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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.

🎧 The Podcast

The Podcast is a podcast I’ve been recording with Radek, Nozbe’s VP of Engineering. After more than 4 years of pretty regular weekly shows, now it’s not as regular as we’d like. Subscribe


🎧 The Podcast #210 - No Rules Rules

Sunday, February 7, 2021

The Podcast #210 - No Rules Rules

And we’re back with another episode of “The Podcast” and we’re also back with discussing a book, this time by Reid Hastings - No Rules Rules - Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention (Amazon or Audible) - and how ideas from this book inspired change in our Nozbe company.

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🎧 The Podcast #209 - Lean house

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The Podcast #209 - Lean house

We’re back recording The Podcast! after more than half a year of silence! And we geek out. Actually, Radek does as he explains how he’s managing his groceries (the same way the Japanese factories are doing lean manufacturing!). Let’s hope we’ll be recording more episodes in 2021 - please let us know if you want us back for good!

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🎧 The Podcast #208 - Smart teams work from home

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Podcast #208 - Smart teams work from home

Last week on The Podcast we discussed if the pandemic is gone and if everyone got back to working from their offices… or not really… and should we double down on what we believe - on working the “modern way”, with work-from-home option, with flexible hours, with trust vs control? Here’s our discussion:

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🎧 The Podcast #207 - Competition Gossip Corner

Friday, May 29, 2020

The Podcast #207 - Competition Gossip Corner

This week on The Podcast we are gossiping we’re talking about our favorite competition (and inspiration!), Basecamp guys pre-announcing a new version of their product for next year, and launching a new email service HEY - we’re just wondering what it’s all about…

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

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Podcast #206 - Radek’s Face Shield Factory

This week on The Podcast we discussed how my co-host turned from software engineer to “face shields” designer/manufacturer to support hospitals and other front-line workers in this pandemic. Amazing story:

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

Monday, April 6, 2020

The Podcast #205 - Chat about: kaizen & performance

Last week on The Podcast we had a discussion like no other - we tried a different format - where we just casually chat about kaizen and performance of our team…

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🎧 The Podcast #204 - Core Hours

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Podcast #204 - Core Hours

This week on The Podcast we discuss my latest invention - CORE HOURS - a concept that has helped me have a very productive start of the year… listen up as it’s really a great deal for me and can be a game-changer for you:

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🎧 The Podcast #203 - Lean at Nozbe

Saturday, March 14, 2020

The Podcast #203 - Lean at Nozbe

This week on The Podcast we discuss how we’re implementing lean ideas from the last episode of the podcast into our day-to-day work:

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

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Podcast #202 - The Machine That Changed The World

Last week on The Podcast we discussed lean manufacturing and three books related to it: “The Machine that changed the world” (Amazon, Audible) , “2-second lean” (Amazon, Audible) and “Lean thinking” (Amazon, Audible) … and why these ideas are still applicable to us:

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

Friday, February 28, 2020

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

This week on The Podcast we have an explicit episode because the books that we discuss are “bold” - and they are a great entry to modern stoicism. Why we just care about too many things that don’t matter - and what to do about it:

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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

Last week on The Podcast we celebrated the 200th episode - and to commemorate the milestone we prepared our “best of” of sorts - which episodes really impacted us, changed our lives, made us different / better? To find out, listen up!

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🎧 The Podcast #199 - Art of Feedback

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Podcast #199 - Art of Feedback

This week on The Podcast we discuss the proper way to give and receive feedback. No, it’s not as easy as it sounds:

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🎧 The Podcast #198 - 2019 in Review

Sunday, January 19, 2020

The Podcast #198 - 2019 in Review

This week on The Podcast we take on annual review again - why it’s important, how we did it, what’s there for us this year… new ideas, new concepts… the episode got a little long but believe me it’s worth your time. Check it out and after that plan your year if you haven’t already:

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🎧 The Podcast #197 - Horizontal Responsibilities

Friday, January 10, 2020

The Podcast #197 - Horizontal Responsibilities

This week on The Podcast we discuss a concept of “horizontal responsibilities” in our vertically-built company. Inspired by “Holacracy”. How to run a company more like a city than an organization? Listen up!

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🎧 The Podcast #196 - Hands Are Dirty

Friday, December 20, 2019

The Podcast #196 - Hands Are Dirty

This week on The Podcast we discuss how “getting our hands dirty” by creating physical objects or renovating home office gives us joy and helps us disconnect from our day-to-day work at Nozbe and how it helps us explore ideas we normally don’t deal with:

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🎧 🎬 The Podcast #195 - Gadgets, with love

Monday, December 9, 2019

We met again on Nozbe Reunion and recorded The Podcast live where we discussed gadgets - the ones our team has prepared for this meeting as well as the ones we recommend for traveling and much more. Watch on video or listen in audio (or both!)

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🎧 The Podcast #194 - Trendsetters

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Podcast #194 - Trendsetters

This week on The Podcast we discuss Nozbe Teams again - this time how we had to morph from just a product company to a technology company - and the struggles we had along the way. It’s a longer one but a good one. Lots of behind-the-scenes info you rarely get from tech companies.

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🎧 The Podcast #193 - Two-Product Company

Friday, November 15, 2019

The Podcast #193 - Two-Product Company

Last week on The Podcast we discussed this new situation we’re in now - when we have Nozbe Teams almost ready to launch… while still running our current Nozbe product - our way to becoming a two-product company. Have a listen:

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🎧 The Podcast #192 - Corrupted System

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

This week on The Podcast we completely went off script and instead of talking about Nozbe Teams Radek started complaining about fashion industry and it all went downhill from there… but I think you’ll gonna love it. Check it out! Watch this short teaser and listen to this episode below:

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🎧 The Podcast #191 - Summer’s Gone

Friday, October 11, 2019

We’re back! After a 3-month hiatus we’re doing a quick re-cap of all the things that happened in our lives between our The Podcast recordings and from today on we’ll be back on a regular bi-weekly schedule. Many of the things we discussed today will be full-length episodes in the future, so make sure to let me know what you want us to discuss first! Watch this short teaser and listen to this episode below:

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🎧 The Podcast #190 - Webmaster is back!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #189 - Dub dub

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #188 - Michael 4.0

Friday, May 31, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #187 - Camino

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #186 - The courage to be disliked

Friday, May 10, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #185 - Factfullness

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #184 - Digital Minimalism

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #183 - N is 4 Nozbe

Friday, April 19, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #182 - Purple Day

Thursday, April 4, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #181 - The Deadline

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #180 - Childhood bribes

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #179 - Punished by rewards

Friday, March 22, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #178 - Complaining

Monday, March 18, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #177 - Planning Together

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #176 - Salary Formula

Thursday, February 21, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #175 - 100% Buzz-Free

Sunday, February 10, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #174 - 12 years of Nozbe

Friday, February 1, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #173 - The Year of Purple

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #171 - 2018 in Review

Sunday, January 13, 2019

🎧 The Podcast #170 - Live intentionally

Saturday, December 22, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #169 - Bullshit jobs

Friday, December 14, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #168 - Get bored

Friday, December 7, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #167 - The clunky future

Saturday, December 1, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #166 - Talk about size

Saturday, November 24, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #165 - Let’s fix it!

Friday, November 16, 2018

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

Monday, November 12, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #163 - Joy of less

Friday, November 9, 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

🎧 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

🎧 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

🎧 The Podcast #153 - Attention required

Monday, July 23, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #152 - Power to the people

Thursday, July 12, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #151 - Nozbe: Automated

Thursday, July 5, 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #150 - Three years in

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #149 - Profit First

Friday, June 22, 2018

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

Friday, June 15, 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

🎧 🎬 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

🎧 🎬 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

🎧 The Podcast #136 - Traveling with apps

Tuesday, March 27, 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

🎧 The Podcast #131 - Singular focus of 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #130 - 2017 Highlights

Monday, February 26, 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

🎧 The Podcast #126 - Inbox Non-Zero

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #125 - No speed limit

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

🎧 The Podcast #124 - Making geeks smile - Xmas shopping spectacular

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #123 - So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #122 - Deep Pre-Decision

Friday, December 1, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #121 - Scanning & Planning

Friday, November 24, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #120 - Spanglish

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #119 - The Polyglots

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #118 - More Than Good Enough

Thursday, November 9, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #117 - Notch of the Future

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #116 - App of the Reunion

Friday, October 20, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #115 - Triathlons 🏊‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🏃‍♂️💨

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #114 - Panamá

Thursday, October 5, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #113 - Don’t be creepy

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #112 - The Pursuit of Essentialism

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #111 - Death to paper

Thursday, September 14, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #110 - Non-Violent Communication

Thursday, September 7, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #109 - Workflow to the rescue

Thursday, August 24, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #108 - iPad Consultations

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #107 - Simplify Everything

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #106 - Combined Twitter & Instagram moment

Thursday, July 27, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #105 - Twitter detox

Friday, July 21, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #104 - A Guide to the Good Life

Thursday, July 13, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #103 - Stoicism

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #102 - iPad Only

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #101 - WWDC 2017 - our take on it!

Friday, June 23, 2017

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #100 - Two years (celebration!) 💯

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #99 - Bring magic back

Thursday, June 1, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #98 - Stop Stealing Dreams

Thursday, May 25, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #97 - Schooling

Friday, May 19, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #96 - Working while traveling

Friday, May 12, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #95 - Living in the future

Friday, May 5, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #94 - Insanely Simple

Thursday, April 27, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #93 - Dare to try

Thursday, April 20, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #92 - Fooled by Randomness

Friday, April 14, 2017

🎧 🎬 The Podcast #91 - Best City

Friday, April 7, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #90 - Too risky

Friday, March 31, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #89 - Shutdown ritual

Thursday, March 23, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #88 - Solitude

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #87 - Sleep Smarter

Thursday, March 9, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #86 - Perfect Week

Friday, March 3, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #85 - Magic Spreadsheet

Monday, February 27, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #84 - From reading to doing

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

🎧 ✅ The Podcast #83 - 10 years of Nozbe special

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #82 - Planning 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #81 - Deliberate Practice

Friday, January 27, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #80 - Peak

Friday, January 20, 2017

🎧 The Podcast #79 - Inevitable Transition

Saturday, December 31, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #78 - Underwhelming performance

Thursday, December 22, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #77 - Ego is the enemy

Thursday, December 15, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #76 - Management by walking around

Thursday, December 8, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #75 - Under New Management

Friday, December 2, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #74 - Disrupted

Friday, November 25, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #73 - Quarterly Offsite

Friday, November 18, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #72 - Accept Your Weakness

Thursday, November 10, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #71 - Friction Management

Sunday, November 6, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #70 - People Want To Work

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #69 - Sharing

Monday, October 24, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #68 - The Inevitable

Saturday, October 15, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #67 - David and Goliath

Monday, October 10, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #66 - Guerilla Development

Thursday, October 6, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #65 - Request for comments

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #64 - Garbage collection

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #63 - Show me

Thursday, September 8, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #62 - The path to the end

Monday, September 5, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #61 - Take the blame

Thursday, August 25, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #60 - TGIF

Friday, August 19, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #59 - Abolishing hierarchies

Thursday, August 11, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #58 - Peer Mentoring

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #57 - Discomfort Routine

Thursday, July 28, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #56 - Thought Leadering

Thursday, July 21, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #55 - Ten Years From Now

Thursday, July 14, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #54 - Forget the fireplace

Thursday, July 7, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #53 - Originals

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #52 - 6 degrees of Elon Musk

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #51 - WWDC2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #50 - Four Disciplines

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #49 - Zero sum game

Thursday, June 2, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #48 - Three-point-three wave

Friday, May 27, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #47 - Quit social media

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #46 - Deep Work

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #45 - Tree of knowledge

Thursday, May 5, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #44 - Productivity Fudges

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #43 - Not that smart

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #42 - Bottom Line

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #41 - Never Grow Up

Friday, April 8, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #40 - Overcollaboration is dangerous

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #39 - Make Nozbe Great Again

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #38 - Rules of the Game

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #37 - Batch That Frog

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #36 - Weekly Rhythm Therapy

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #35 - You tried to be funny

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #34 - Wake up and smell the coffee

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #33 - Monkey brain optimization

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #32 - How To Get Fat

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #31 - Topic Selection Problem (and upcoming Nozbe 3.0)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #30 - More Research Required

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #29 - Bound To Happen

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

🎧 The Podcast #28 - Empty intellectual calories

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #27 - It’s like flossing!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #26 - Punishment for naming sins

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #25 - Vote of Confidence

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #24 - Four-version pipeline

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #23 - Crazy Times

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #22 - Marginally Useful

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #21 - Segues

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #20 - Why Complaining Is Important

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #19 - You have to fight

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #18 - Meetings don’t have to be toxic

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #17 - Tools for remote work

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #16 - I can literally touch you

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #15 - Not only for introverts

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #14 - Way too many iPads…

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #13 - Dark corners of Palo Alto and Cupertino

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #12 - Don’t sacrifice life over space projects

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #11 - The Elon Musk Show

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #10 - The Incentives Are Aligned

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #9 - I need to lower your salary

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #8 - Accidental Lego Podcast

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #7 - Too cool for an intro

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #6 - Unschedule Your Day

Friday, July 24, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #5 - That’s how you treat them?!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #4 - The content is entertaining enough

Friday, July 10, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #3 - Personal blogs will drown in here

Friday, July 3, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #2 - Two Apple Watches that don’t belong to us

Monday, June 29, 2015

🎧 The Podcast #1 - Introduction to Radek and me :-)

Thursday, June 25, 2015