Randy Pausch:Time management lecture

Pausch gave a lecture about time management  on November 27, 2007 at the University of Virginia, to an audience of over 850 people

The time management lecture

Who's Randy Pausch?

  • Randolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch was an American professor of computer science, human-computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Pausch learned that he had pancreatic cancer, and he was given a terminal diagnosis: "3 to 6 months of good health left".

    What was he known for?

  • He gave an upbeat lecture titled "The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" on September 18, 2007, at Carnegie Mellon.The Disney-owned publisher There is a book about Pausch called The Last Lecture, co-authored by Pausch and Wall Street Journal reporter Jeffrey Zaslow. The book became a New York Times best-seller on April 28, 2008. The Last Lecture expands on Pausch's speech. The book's first printing had 400,000 copies, and it has been translated into 46 languages.


    5 things I liked in his talk

  1. When he said,"Time must be explicitly managed, like money"

  2.  When he said,"The money is not important. You can go and earn more money later. What you'll never do is get the two years of your life back."

  3. When he said,"If you do right things and quickly that is much more important than doing wrong things beautifully."

  4. When he said,"The gaps between classes may last an hour or an hour and a half, this is just prime time to be wasted! So what I always told my students was, make up a fake class. The fake class is, go to one specific place in the library during that hour and when you're sitting there with just you in the library and your books, there's a pretty good chance you might actually study.

  5. The lecture was not just about time management. It was also about general organization tips, office work space setup and life guides.


5 links related to him

1_ABC Newa

2_The independent


4_Randy Pausch's home page

5_Randy Pausch's last lecture