Rafał Sobolewski

Rafał Sobolewski

I work remotely #NoOffice and build Nozbe for almost 10 years. 🚄 I'm really into: bikes, trams, trains and urban planning. ⚽️📷 My other hobbies/interests are: #Apple #tech #football #soccer #fcbarcelona #photogtaphy #mobilePhotography 🇵🇱🇺🇸🇪🇸 I speak english, spanish and polish (native). Get in touch 👋

Appears in 41 Episodes

Talking with customers

Tadam! Michael and Rafal are back. In this episode, our hosts talk about interviewing customers, which every company or product owner should do to grow their business....

Product Camp and WWDC

Why bother with the time and expense of live conferences while there are so many great ways to improve your skills these days? Rafal will tell you about it based on hi...

Work From Anywhere

Moving from your office to another place where you can do your job or associating a given place with a particular type of work can help you beat procrastination and he...

Weekly Review

See how to organize your work, to direct your endeavours and boost your productivity thanks to regular weekly reviews.The purpose of the review isn’t to try and fit mo...

Write stuff down

When your brain isn't busy remembering everything, it works better, your creativity skyrockets and your stress level goes down. Writing things down is the first and mo...

Setup for hybrid work

Future is hybrid. Now it is for sure.  Office used to be a tool for the company management while it should be a tool for employees to get their work done in the most e...

4-day workweek in Nozbe

After a serious introduction involving the war, Ukraine being invaded by Russia and the disinformation we must fight, Michael and Rafal tell you everything about the 4...

Lean manufacturing in software product development

Rafał invited Radek (CTO) to talk about his work and how our team implements Kaizen improvements to maintain ability to ship updates to users every week.⭐️  Key things...

The year of bicycle

We discussed 15 years of running #NoOffice company and our plans for 2022.⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode:What we learned after 15 years of running #NoO...

iPad mini - #MightyFriday catalyst

We discuss today how iPad mini helps Rafal to have more productive Fridays.⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode:Why Rafal and Michael have been really tired ...

Desk setup optimized for 14-inch MacBook Pro

In the first episode of 2022 we discuss Rafal's new MacBook Pro 14-inch and changes in his Home Office.⭐️ Key things you will learn from this episode:Why Michael's enj...

Appetite for a feature

This is the last episode in 2021. Michael and Rafal share what they learned designing, developing and releasing 45 updates of Nozbe Teams this year.

We canceled Design Fight meeting

In Nozbe, we believe that most meetings are toxic and would better be replaced by asynchronous communication. And although we’re pretty radical in this approach, we ma...

Sunsetting iPadOnly setup

Have you thought of working only on your iPad? Using iPad as your only or main computer? Watch this episode to see if such an approach is effective for everyone and ho...

Working across time zones

With global teams, someone have to work odd hours if they want to interact with colleagues on the other side of the world. Listen to Emilia's story about working remot...

Unleash like a PRO

Back in their home offices, our hosts are being very smart 🤓 about the latest Apple event. See what they think of a new MacBook PRO, new AirPods and new M1 chips.

No Office podcast is back

The No Office podcast is back after the summer break! The first episode of the series, is a special episode recorded during our company meeting #NozbeReunion.

Holiday tech gear

🎉 Today we celebrate 1 year of recording this very show and we talked about tech we use on holidays 😎

Ideas for process & productivity improvement

In this 25th ep. of the *No Office* podcast we tackle several productivity- and tech-related topics. All of them are pretty practical, so come and watch or listen ASAP.

Best tips to successful workation

This is the 23rd episode of the No Office podcast in which we tackle the topic of workation.

How to foster focused work

This is the 22nd episode of the No Office podcast! Listen to our practical tips to getting yourself to work in focus and planning a fruitful week.

Double Win

This is the 21st episode of the No Office podcast! See exactly how we implement the strategies from Michael Hyatt’s book Win at Work and Succeed at Life.

What we can learn from Basecamp mistake

We discuss how our role models from Basecamp failed as leaders and what we can learn from this situation.

How to reunite with the team from home

The 2nd Nozbe Virtual Reunion has just finished and here are the lessons learned from this online company retreat. Rafal and Michael also talk about new iMacs and iPad...

Meetings are regular, optional and well-prepared

Find out what is the only secret behind fruitful meetings in our #NoOffice company. In any company, actually!

What’s in our backpacks?

The hosts reveal their setups prepared for working outside the home. Michael’s home office is a mess and Rafal’s rediscovered his passion to soccer.

Journals and iPad dreams

We share our journaling systems and think about directions how iPad as a platform could evolve.

Podcast production process and security in our No Office

Rafal shares the recent improvements he's made to the podcast production process. Michael wrote a chapter of No Office book on cyber security.

No Roadmap

In this episode, Rafal describes the way we adopted Ryan Singer's Shape Up in the Nozbe product development and Michael shares the story of his winning battle against ...

Leading by context

Episode number 12 is here. Michael and Rafal talk about moving on from being a manager to being a leader who is helping the team and not managing.

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