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Work, life and technology from the #NoOffice company perspective. Michael and Rafal talk about building products and a team in 100% remotely environment since 2007. Hosts: Michael Sliwinski (CEO Nozbe) and Rafał Sobolewski (VP Product).
 
The NBN Entrepreneurship and Leadership channel podcast focusses on entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation, interviewing entrepreneurial people, leaders and others about their journey, motivations, lessons learned and advice for others. Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership
 
Have you ever wondered what's inside of that app you use everyday? Curious how did the app you can't live without built that feature? This channel provides a unique peek behind the scenes of iOS (and not only) apps so you can get inspired by the ideas, learn about constrained and grow as an engineer. Your constructive feedback is greatly appreciated.
 
My name is Michael Sliwinski and I'm the founder of Nozbe - one of the leading productivity applications on the Internet. Every day, thousands upon thousands of busy professionals and teams are getting things done using Nozbe's web application as well as our native apps for the Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Android.I'm also the editor of the Productive! Magazine - a completely free PDF and iPad magazine. In each issue I get a chance to interview some real overachievers and many people wiser ...
 
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When Ukrainian-born Denys Zhadanov went to London to study at the age of 19, he had no idea that a year later he would be launching one of the world’s most successful developers of productivity apps for Apple devices. Nor did he know that, working from his rented flat and with no outside funding, in a few years Forbes would recognize him as one of …
 
When Andrew Smart co-founded Slator, he banked on a major paradigm shift—and an industry-first—from the very beginning. His hunch more than paid off. Slator is a business news, research, and advisory service for the language services and technology industry. Unlike most business segments, however, providers of translation, localization and globaliz…
 
Austen Mulinder had a highly successful corporate career, holding several leadership positions at some of the world’s most respected companies. But as soon as his youngest went to college, Austen decided the time was right to take the leap and pursue his lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur Not many people would have thought the same way in h…
 
Brand strategist. CEO. Chairperson. Entrepreneur. Marketing guru. Author. Early in her career, Rita Clifton didn’t think she had what it takes to be a CEO, an entrepreneur, a best-selling author, or any other leadership roles she has played throughout her career. But from her very first days working for the advertising giant, Saatchi & Saatchi, to …
 
Sophie Adelman is the co-founder of Multiverse and The Garden, two companies that are innovating the way people learn and enhance their personal skills. Multiverse offers professional apprenticeships as an alternative to traditional college approaches, and The Garden is launching a platform for building and educating a diverse community of people w…
 
⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode: 📆 Changes to our podcast recording frequency 🏡 Does NoOffice approach means only working from home? 👋 How to beat the weekly review-related procrastination 👉 Ideas and tips for changing work environment 🎙 Subscribe to our show and learn more about running a remote software company 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🔵 G…
 
⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode: What are the benefits of doing regular weekly reviews What issues people usually have with weekly reviews and how to cope with them How to run the easiest and the best weekly review 🎙 Subscribe to our show and learn more about running a remote software company 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🔵 Google Podcasts 🟢 Spot…
 
⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode: ✍️ What are the benefits of writing stuff down 💻 What tools you can use to have everything written up 💰 How you can get and give away $15 just like that 😀 🎙 Subscribe to our show and learn more about running a remote software company 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🔵 Google Podcasts 🟢 Spotify 🟡 RSS 🟠 Overcast 🔴 Pock…
 
💪🏼 What companies should do to make hybrid work… work: Allow employees to choose when they work from home and when they come to the office Allow flexible working hours - so that people can skip the rush hours Make sure meetings are virtual only - all of them - so that no-one is disadvantaged Go for asynchronous communication and ensure the material…
 
This podcast was first published in 2017. Michael Sliwinski is a productivity guy - he’s the founder and CEO of Nozbe - a project management and collaboration tool for busy professionals and their teams. Nozbe is a web-based tool with apps for all the major platforms. Michael is also a speaker, author of best-selling books, a podcaster and a blogge…
 
⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode: 🇺🇦 Why many Russians believe Russia is right now saving Ukraine 🫂 How the Nozbe company is trying to support Ukraine 💪 How remote work lets push projects forward despite the tragic situation and emotional exhaustion 🌈 What are MIGHTY FRIDAYS/ 4-day workweek in Nozbe 💪 How was the Mighty Friday policy …
 
⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode: Why Radek's work is focused on performance? How lean manufacturing can be implemented in software development? How spending less time on building features allows us to ship more features? What is Horizon Expanding Month? What is Radek's favorite feature in Nozbe? 🎙 Subscribe to our show and learn more…
 
This podcast was first published in 2015. Since then our guest has founded Growthx, Lightjump Capital and SVG Partners. Will Bunker talked to Richard Lucas and Sam Cook. Will was the founder of One-and-Only.com (currently owned by Match.com). He is a successful entrepreneur and investor. Richard and Will chat about their philosophies around investi…
 
This podcast was first published in 2016. Kimon went from selling T-shirts door to door to running a global translation services company, and (after this podcast was recorded) handing over the leadership to Veronique Ozkaya. Meet Kimon Fountoukidis, former CEO/Founder of the Argos Multilingual and PMR. Kimon moved to Poland 30 years ago. He became …
 
⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode: What we learned after 15 years of running #NoOffice company Backstage of launching new Nozbe Why Rafal is selling his car Michael's plans for 2022 🎙 Subscribe to our show and learn more about running a remote software company 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🔵 Google Podcasts 🟢 Spotify 🟡 RSS 🟠 Overcast 🔴 Pocket Cast …
 
This podcast was first published in 2018. Since then our guest Patrick Ney has become involved in a parenting startup “All about Parenting”, delivered a TEDxKazimierz talk which has been viewed more than 335,000 times, and is a regular host on PAP owned “The First News” channel. Patrick Ney is a British-born filmmaker and writer living in Poland. H…
 
Asaf Navot is the founder of Home Made in London, a fast growing residential property service which is both cheaper and better than existing services. Prior to founding his startup Asaf did an MBA at Insead, was a consultant with Bain Private Equity Group and Wilson Perumal, and served in the Israeli Armed Services. Asaf's Linkedin Home Made websit…
 
⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode: Why Rafal and Michael have been really tired lately Why remote meetings don't work and how to change it How to design your office to make it foolproof New iPad Mini review by Rafal 🎙 Subscribe to our show and learn more about running a remote software company 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🔵 Google Podcasts 🟢 Spoti…
 
Michał Borkowski is the co-founder of Brainly. This Project Kazimierz interview with Michał was recorded back in 2016. Since then, Brainly has gone from strength to strength. Michal explains the importance of building, growing, and nurturing a community. Richard and Michał break down the competition within the networking platforms. Sam and Michal l…
 
This interview was recorded and first published in early 2020 when the NBN had about a million downloads a month. Since then the downloads have increased more than four-fold to just below 5 million monthly downloads at the end of 2021 and the number of hosts has increased greatly as well. On the New Books Network authors to talk about their books w…
 
⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode: Why Michael's enjoys catching up after 3 weeks holidays What is one downside of MacBook Pro 14-inch Tips and tricks from Rafal's Home Office setup 🎙 Subscribe to our show and learn more about running a remote software company 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🔵 Google Podcasts 🟢 Spotify 🟡 RSS 🟠 Overcast 🔴 Pocket Cast …
 
Matt Clifford is the co-founder of Entrepreneur First. One of the most successful British accelerators, specialising in supporting the most talented engineers they can find to build companies from scratch. Their programmes are in London, Singapore, Toronto, Bangalore, Paris and Berlin. EF aims to give those who get in the best possible chance to bu…
 
Jethro Binns was rated 84th in the world squash rankings. A terrible accident on court cut his career short, later he founded Squashskills, which is now the world's leading online squash training resource. Jethro's Twitter Jethro's squash ranking More about Jethro Binns on his business webiste Just Jack Just Jack Music Drive by Dan Pink About your …
 
Gill has been s a volunteer librarian at Claremont Primary School in Cape Town South Africa since 2010. Through her initiative she has been able to give several hundred children aged 6-14 from largely disadvantaged backgrounds access to books and advice about reading. She believes that this has been life changing for a significant number of her rea…
 
⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode: Importance of good weekly schedule How setting an appetite helps us delivering stuff Magic of being an owner of the topic 🎙 Subscribe to our show and learn more about running a remote software company 🟣 Apple Podcasts 🔵 Google Podcasts 🟢 Spotify 🟡 RSS 🟠 Overcast 🔴 Pocket Cast 🙋‍ Meet the Hosts Michael…
 
Using “community” as a tool to strengthen and enhance the value a company or organisation delivers to its stakeholders is a concept and idea that entrepreneurs need to understand. Richard Millington is both an entrepreneur and a world expert in online community management. FeverBee uses proven social science to develop successful online and offline…
 
Since 2011, Kevin Rabinovich has been working in youth civic engagement, community organizing, and design thinking. He is the founding organizer of TEDxYouth@Columbia, South Carolina’s TEDxYouth event. In this episode you hear Richard interviewing Kevin, and learn how his decision to found a TEDx Youth turned a young teenager into a formidable lead…
 
⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode: What’s the best why to introduce Nozbe Teams in a team Why we decided to reduce the number of Design Fight meetings even though we are so proud of the way they are organized What the host got and what they haven’t got on Black Friday sales 🎙 Subscribe to our show and learn more about running a remote …
 
David Troy is a serial entrepreneur and community activist in Baltimore, Maryland. This podcast was recorded in 2019 for Project Kazimierz. Dave is CEO and product architect at 410 Labs, maker of the popular e-mail management tools Mailstrom.co and Chuck. He has been acknowledged by the founding team at Twitter as the first developer to utilize the…
 
In this episode Marcus shares the story of his highly programmed upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, with significant sporting achievements somewhat hiding his challenges in conventional learning environment because he is and was a “learner by doing”. We hear how he was challenged by freedom of the world of university education: dropped out, dived in…
 
⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode: How Rafal used iPad Pro for work and why he decided to sell it… How’s Michael’s #iPadOnly lifestyle How’s Rafal using shortcuts across his Apple machines …and which Apple device he decided to buy after all ;) 🎙 Subscribe to our show and learn more about running a remote software company 🟣 Apple Podcas…
 
Many Western entrepreneurs and businesses have foundered in trying to set up shop in China. Different expectations, different ways of doing business, different institutions and platforms—all come together to remove any pretensions that one can easily transplant a foreign business model into the Chinese market. One of these entrepreneurs was Xavier …
 
Father Steve Katsouros, founder and CEO of the Come To Believe Network, shares the inspirational story of the founding of Arrupe College at Loyola University Chicago which has been recognized as a national model for increasing the college graduation rates for low-income students of color. Arrupe operates as a two-year, liberal arts college within t…
 
David Nothacker, the founder Sennder - a logistics startup from Berlin that is now valued more than a billion Euros. This podcast was recorded back in 2016, way before the idea that this might be worth more than a billion Euro. Learn about the four “Fs” of fund-raising, and how supportive Roland Berger were when David decided not to return their af…
 
In this episode we dig into Grzegorz Róg’s history and background, and how he established the largest Polish online education platform, and many other ventures. The biggest lesson to take from this podcast is important. Automation has explosive potential to transform organisations. The move towards No Code and APIs which connect “best of class” sof…
 
Are you planning to join an international dispersed team? Or maybe going to live on a different continent for some time? See how to handle the time difference and other consequences of working in a different time zone than the rest of your team. ⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode: What it's like to live in a different time zone than the…
 
In this episode we dig into Dori Molitor’s remarkable childhood - growing up with her 12 siblings, going to the One Room Schoolhouse, where most of the few other pupils were family members. We hear about she and her brothers and sisters worked on the family farm from their early days, even driving a tractor in a bikini to get a sun tan!. Her desire…
 
In this episode Anna Woodward Kennedy reflects on fundamental issues of relevance to all entrepreneurs. How her challenging childhood home environment in Brazil made her hypervigilant to the moods of others, and how she had to take responsibility early in life. She shares how important it was for her to find mentors and other women as role models, …
 
✅ No Office is a podcast by Nozbe: 👉🏻 Sign Up for free to communicate better with your team: get.nozbe.com/nooffice 🎧 Listen to the No Office podcast on remote work and managing a dispersed team. ⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode: - Which of the Apple new products and upgrades got our hosts excited - What will Rafal get? And why Michae…
 
David Hieatt explains the importance of telling stories in brand building and how he applied the skills he learned in advertising to build globally recognised brands. His life is so unusual that it's hard to be sure what our listeners will take away, but he is clearly grounded in what he is doing now, recognised as successful in the eyes of his pee…
 
✅ No Office is a podcast by Nozbe: 👉🏻 Sign Up for free to communicate better with your team: get.nozbe.com/nooffice ⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode: What does Nozbe team do at the company retreat How to organize a good team-bonding meeting for a 20+ company What are the learnings from this year’s Nozbe Reunion 🎧 Subscribe to our show…
 
In this episode Smith Yewell share’s his route into translation and we hear how Smith’s personal life intertwined with his need to communicate in other languages. We learn how his ROTC Military Scholarship was an entrepreneurial decision, and how the experience of combat helped harden him for coping with the pressures of the entrepreneurial journey…
 
In this episode, Annette Lawlor of Lion People Global shares her story of getting jobs from the age of 13 when she lied about her age, through multiple sales jobs, selling advertising, tampon vending machines, technology solutions, and recruitment services on both sides of the Atlantic, before setting up jewellery shops and Aerobics classes. She ex…
 
In this episode Kimon and Richard discuss the role of ego among entrepreneurs: how while self confidence is necessary and positive, entrepreneurs who put themselves and their own personality at the centre of everything often hold the company back. They discuss the impact of ego in sales, where entrepreneurs must be able to face and embrace rejectio…
 
Martin Frost, CEO and co-founder of CMR Surgical, joins us this week. Martin is passionate about supporting technology based start-ups that make a difference in people’s lives, and has great experience raising venture and company development. In this podcast, he talks about his early corporate life licensing breakthrough tech and how this led him i…
 
Jonathan Milner's second Invested Investor podcast details his experience as Cambridge Angel. Since he began in 2002 he has invested in forty different companies, very often leading deals as well. In this episode he shares his most important tips learned from an extensive entrepreneurial and investing history: from shouldering the burden of turning…
 
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