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Accelerate@HHL 2022: Leaving My Comfort Zone

On April 28 and 29, 2022, Accelerate was held as a hybrid event

Those who know me know that I have been doing ProjectWizards for 20 years and Merlin Project for almost 18 years. So everyone can easily imagine that I know a lot of people in the business. No matter if I show up at an Apple event, or a project management event, I already meet the first known people right at the entrance. That's nice, it gives me a good feeling and it's fun. That's how I know that the years of work have paid off and that the network I've built up is working. Because people help each other, they exchange ideas. And even if you don't do business directly with each other, sooner or later it pays off for both of us in some form or another.

But I also have to admit that after 20 years you become more idle. You only choose events where you know that there will be something going on - whatever. And this comfort zone became bigger and bigger for me. Of course, no trips took place during Covid-19, and the urge to attend online community meetings became more and more suppressed. I noticed myself getting more and more cushy. And then the opportunity came: Accelerate@HHL 2022!

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Posted by Frank Blome on May 3rd, 2022 under Internal
Tags: event leipzig hhl

With Merlin Project In Deutsche Bahn

With Merlin Project in Deutsche Bahn

"I'm not compatible with Deutsche Bahn," was my answer for many years when asked about my choice of travel mode. I couldn't even say exactly how long it had been since my last train trip, but it may have been anything between 10 and 15 years.

Recently, however, it came to pass that the only way I could reasonably accomplish a business trip was by train. And by that I mean a combination of time and money. So I bravely chose this option and went on the adventure.

Over the course of 3 days, I rode the train from Osnabrück to Stuttgart, on to Munich and from there back to Osnabrück. I learned a lot on this trip. Some old prejudices were confirmed, but many were also revised. Here are a few of my insights:

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Posted by Frank Blome on March 18th, 2022 under Internal
Tags: train travelogue travel-report merlin-on-tour

Shaping A Better Tomorrow

On April 28 and 29, 2022, this year's Accelerate will be held as a hybrid event.

Accelerate is the exclusively student-organized entrepreneurship event of Germany's most entrepreneurial university – the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. Every year, they invite top entrepreneurs, investors and young talents to Leipzig to share their insights and challenge their ideas for the future.

This year's conference is themed "Shaping A Better Tomorrow" and focuses on questions such as how idealism and profitability can be anchored together in the company.

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Posted by Frank Blome on March 11th, 2022 under Internal
Tags: event hhl

Merlin Project 8.1.2 Is Released

News about Merlin Project

We have just released the version 8.1.2. This free update is important for Merlin Project.

  • If you work with Merlin Project from the App Store, a new version will be made available to you after checking the Mac App Store.
  • If you have downloaded Merlin Project from this website, update this version for free using the menu command in the app "Check for updates ...".
  • The version for the iPad and iPhone appears automatically in the App Store after verification by Apple.

We have also updated Merlin Project Express. The new versions will be provided in the Mac App Store or at SetApp – right after its review.

You can find the minimum system requirements here.

Posted by Frank Blome on February 28th, 2022 under Products
Tags: merlin-project merlin-project-express release

No Support for Putin's War

ProjectWizards is against war. We strongly condemn Putin's invasion of Ukraine and sympathize with the Ukrainian people.

Our business is project management software. Unfortunately, it may not only be used for good, but also for bad things, such as a war of aggression.

We cannot reconcile it with our conscience to be involved in it. Neither directly, nor indirectly, such as through war-financing banks. We are therefore stopping all business with Russia.

We also believe that the sanctions imposed by the German government and the European Union are still not enough. Therefore, we call on our friends in software development to join us.

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