Paul Allen Timeline

Paul Allen Timeline

Paul Allen, American businessman, philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder, died yesterday from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 65. Apart from the world’s biggest software-making company by revenue, he also founded Vulcan Inc., which oversaw his business and philanthropic efforts that ranged from scientific research and private spaceflight ventures to arts, healthcare and environmental conservation.

To pay tribute to the one whom Time magazine listed among the 100 most influential people in the world for two years consecutively, we have created the Paul Allen Timeline, which overviews some of his most notable life events and achievements.

Dropping out of Washington State University in order to work as a programmer, the young Allen later managed to convince his high school friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard as well, so that the two of them could create Microsoft. Once the venture went public, the two became billionaires, but unfortunately Allen effectively left the company in 1982 after he received a Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis.

Despite giving up his active role within Microsoft and remaining only as a shareholder, Mr. Allen undertook a long list of investments in diverse areas such as aerospace, sports, filmmaking, science and research, and real estate. He also made significant philanthropic contributions for causes such as wildlife conservation programs and fighting the Ebola virus epidemic. His ongoing commitment to numerous charitable causes earned him multiple commendations including the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.

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Friedrich Nietzsche Timeline

Friedrich Nietzsche Timeline

The 15th of October marks 174 years since the birth of the German philosopher, philologist and cultural critic Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. Interested in the enhancement of the individual and cultural condition, he analyzed down-to-earth realities rather than aspects from a world beyond, which led to him being referred to as one of the first existentialist philosophers along with Søren Kierkegaard. Based on the idea of ”life-affirmation”, his body of work prompts one to honestly question all doctrines that dim down life’s expansive energies regardless of how socially popular those views might be.

To honor the legacy of the mind whose revitalizing philosophy has inspired numerous figures in all walks of cultural life, we have created the Friedrich Nietzsche Timeline, which summarizes his life and work.

Before turning to philosophy, Mr. Nietzsche began his academic career as a classical philologist at the age of 24, becoming the youngest ever to hold that professorship at the University of Basel. Initially influenced by authors such as Arthur Schopenhauer and Johan Wolfgang von Goethe, his early writings revolved around the pessimistic philosophy. However, after enlarging his circle of interest and acquaintances, he became exposed to a variety of different concepts, which made him increasingly preoccupied with an individual’s creative powers to overcome cultural, moral and traditionalist contexts in pursuit of new, better values.

Although the popular understanding labels Friedrich Nietzsche as a nihilist (an advocate of the idea that life lacks meaning and value), he in fact wrote about the dangers posed by nihilism and strove to offer solutions to them. His work takes a look at the difficulties of being an individual in a world where apparently nothing has value, but proposes ways in which we can face the inevitable demise of our being.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Timeline

Neil deGrasse Tyson Timeline

Today, popular astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson turns 60. Completing extensive academic studies in astrophysics and physical cosmology at Harvard University, the University of Texas and Columbia University, Mr. deGrasse Tyson has authored several astronomy books and hosted diverse radio and TV shows aimed at popularizing the topic for the laymen. His ardent efforts to translate the many wonders of the universe for the large public’s understanding have resulted in works such as “Merlin’s Tour of the Universe” (1998) and “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” (2017), bringing him the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication in 2017.

To wish a happy birthday to one of the most active contemporary advocates for public awareness of science, we have created the Neil deGrasse Tyson Timeline, which highlights some of his most notable achievements.

Discovering his passion for astronomy at the early age of nine, after he visited the Hayden Planetarium, Tyson avidly pursued this interest in his teen years, gaining attention in the local community for giving lectures on the subject while he was only 15. Tyson’s scientific enthusiasm also led to famous astronomer Carl Sagan trying to recruit him to Cornell for undergraduate studies. However, the scientist’s wide scope of research has caused some heated debates as well, as it was the case with his work regarding the reclassification of Pluto as a dwarf planet. As he stated in a series of interviews, this attracted large amounts of hate mail, much of it from children.

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Bloomberg L.P. Timeline

Bloomberg Timeline

Today, forward-looking company Bloomberg L.P. – one of the biggest financial software, data and media ventures in the world – celebrates its 37th anniversary. Founded by Michael Bloomberg and three other partners with the aim of connecting decision makers to a network of data, contacts and ideas, Bloomberg L.P. delivers accurate business information, news and insights to financial organizations worldwide. Set up as a privately held business in Midtown Manhattan, New York, it now boasts 19,000 employees in 176 locations around the world, and 325,000 subscriptions globally.

To wish a happy birthday to the company that has revolutionized the technology systems in international financial markets, we have created the Bloomberg L.P. Timeline, which illustrates its evolution since its establishment on the 1st of October, 1981.

Initially called Innovative Market Systems, the venture designed and developed its own computerized systems to deliver real-time market data and financial analytics to Wall Street firms. In 1986, just 5 years after its inception, the company had already installed 5,000 of their terminals in subscribers’ offices. Their computer system, called the Bloomberg terminal, represented one of the first and major competitors to the dull trading screens provided by Reuters, and was the first dual-screen terminal available on the market. This innovation helped Bloomberg L.P. make a name in the world of finance and become, along ThomsonReuters, one of the giants of the industry.

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Leonard Cohen Timeline

Leonard Cohen Timeline

This Friday, Canadian musician and writer Leonard Cohen would have turned 84 years. Rising to fame with songs like “Suzanne”, “I’m Your Man” and, perhaps his best known one, “Hallelujah” (which has been covered more than 300 times by various singers), the iconic deep-voiced artist proved to be more focused on authenticity rather than achieving musical precision. Long before he made his debut in the music industry, he channeled his creativity into writing poetry and fiction, publishing a long list of volumes throughout his life and receiving one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature in 2011.

To bring an homage to the multifaceted artist who was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor, we have created the Leonard Cohen Timeline – a brief visual chronology of his most prominent literary and musical works, along with a few interesting life events.

Having the reputation of being a latent creative mind and admitting that he would take even years to complete a song, Mr. Cohen showed a care for his form of expression that few artists can match. This explains the long gaps of time between the release dates of his albums. One of Cohen’s longest hiatuses, from which the public thought he wouldn’t return, occurred in 1994 when he retreated to a Zen monastery near Los Angeles, where he spent 5 years. However, contrary to the general impression, he did resume his career, yielding 5 more albums as a result, the last being You Want It Darker. Being released three weeks before his death on the 7th of November, 2016, it completed an impressive recorded output that promises to appeal to the public for a long time to come.

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