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.

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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 💜

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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.

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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.

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168: Get bored

We own technology so that it makes our life better. Right? Or is it the other way around?

What if filling every single second of our life with social media and compulsively checking all our inboxes and feeds 50 times per day makes us unable to focus and to be intentional?

What if visiting social media once per day for 20 minutes is good and healthy, but 20 times per day for one minute isn't?

A discussion + some coping hacks.

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167: The clunky future

The state of computing is in an awkward state, but full of promise. On one side, unnecessary complicated PCs; on the other, fun but somewhat clunky iPads.

One year into the #iPadOnly lifestyle, Radek unpacks the pros and cons of both and their future converging paths.

(Last time we talk about iPads until next WWDC, promise!)

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165: Let’s fix it!

Instead of only complaining, you can act to change things for the better in your local community, neighborhood, city, school. Most people tend to think that getting involved must be very difficult, impossible, or political. But the truth is, a lot of the time, it takes very little to make a positive impact.

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158: Sabbatical

Can a CEO of a small company stop working completely for 6 weeks? Michael just did, and this are his lessons learned.