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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Agatha Christie Timeline

Agatha Christie Timeline

This Saturday - September, 15 - marks 128 years since the birth of English crime fiction writer Agatha Christie. Having produced 66 detective novels, 14 short story collections, 6 romances (under a pen name) and the world’s longest-running play, Ms. Christie was named in 1971 a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for the contribution she brought to literature. Initially met with rejection by the publishing houses to which she submitted her manuscripts, she made her breakthrough in 1920 and is now listed as the best-selling novelist of all time by Guiness World Records.

To bring an homage to the author whose work earned her the title of “Queen of Crime/Queen of Mystery”, we have created the Agatha Christie Timeline, which reviews the highlights of her life and literary career.

Teaching herself to read before she was 8 and writing her first poem when she was only 10, young Christie initially tried her hand at poetry and plays. She then extended her writing to short stories with an interest in the paranormal, but many of them were declined by publishers. It was her first crime novel (The Mysterious Affair at Styles) that, once published, paved her path to becoming one of the most prolific murder mystery writers and introduced the long-running character Hercule Poirot. Appearing in 33 novels and 54 short stories, the Belgian sleuth created by Mrs. Christie became an emblematic figure in the niche literature and is the only fictional character to be given an obituary in the New York Times.

Having been adapted for television, films, radio and comics, her books have sold roughly 2 billion copies and have been translated into more than 100 languages, establishing Mrs. Christie as a master of suspense and plotting.

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Burt Reynolds Timeline

Burt Reynolds Timeline

Burt Reynolds, the charismatic protagonist of such movies as Smokey and the Bandit, and The Longest Yard, died Thursday morning at the age of 82. After making his film debut as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance in 1972, the actor became the No. 1 box-office attraction for several years in a row in the late 1970s. Receiving an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of porn director Jack Horner in Boogie Nights, Reynolds nevertheless preferred more populist, fun roles like the ones in The Cannonball Run or Starting Over.

To pay our last respects to the Hollywood’s top-grossing actor for a 5-year stretch from 1978 through to 1982, we have created the Burt Reynolds Timeline, which overviews the highlights of his life and career, including his most popular movies.

Before starting his acting career, young Reynolds distinguished himself as a skilled football player, receiving multiple scholarship offers when he was in high school. He eventually accepted one of the football scholarships and attended Florida State University, where he played as halfback. Unfortunately, a series of injuries would hamper his abilities on the field and lead to him giving up the sport while still in college. It was his English professor that pushed Reynolds into acting by casting him in the lead role in the production of the play Outward Bound. This performance brought him the 1956 Florida State Drama Award and a scholarship to a summer stock theater, the Hyde Park Playhouse.

This marked the beginning of a career that would include theater, television and studio productions. Most of his performances were in action movies and comedies, which would forge a brand of playful, good-ol’-boy beloved by audiences but not so much by critics. His cast choices would cause one of the actor’s biggest regrets as he recalled in his 2015 memoir, “I didn't open myself to new writers or risky parts because I wasn't interested in challenging myself as an actor. I was interested in having a good time. As a result, I missed a lot of opportunities to show I could play serious roles. By the time I finally woke up and tried to get it right, nobody would give me a chance.”

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Your project communications must have impact


Clear communications are fundamental for success

The lifeblood of successful projects, according to experts, is clear communication. But, communicating project plans, current status, or results to team members, executives, clients and other stakeholders can be a roadblock for many project managers. A clear Gantt-style timeline can display project status and future plans in a visually impactful way. It can display the long-term overview or a close-up of potential points of concern. Communicating these points clearly is vital to the relationships with all stakeholders. It can help to set expectations and enable agreements.

What does your project’s timeline look like?

A clear, professional Gantt-style chart displaying the important points of the project can be created easily and quickly using the Office Timeline Plus timeline maker in PowerPoint. Office Timeline Plus is an easy-to-use tool which can import the critical data needed from sources including Microsoft Project, Excel, Smartsheet and Wrike. The intuitive layout helps you create an impressive visual that will be interesting and immediately understandable.

Clear professional Gantt Chart


Expert advice tells us that extra attention needs to be taken to ensure that the relevance of the visuals used matches that of the audience. Think of their needs and fight the urge to include anything else but the most critical and valuable data. Scrutinize each element to avoid the possibility of overwhelming your audience. As in all presentations, you are addressing the stakeholder in the last row, as well as the one in front. Is your visual having the same effect to them? Office Timeline Plus provides the ability to enhance or hide any timeline element for its greatest impact on everyone alike.

Customizing your visual

Office Timeline has powerful features for customizing the style of your visual so that it delivers the message you want with an elegant, quickly understood timeline.

Use color and scale: Displaying the information with distinct colors or shapes for emphasis can be impactful in its brevity. The size and color of a taskbar or milestone can indicate the importance, the requirements, or the function of a specific task, component, or group. This simple method of communicating vital information can be created in minutes with stunning, easily digestible, and professional results using Office Timeline Plus.

Customizing Visual Timeline


Use differing timescales: Long-running projects are important to be displayed in their entirety but also need to be shown in close-up to address immediate issues and concerns.

Different Timescale Project Timeline


Avoid all that data: You have plenty of it but leave the details off the presentation. Less is truly more for a presentation with impact. Your audience can easily understand the relationships and time commitments allocated to tasks and their respective milestones, even without dates or long, descriptive titles. Keep the use of these to a minimum.

Minimal Details Presentation Timeline


Use templates for professional results

Keeping it simple doesn’t apply only to the final slide, it means spending less time in creating the slide. Templates are invaluable in this respect. Office Timeline Plus provides several templates designed for different industries, interests, or style preference that will kickstart your timeline creation and are easy to customize for your specific audience. The templates will give you plenty of ideas on how to design this visual for maximum Impact.

Professional Timeline Templates


Office Timeline Plus improves communication results

Using Office Timeline Plus will dramatically improve your communications with your entire project team and the project’s various stakeholders. Office Timeline Plus is a powerful add-in for PowerPoint which imports and converts data from multiple sources into elegant, professional timelines that will be remembered by colleagues, executives, clients, and other stakeholders in your projects.

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