We discuss "A Guide to the Good Life", a modern, approachable introduction to Stoicism. A philosophy of life easy to dismiss as a boring piece of history not applicable to modern life, but in reality, a tremendously useful bag of psychological tricks that help you live a happier, calmer life.
Radek and Michael comment on Apple's announcements on Worldwide Developers Conference this year.
(This is our take on what's significant, and what's missing — we assume you already know the news)
This week, we're celebrating our one hundredth episode of The Podcast. Sharing the story of how this show came to be, how it evolved with us over time, and where its future lies.
Email or tweet at us and tell us what you like or dislike about The Podcast and what you'd like to hear us talk about in the future.
Our thoughts and wishes for Apple's WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) next week.
PSA: We'll both be in San Jose for WWDC. Come hang out with us!
Continuing from last week, this is part two of our rant on the education system. We argue that it was fundamentally designed for a different era, designed to produce obedient workers, efficient at performing arbitrary tasks. Not necessarily to teach you the most about the world. And certainly not to teach people curiosity, independence, entrepreneurship — traits that are becoming increasingly more crucial in the new era.
Part one of our rant on the education system. Our experiences are quite different: Michael had a great time in his 5 years of university; Radek never went to college at all. We both agree, though, that the way schooling is done is deeply flawed, outdated, and ineffective at teaching.
At Nozbe, everyone works remotely. Usually that means, from home. But sometimes, we work even more remotely — while traveling.
We share tips on how we pull this off, how to be productive while in such an imperfect work environment.
Future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed. It's fun, if sometimes frustrating, to live in the future — use the hardware, work, learn, and live like people will in the future.
Discussing simplicity, Steve Jobs, communication styles, empathy, and other thoughts from the book "Insanely Simple".
Why is studying productivity a worthwhile pursuit? Many people assume it's all useless — and much of it is! Like with dieting, it's a field filled with charlatans promising amazing results with barely any effort at all. Yet, underneath all the nonsense is wisdom to be discovered.
Michael and Radek share their journey with productivity and explain why they got interested in it in the first place.
- The Podcast 85: Magic Spreadsheet
- Productive! Magazine
- The Podcast - Table of Contents
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (audible)
- First Things First (audible)
- Getting Things Done (audible)
- The Podcast 33: Monkey brain optimization
- Nozbe tutorial
- Why We Get Fat (audible)
- Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise (audible)
- zen habits - Leo Babauta blog
A random, rambly discussion about a rambly book on randomness.
Live from the twice-a-year Nozbe Reunion in Toruń!
- The Podcast 70 — Live from Fall 2016 Reunion
- The Podcast 39 — Live from Spring 2016 Reunion
- The Podcast 16 — Live from Fall 2015 Reunion
- The Podcast YouTube channel
- Tadam (Radek's Pomodoro app)
- Marie Kondo folding shirts
- Marie Kondo books
- Dominik Juszczyk blog
- TGIF policy
- What We’ve Learned About Weekly Review And TGIF After 8 Weeks
- Nozbe Reunion playlist
- Nozbe Stories
- Norton Commander Stories
- Michael got trolled
- 10 Practical Tips to Ultimate Productivity - Webinar signup link
Feel free to skip this one, because this week we're breaking all the rules about not getting in trouble on the internet… to talk about politics.
Idleness is good for the brain. After a day of hard, deep work, you ought to disconnect from work completely, shut it down, and recharge for the next day. Commit to this, work can wait.
Radek shares a little habit he's developed to help maintain this work/life balance.
Everyone knows that sleep is important (or so we hope), but it isn't just the quantity of sleep that matters, it's the quality of sleep as well.
There's a ton of little factors that influence both how long and how well you sleep. On this episode, we'll be unpacking the most important ones we've learned from the book Sleep Smarter.
Michael Sliwinski shares a pro tip he learned from Michael Hyatt: how to design a template for your ideal week. A good routine is helpful for productivity.
Rapid improvement (at anything!) requires a tight feedback loop. And for a feedback loop, you need… well, feedback — data. Radek had been tracking lots of such data (weight, habits, hours spent on different projects) in a big spreadsheet for almost 7 years. Michael just started recently.
This week, we're discussing how we're doing it, and why.
How do you turn reading into action? It's good to read lots of books, but if you're neglecting to actually apply the things you've learned to your life, then it's barely more than a form of intellectual entertainment.
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (audible)
- The 4 Disciplines of Execution (audible)
- So Good They Can't Ignore You (audible)
- Deep Work (audible)
- Peak (audible)
- Originals (audible)
- How to fly a horse (audible)
- Ego is the enemy (audible)
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (audible)
- A Guide to the Good Life (audible)
- Sleep Smarter (audible)
- Why We Get Fat (audible)