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Randy Pausch: Time Management

Who is Randy Pausch?

His full name is Randolph Frederick Pausch. He's a professor of computer science in Carngie Mellon University.

What was he known for?

He was known for his "Last Lecture". He gave a lecture about achieving childhood dreams. It was a lecture to his kids since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and he couldn't tell them when they get older. He also wrote a book called "The Last Lecture" which was talking about the same theme.

5 points that I liked in his talk.

  • How to prioritize? He said to prioritize I need to ask myself few questions which are Why am I doing this? What will I succeed? What happens if I chose to do it? Am I doing things right or doing the right things?
  • "Failing to plan is planning to fail"
  • Covey's four quadratic ToDo
  • Write Thank You notes to people.
  • One way to not procrastinate is to set fake deadlines to myself
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