Both Software Engineer and Psychologist by education, I explore the possibilities at the intersection of science, motivation, and behavior. I am passionate about integrating technology with human experience in a way that and empowers people to focus on what is important, inspiring and fulfilling.
What I’m working on
- As my remote ‘day job‘ I am unlocking the economic potential of content creators and small businesses – I lead the ‘Earn’ focus of WordPress.com. I am confident, that helping creators foster an economic relationship with their audience can help battle the fake news epidemic and reduce inequalities,
- After getting master’s degrees in both Computer Science and Psychology, I was a believer in social media capacity to promote mental health. Seeing this potential wasted and distorted for profit is a gut-wrenching feeling compelling me to promote a different approach to tech,
- Warsaw, Poland is my home. I work remotely (with my wife) for a Silicon Valley company – WordPress.com. Inspired by remote work allowing everyone to participate in the amazing global economy, I started writing about getting hired remotely and challenges of telecommuting
- Nature and Trees will always be my #1
- Remote work as a way to equalize access to prosperity AND curb urbanization
- Interactions between tech and motivation
- I do like travelling
- Automating and creating processes to create more quality time in my life
- Focusing on the longer time scale and escaping the toxic immediacy of media (see ‘long now‘)
Few of my personal beliefs
- It’s better to squeeze more life into your years than years into your life. You can read my bucketlist on this site,
- The world is not a zero-sum game and we’re all in this together
- People are collections algorithms. If you want to shape behavior, you can either work on incentives (inputs) or beliefs (‘code’),
- There really are no adults in life, only older kids.
- It’s better to be kind than respected, but it’s even better to be helpful than kind
My best content, especially for you
My other site – deliber.at is full of actionable advice on how to live a deliberate life – by finding remote work, forging a better relationship with technology in your life or make more thoughtful choices.
- The perils of quantitative metrics [piszek.com]
- How is life of a remote worker [Quora answer, 36 000 views]
- “I want to be a programmer” – a tutorial on how to switch your career to programming [deliber.at]
- Training video on how to get hired remotely [deliber.at]
- Why do you have so many bots? – an overview of my philosophy for automation and personal infrastructure [deliber.at]
- Why the Kindle is a distraction-free perfect reading machine [deliber.at]
- My evernote hacks [twitter]
You can also try at artur[ you know what to put here ]piszek.com . Please, no spam. Be cool.