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Randy Pausch was a Carnegie Mellon alumnus who helped lead a team create Alice, a mechanism used to teach computer programming.
He is mainly known for his lecture The Last Lecture where he discussed finding good in others and putting effort to overcome trials.
5 points I liked are:
Always do the right things.
Plan ahead and use what is comfortable for you.
Reduce unnecessary interruptions whenever possible.
Finish your assignments early so they never reach a critical stage.
Lastly, he was given only a few months to live, yet he delivered a calm, composed, and entertaining lecture so I liked that aspect of his talk although it was not something explicitly stated in his speech.