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190: Webmaster is back!

The Podcast is on a summer break. Meanwhile, Michael started playing with code again and have just launched three new website projects. And we briefly discuss and update on Digital Minimalism and Michael's break from social media. Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Links: Watermelon CMS watermelonDB GitHub Ai Writer Working Copy Federico Viticci on Twitter My Markdown Writing and Collaboration Workflow, Powered by Working Copy 3.6, iCloud Drive, and...


189: Dub dub

Live from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, we discuss our fresh reactions from Apple's conference. New iPadOS, the cheese grater, Shortcuts and automation, Catalyst, and SwiftUI. Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Subscribe to our YouTube channel Links: WWDC 2019 Nozbe 4: The future of better teamwork Readdle Documents by Readdle Connected podcast #246: The Ultimate Dark Mode is a Crash (live from WWDC) Automators...


188: Michael 4.0

Having reached his 40th birthday (and we, The Podcast, our fourth), Michael shares his best bits of wisdom: Finding what you're good at, striving for longevity, knowing when to reinvent yourself, having fun, and nurturing friendships. Links: WWDC 2019 Nozbe 4 BOOK: It's all about Passion! The Podcast 123: So Good They Can’t Ignore You The Podcast 148: Don’t spend it all The Podcast 187: Camino So Good They Can't Ignore You (audible) Picks: Artificial Intelligence Podcast


186: Courage to be disliked

📚 Discussing The Courage To Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga. Giving autonomy to live their own lives, neither prasing nor rebuking, and finding happiness in being beneficial to people around us. Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Links The Courage To Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga (audible) Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn (audible) Overpowering Your Lizard Brain by Seth Godin Nozbe 3 Nozbe 4 Radex notes on the "Courage to...


185: Factfulness

The world is bad, but better. The vast majority of westerners believe the world is poorer, more violent, deadly, primitive, and awful than it actually is. This book beautifully illustrates our ignorance, updates your knowledge, and gives you tools for a fact-based worldview. Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Links: Factfulness by Hans Rosling (audible) Radek’s notes Crazy People (1990) with Daryl Hannah Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Chinese build 57-storey...


184: Digital Minimalism

Digital Minimalism - A philosophy where you focus your technology use on a small number of carefully selected and optimized activities that support your values, and happily miss out on everything else. We discuss Cal Newport's new book on this very topic. Why clutter is costly, optimization is imporatant, and intentionality is satisfying. We explore reclaiming our leisure time. BREAKING NEWS: Michael pledges to go on a 30 day digital declutter from Twitter and Instagram! Feel free to...


183: N is 4 Nozbe

Nozbe 4, our brand new app has a brand new icon (and logo). This week, we talk about what's wrong with ticks and circles, what makes a good logo, why we decided to go for it, and how it almost didn't happen. Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Subscribe to our YouTube channel Links: Nozbe 4 Logo New Nozbe stickers and coasters Nozbe 4 Logo coaster (3D model) Logos with tick (Play Store) The Courage To Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga...


182: Purple Day

What we've learned about productivity and collaboration over the years. How technology improvement allows us to get to the next level. And why starting from scratch is scary, but sometimes necessary. Links: Nozbe 4 The Podcast 181: The Deadline Nozbe 3 and business plans Digital Minimalism (audible)


181: The Deadline

Pulling back the curtain on the development process of Nozbe 4. When we started, how we progressed over time, and why we had to impose on ourselves the deadline of April 4. Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Links: Nozbe 4 Joel Spolsky REWRITE! David Heinemeier Hansson How to Deliver on Deadline The Courage to Be Disliked (audible)


180: Childhood bribes

Stories about competition, punishment, and rewards in the classroom and our childhoods. We continue discussing what we've learned from Punished by Rewards Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Links: Punished by Rewards (audible) Radek notes from Punished by Rewards


179: Punished by rewards

When we reward someone (an employee, a student, a child) for doing what we want them to do, we think we're doing the right thing, motivating them to keep doing it. In reality, incentives only have a shallow, immediate effect — and in the long term, we're killing the other person's intrinsic motivation, and making them resent us for being controlling. Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Links: Punished by Rewards (audible)


178: Complaining

The good, the bad, and the necessary of complaining and complainers. To keep improving, and to communicate efficiently in an organization (and to be grown up) is to understand that complaints are not usually toxic, negative, or a personal attack against you — but are simply feedback. To say to someone not to bring you problems, but only solutions is to guarantee you'll be oblivious to everything that's broken in a company. (But yes, some complaints are nothing more than unhelpful snark —...


177: Planning together

How to review and plan a year together. Because Annual Review is not just for you, and for your work, but for your family and relationships too. Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Links: 5 days to your best year ever Punished by Rewards (audible) The Power of Moments (audible)


176: Salary formula

We started paying our employees salaries based on a formula that applies to everyone, not based on individual negotiations. Here’s why, and how. Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Links: The Podcast 172: It doesn’t have to be crazy at work Basecamp It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work (audible) Slideshare presentation about salary formula Buffer The Podcast 76: Management by walking around


175: 100% Buzz-Free

Follow-up on our journey towards a (slightly) calmer life — with fewer distractions, push notifications, and social media. Pushing forward to find the right balance between utility and mindfulness. How to hide (but not delete) distracting apps on iOS and Android, time and open limits on Facebook and other apps, blocking websites, old school newsletters, and more. Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Links: The Podcast 168: Get bored Hacker News TGIF - Nozbe...


174: 12 years

Celebrating 12 years of profitably running Nozbe (without any outside investors), Michael recounts some of the most important milestones and most amusing anecdotes of the company’s history. That, and a sneak peak into the future of Nozbe 💜 Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Links: The history of Nozbe Nozbe 4 is coming soon! Digg Steve Jobs Introducing The iPhone At MacWorld 2007 GitHub macoscope Wunderlist Titanium Tadam app


173: The Year of Purple

Here’s a sneak peak for Michael’s and Radek’s plans for 2019 (a.k.a. the year of Purple / the year of intentionality). Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Links: Chain React: The React Native Conference - Infinite Red watermelonDB Thingiverse / Radex The Podcast 47: Quit social media The Podcast 105: Twitter detox The Podcast 106: Combined Twitter&Instagram Moment The Podcast 168: Get bored


172: It doesn’t have to be crazy at work

Always busy? Endless meetings? Can’t sleep? No time to think? Screw that. It doesn’t have to be crazy at work. It makes no sense. Exhausted, overworked, sleep-deprived people with no long stretches of uninterrupted time can’t really be productive. Busyness and effectiveness are not the same. We discuss a book from Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Links: It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work (audible) Basecamp David...


171: 2018 in Review

The biggest themes, projects, successes, and failures of 2018 in Michael’s and Radek’s lives. And COOKIES! (And rockets!) Links: The Podcast 158: Sabbatical The Podcast 137: Nomadic lifestyle The Podcast 162: Backpack Only The Podcast 96: Working while traveling Piątek, piąteczek, piątunio. W tej firmie to dzień wolny od bieżącej pracy Ironman 70.3 Gdynia watermelonDB The E-Myth Revisited (audible) Profit First (audible) Finansowy Ninja Duolingo 2018 in numbers (Radex) 2018...


170: Live intentionally

Here’s your choice to live a more intentional life. To learn from the events, plans, successes, and failures of the last year. To contemplate what makes you, you. To make plans, set goals, learn new things, and develop habits for next year. To let go. Here’s the end of the year, and our definitive guide to Annual Review. Feel free to follow us on twitter: @MSliwinski and @radexp Links: 10 steps to ultimate productivity Official page Amazon Goodreads rating The Podcast 85: Magic...