Time Management

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.

Citations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Pausch

Pausch made a lecture titled "Time Management". Here are some notes I took from his lecture:

  1. There is an opportunity cost to every task you decide to do.
  2. Make a "Covey's four-quadrants TODO", then start with the top row, NOT the left column.
  3. Spend the least amount of time possible on communication (calls and meetings).
  4. sometimes you have to say NO: your time is precious.
  5. Keep a time journal.

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