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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.

🏝 NoOffice

Stories from running an all-remote Nozbe team and resulting lifestyle of working from my home office or from anywhere really. Now described in detailed also in my new #NoOffice book.

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

Thursday, October 29, 2020

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

In an all-remote team, getting together every now and then in “real life” is key. Every year we try to organize a Nozbe Reunion in Spring and in Fall. This year is different. Our Spring reunion got cancelled due to covid-19 pandemic and we hoped we’d get to see each other this Fall. This didn’t happen so we decided to go ahead and we organized a virtual reunion. Here’s how it went down.

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

Friday, October 9, 2020

As I wrote more than 60% of the #NoOffice book and teased on this blog the first part of the book I decided to record a vlog on it so here it is!

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

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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

This happened today. My eldest daughter, Milena (11), is sick with chickenpox and she obviously had to stay at home. She’s downstairs as I’m working upstairs in my home office. Around 1 pm she gets bored and comes up to visit me and says this:

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🏝 📱 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

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

At Nozbe among all the apps we use to run our company, we also take advantage of Github’s implementation of Git - the version control system - because when many people work on code, things can quickly fall through the cracks if you’re not using a version control system.

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

Saturday, November 10, 2018

In this presentation that I did in front of an audience of 500+ people at InfoShare 2018 I’m talking about the “why” of #NoOffice - why we’re running a company without an office. What are the advantages and disadvantages and why I believe it’s the future of work.

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🏝 🤩 How digital nomads get stuff done - mobiconf 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

How digital nomads get stuff done - mobiconf 2018

Today I’m speaking on the Mobiconf 2018 in Krakow where I show how our Nozbe team is getting stuff done in our #NoOffice company using mobile apps. Specifically I’m using the iPad as an example of how I’m using this powerful mobile computer to lead my team from anywhere.

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🏝 Nozbe Reunion - why, where and how to organize a company retreat?

Monday, December 4, 2017

Nozbe Reunion - why, where and how to organize a company retreat?

All-company meetings in a “No Office” team - a step-by-step guide to a successful meet-up

In my „No Office” company we don’t see each other all that much in person. Yes, we have video meetings, but apart from that, everyone works from the comfort of their home office. That’s why a few years ago we started these annual, and later semi-annual all-company meetings, called “reunions”. We wanted to spend some quality time with each other in person, recharge batteries, get to know the people hidden behind their avatars… and basically connect on a different level. Now, that we did a few of these, and we’ve just had our fall “Nozbe Reunion Wrocław”, I’d like to share a few tips and tricks on how to prepare and run a successful “company reunion/retreat”. Why do we organize it? What do we do? How do we make it a success? Here’s our recipe with all the details:

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

Thursday, December 1, 2016

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

As you know, at Nozbe we don’t have a central office. We all work from our homes. When I talk about it, people look at me with disbelief and doubt. Especially when I tell them that our core team consists of more than 20 people and we also regularly work with several other companies. We do everything remotely and over the Internet. And with the use of the latest apps. Today, on December 1, 2016, I’m releasing a new book that talks all about it: “No Office Apps”:

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