Saturday, July 26, 2008

Randy Pausch: Time Management and The Last Lecture

Have you heard about Randy Pausch? I hadn't, but this Friday I noticed some ripples on the Internet mentioning him. I ended up viewing two long lectures by Randy Pausch.

Good stuff, I highly recommend you to spend some time on them. The one on Time Management might be the best, but as the situation is you should probably watch The Last Lecture first.

And as an introduction to Randy Pausch you should watch the shortened, Oprah-version, of The Last Lecture. That will set the scene for you:

Here is the long version of The Last Lecture:

Now, over to the lecture on Time Management:

The slides from the lecture is available in PDF format.

I took home a few things from watching these videos, hope you found something for you as well.

I also found a version of the Time Management lecture from 1998. I haven't had time to look at the whole video yet, but it is fascinating to compare the same person giving the same lecture ten years apart.

The Alice software Randy Pausch mentioned can be found at - sounded like something that can be useful at some point in time.

Some more resources on Randy Pausch include Wikipedia, his homepage at Carnegie Mellon and this page which lists a number of other videos as well.

A few month ago The Last Lecture was published as a book.

And the ripples that reached me this Friday was the news that Randy Pausch passed away on July 25th.