Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams - How to Live Your LifeGiven at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) - Tuesday, September 18, 2007Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSoBook: http://www.thelastlecture.com/His Website: http://download.srv.cs.cmu.edu/~pausch/
Maybe you’ve already seen this or read the book, but if not be sure to watch Randy Pausch’s amazing 1:16hr last lecture. For some background, Dr. Randy Pausch passed away this past Friday, July 25, 2008 at the age of 47 after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a Computer Science professor at Carnegie Mellon University who helped create Alice, educational software that teaches students computer programming in an intuitive and fun 3D environment. Randy was loved by his wife, 3 young children, and many students, faculty and friends who he inspired to chase their passion. On his website there are many more examples of his amazing ability to inspire others to be efficient with their time and enjoy to the fullest the time they have left.
Randy also gave an excellent follow on talk on Time Management which he knew first hand was the most important commodity we have.
Excellent Time Management TalkGiven at the University of Virginia on November 28, 2007Video (86 min): http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5784740380335567758PPT: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/Randy_Time_Management_UVa_2007_slides.htmlPDF: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/Randy/RandyPauschTimeManagement2007.pdf
This is a lengthy talk (86 minutes), but it's chock full of tips, like emptying your inbox but keeping all your email, creating a manageable filing system, using the 80/20 rule to focus your efforts on the stuff that matters most, and planning your day, week, and year.
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