Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for business owners and their 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…

🎤 Interviews

As I was publishing Productive! Magazine between 2008 and 2016, I conducted many interviews with people I truly admire. With amazing thought leaders. Below you’ll find my most favorite inteviews:

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 Interview with Greg McKeown on Essentialism - Productive! Magazine’s last interview (issue #34)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 /greg-mckeown/

I’ve been a long-time fan of the book: Essentialism - the disciplined pursuit of less. I read the book twice and I wanted to have its author, Greg McKeown, as a cover interview for the Productive! Magazine - and just we’ve decided to shut down our magazine, we managed to get him on - which gives us the best farewell ever - we’re focusing on what’s essential for us (Nozbe) and appreciate what we had and experienced with the magazine, and closing the magazine down with a double-message of essentialism:

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 Interview with Derek Sivers for the Productive! Magazine #30

Thursday, August 6, 2015 /derek-sivers/

Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education. He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks. Since 2011 he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want,” which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories.

Today, he speaks to me about:

More details in Productive! Magazine 30

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 Creating Passive Income - interview with Pat Flynn for the Productive Magazine #21

Saturday, June 28, 2014 /pat-flynn/

The latest Productive Magazine 21 is out with some truly inspiring productivity articles and an interview with Pat Flynn. Make sure to check it out! Get it for your iPhone, iPad or Android and let me know what you think! Interview with Pat Flynn - a serial entrepreneur for whom getting laid off was the best thing that ever happened to him. Only then did he found out, how to run business and earn money and be able to spend the majority of time with his family and on the stuff he likes. Watch the interview to learn Pat’s story, Pat’s strategies and methods.

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 Interview with Chris Brogan for the Productive! Magazine #19

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 /chris-brogan/

Check out the latest Productive! Magazine #19 on the iPhone, iPad or Android. This month I’m talking to Chris Brogan. Enjoy!Watch this inspiring interview I did with Chris Brogan, the publisher and CEO of Owner Magazine, author and speaker. We talk about Chris’ latest book: “The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth”, some misconceptions related to his public activity and the radical shift that is going on in Chris’ career. You will also get to know who are the Freaks and what will be the world our kids will live in when they grow up.

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 Interview with Scott Belsky - Productive! Magazine #18

Friday, March 21, 2014 /scott-belsky/

Check out The latest issue of The Productive! Magazine. This is an interview with Scott Belsky - serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, founder of Behance platform and Vice President of Creative Community at Adobe. We met at the Ice Live Conference in Finland and had a great chat on how to manage an innovative team, stay passionate about your job and keep the work-life balance. Question: What is your method for making ideas happen?

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 Brian Tracy interview - Productive!Show #63

Saturday, February 1, 2014 /brian-tracy/

I’m on the ICE Live Business Forum and had a pleasure of taking part in Brian Tracy’s training session as well as his open session and now interview him for the Productive! Magazine issue #17 (January 2014). If you want to learn what keeps Brian Tracy going, get a peak at his thought process and business success, make sure to check this interview out. It’s a little less than 20 minutes and each minute is gem-packed with amazing advice. Question: What would you ask Brian if you had a chance?

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 Interview with Marten Mickos for the Productive! Magazine #15 - Productive! Show #59

Thursday, November 21, 2013 /marten-mickos/

On the special occasion of re-launching and re-designing the Productive! Magazine - and after almost a year, publishing a new issue - #15, I interviewed Mårten Mickos, the former CEO of MySQL and the present CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. Mårten is my guru in terms of distributed team management. In 2008 he led a team of 500 people, 70% of whom worked remotely in 110 major locations in 32 countries and across 18 time zones. The video chat you are about to watch was a great inspiration to me. If you wish to learn more about Mårten’s approach to running a business and managing the biggest teleworking company in the world check out the latest (15th) issue of Producitve! Magazine. Productive! Magaznie 15

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 Interview with Michael Bungay Stanier of Box Of Crayons - Productive! Show #58

Monday, November 11, 2013 /show-58-michael-bungay-stanier/

After more than three years I re-connect with a great coach, speaker, innovation expert and the co-founder of Box of Crayons – Michael Bungay Stanier. In the interview, Michael explains what exactly is a great work and why a good work isn’t as good as one would think. We also talk about the challenges and fear related to doing a great work and… how great it is to be called Michael :) You can read my interview with Michael in the new re-launched Productive! Magazine issue Watch the video and see if you and your organization are ready for a “great work challenge”.

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 Graham Allcott interview for the Productive! Magazine #13 (Show #48)

Monday, August 13, 2012 /graham-allcott-interview-for-the-productive-magazine-13-show-48/

Graham Allcott, author of a great book “How to Be a Productivity Ninja” talks to Michael Sliwinski, editor of the Productive! Magazine and founder of Nozbe time and project management app about productivity hacks, focus, attention management and zen-like calm… they discuss ninja-tricks and tactics that will help you get more done every single day. Full interview with Graham will be available in the August 2012 issue (#13) of the free Productive! Magazne.

Question: What do you do to become a productivity ninja?

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 Productivity with Jason Womack - video interview for Productive! magazine #12

Sunday, April 22, 2012 /productivity-with-jason-womack-video-intervie/

Finally we’re getting the Productive Magazine #12 ready and this time I’m excited to present you a person I admire who’s one of the top productivity and performance experts in the world, Jason Womack - I’m privileged to have been interviewing Jason Womack of the Jason Womack Company, ex-David Allen Company Senior Trainer for GTD, fantastic productivity person and a very optimistic one at that! And a great athlete.

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 Interview with Gretchen Rubin for the Productive! Magazine #11

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 /gretchen-rubin-in-the-upcoming-productive-magazine-11/

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 Interview with Guy Kawasaki for the Productive! Magazine #2

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 /in-our-ipad-app-guy-kawasaki-in-productive-magazine-2/

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 Seth Godin interview for Productive! Magazine #10

Thursday, November 10, 2011 /seth-godin-interview-for-productive-magazine-10/

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 David Allen interview for our re-launch of Productive! Magazine #1 on the iPad

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 /david-allen-interview-for-our-re-launch-of-productive-magazine-1-on-the-ipad/

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 Jason Fried of 37signals interviewed for Productive! Magazine #8

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 /jason-fried-of-37signals-interviewed-for-productive-magazine-8/

🎤 📙 📽 🎬 Interview with Michael Hyatt for Productive Magazine 7 - Show #31

Thursday, February 10, 2011 /interview-with-michael-hyatt-for-productive-magazine-7-show-31/