currently. Even though I have been reading around 30 books per year on average, I stopped updating the list and posting my notes. It’s time to get back to it. I regret not doing that for the past many years of this blog so this is my redemptive action - I’m starting with my review of the Power of Regret by Daniel Pink:

The Power of Regret by Daniel Pink - (audio)book of the week

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📖 🏝 Teaser #2 of the #NoOffice book - what if there’s no office at all?

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 /nooffice2/

Yes! Yes! Yes!… Yesterday I finished writing the #NoOffice book. It’s still a rough draft, because the final chapters need more editing and I want to review the book completely before the launch date this September. However, you can read it all online today for free as the book is completely published as an open source project and licensed under Creative Commons license. I’ve already presented part 1 of the book on this blog, and also talked about it on my show so it’s time for Part 2 of #NoOffice book:

Teaser #2 of the #NoOffice book - what if there’s no office at all?

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

Monday, September 28, 2020 /thankyou/

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:

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

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

Thursday, August 27, 2020 /nooffice1/

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:

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

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

Thursday, August 6, 2020 /10chapters/

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:

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

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

Thursday, September 5, 2019 /again/

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?

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

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 /10stepstw/

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:

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

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

Friday, December 21, 2018 /10stepsvideo/

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 /10stepsbook/

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 /10intro/

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:

Introduction to my new book - 10 steps to Ultimate Productivity

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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 /essentialist/

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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 /kondo/

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

Friday, March 24, 2017 /sleep/

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017 /peak/

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

Thursday, December 1, 2016 /noofficeappsbook/

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

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 /2016books/

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

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 /productivity-book/

📖 Essentialism - The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown - (audio) book of the week

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 /essentialism/

📖 🏝 I’m writing my new book “#NoOffice” because work is not a place to go, it’s a thing you do

Friday, July 17, 2015 /noofficebook/

📖 Anything You Want by Derek Sivers - book of the week

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 /anything-you-want/

📖 Born To Run by Christopher McDougall - (audio) book of the week

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 /book-born-to-run/

📖 People who contributed to my free book: “It’s all about Passion” - some really inspiring quotes

Thursday, May 22, 2014 /passionbook-quotes/

📖 🎂 Today I turn 35. I’ve got a gift for you. My new book: “It’s all about Passion”

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 /its-all-about-passion/

📖 Why We Get Fat? by Gary Taubes - (audio) book of the week

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 /book-why-fat/

📖 Online Business Productivity - book of the week by Timo Kiander

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 /book-timo/

📖 Book of the week - Remote by 37signals

Thursday, November 14, 2013 /book-remote/

📱 📖 ✏️ You don’t need permission to change the world: how I co-authored, self-published and best-seller’ed my first book

Thursday, August 8, 2013 /author/

📱 📖 How I wrote the #iPadOnly book with Augusto Pinaud

Friday, June 21, 2013 /ipadonlybook/

📖 The Start-Up of You by Reid Hoffmann - (audio)book of the week

Friday, May 3, 2013 /book-startup-of-you/

📖 Decisive by Chip and Dan Heath - (audio)book of the week

Thursday, April 18, 2013 /decisive/

📖 Writer’s books - Bird by Bird (Anne Larnott) and On Writing Well (William Zinsser) - (audio)books of the week

Thursday, April 4, 2013 /books-bird-by-bird-on-writing-well/

📖 Icarus Deception by Seth Godin - (audio)book of the week

Thursday, March 28, 2013 /book-icarus/

📖 The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande - (audio)book of the week

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 /checklist-manifesto/

📖 The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg - (audio)book of the week

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 /power-of-habit/

📖 🍎 Insanely Simple by Ken Segall - audio book of the week

Thursday, June 21, 2012 /insanely-simple-by-ken-segall-audio-book-of-t/

📖 Start with Why by Simon Sinek - audio book of the week

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 /start-with-why-by-simon-sinek-audio-book-of-t/

📖 The Now Habit by Neil Fiore - overcoming procrastination - audiobook of the week

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 /the-now-habit-by-neil-fiore-overcoming-procra/

📖 The Power of the Positive No by William Ury - book of the week

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 /the-power-of-the-positive-no-by-william-ury-b/

📖 The 10 Top Distinctions between Millionaires and the Middle Class by Keith Cameron Smith - book of the week

Friday, December 9, 2011 /the-10-top-distinctions-between-millionaires/

📖 🍎 Thoughts & Quotes from Steve Jobs Biography by Isaacson

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 /thoughts-quotes-from-steve-jobs-biography-by/

📖 Blink by Malcolm Gladwell - audiobook of the week

Friday, September 9, 2011 /blink-by-malcolm-gladwell-audiobook-of-the-we/

📖 Do the Work by Steven Pressfield - book of the week

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 /do-the-work-by-steven-pressfield-book-of-the/

📖 The Modern Meeting Standard - book of the week

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 /the-modern-meeting-standard-book-of-the-week/

📖 Sol Stein on Writing - audiobook of the week

Friday, August 5, 2011 /sol-stein-on-writing-audiobook-of-the-week/

📖 🍎 The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation - Audiobook of the week

Thursday, July 14, 2011 /the-steve-jobs-way-ileadership-for-a-new-gene/

📖 Outliers - the story of success by Malcolm Gladwell - Audiobook of the week

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 /outliers-the-story-of-success-by-malcolm-glad/

😎 📖 Recording Voice memos while Reading Audiobooks

Monday, February 28, 2011 /recording-voice-memos-while-reading-audiobook/

📖 Making Ideas Happen - Audiobook of the week

Thursday, January 13, 2011 /making-ideas-happen-audiobook-of-the-week/

📖 Fascinate by Sally Hogshead - audiobook of the week

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 /fascinate-by-sally-hogshead-audiobook-of-the/

📖 The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick - audiobook of the week

Thursday, November 25, 2010 /the-facebook-effect-by-david-kirkpatrick-audi/

📖 Eat that frog! Brian Tracy’s take on procrastination - audiobook of the week

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 /eat-that-frog-brian-tracys-take-on-procrastin/

📖 The Little Big Things by Tom Peters - Audiobook of the week

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 /the-little-big-things-by-tom-peters-audiobook/

📖 ☑️ Reading audiobooks and absorbing content

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 /reading-audiobooks-and-absorbing-content/

📖 Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh - audiobook of the week

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 /delivering-happiness-by-tony-hsieh-audiobook/

📖 Audiobook of the week: Zig Ziglar’s Better than Good

Thursday, June 3, 2010 /audiobook-of-the-week-zig-ziglars-better-than/

📖 Audiobook of the week: Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath

Thursday, May 27, 2010 /audiobook-of-the-week-made-to-stick-by-chip-a/

📖 Book of the Week: The Knack - your ultimate entrepreneurship bible

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 /book-of-the-week-the-knack-your-ultimate-entr/

☹️ 📖 💼 Digital content - people don’t want to steal. Unless you want them to.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 /digital-content-people-dont-want-to-steal-unl/

📖 Book review: SWITCH by Heath brothers - a positive way to change

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 /book-review-switch-by-heath-brothers-a-positi/

🎾 📖 📽 🎬 “Reading” Audiobooks while doing sports - Productive! Show

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 /reading-audiobooks-while-skiing/

📖 Review of 37signals’ cookbook called REWORK - getting business done

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 /review-of-37signals-cookbook-called-rework-ge/

📲 📖 Power of e-readers and audiobooks - productivity for the impatient

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 /power-of-e-readers-and-audiobooks-productivit/

📖 Tribal Leadership - how to convert organizations into tribes that change the world

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 /tribal-leadership-how-to-convert-organization/

📖 Making it All Work - grab your new book by David Allen!

Monday, December 29, 2008 /making-it-all-work-grab-your-new-book-by-david-allen/