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Randy Pausch

Randolph Frederick Pausch was a computer science and human computer interaction professor in Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania. He was born on October 23, 1960 in Baltimore, Maryland, US. He died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 47 on the 25th of July 2007 in Chesapeake, Virginia, US. Randy Pausch's graduated in computer science from Brown University in May 1982. He then received his computer science Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Randy Pausch was best known for " Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams." A "last lecture" is a tradition a Carnegie Mellon University where professor gives a lecture as if it is his last ever lecture what would the professor want to pass into the world before leaving? But in Pausch's case it was truly his last lecture. Pausch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after accepting to do a "last lecture". In this lecture, Pausch talks about his childhood dreams and how he achieved them. He also talks directly to his children and tells them about himself so that one day they would watch the lecture.

But "The Last Lecture" is not the only thing Pausch was known for. Pausch has also helped create Alice and CMU's Entertainment Technology Center. Moreover, Pausch made many more inspiring lecturing one of which is "Time Management".

In this lecture he talks about how to make the most of your time. He equates time to a currency, which it essentially is because companies pay you for your time. Pausch also mentions the 80/20 rule. The rule states that once you become 80% proficient at something, the next 20% will be much harder to gain and will take much more time which might make it not worth it. He then mentions the importance quadrant square, which essentially states that distant important due dates are more of a priority than unimportant soon due dates. Most importantly, he thinks that a "to do list" is the most important thing. Everyone should have a "to do list" for the next year. One last thing he mentions is to find your productive time; everyone has one time of the day where they're more brilliant than the rest of the day. Finding that time allows you to do the most brain consuming work at the time then doing the systemic work at other times.

1. The 80/20 rule

2. He equates time to a currency, which it essentially is because companies pay you for your time.

3. find your productive time

4. The square of importance

5. Have a to do list

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