Randy Pausch is a CMU professor in computer science. In 2006 he learned that he had pancreatic cancer and in August 2007 he recieved a terminal diagnosis:"3 to 6 months of good health left." Pausch is best known for his "Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" and for the book he cowrote: The Last Lecture, which was a New York Times best-seller.
Pausch made a lecture titled "Time Management". Here are some notes I took from his lecture:
- There is an opportunity cost to every task you decide to do.
- Make a "Covey's four-quadrants TODO", then start with the top row, NOT the left column.
- Spend the least amount of time possible on communication (calls and meetings).
- sometimes you have to say NO: your time is precious.
- Keep a time journal.
- Article on Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Pausch
- Time Management: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTugjssqOT0
- The Last Lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo
- The Audiobook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5QKovxyFTQ
- The lost chapter: http://www.cmu.edu/randyslecture/pdf/LastLecture-LostChapter.pdf