Randy Pausch: A Lecture on Time Management


Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon before sadly passing away in 2008. This is a lecture he gave on time management at the University of Virginia in November 2007. Randy was a virtual reality pioneer, human-computer interaction researcher, and co-founder of Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center.

Key Takeaways

    • “Time is the only commodity that matters”
      • You can always make more money but you can’t ever get your time back
    • Don’t focus on doing things right, focus on doing the right things
      • Doing the right things adequately > Doing the wrong things beautifully
    • The 80/20 Rule: 80% of the results come from 20% of the work
    • Your inbox is NOT your to-do list

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