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Randy Pausch American professor
Randy Pausch American professor - Randolph Frederick “Randy” Pausch was born on 23 October 1960 in Baltimore, Maryland. Randy Pausch was an American professor of Computer Science, human –computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Randy Pausch was died with pancreatic cancer on 25 July 2008.He gave last lecture on September 18, 2007, lecture titled is “The Last Lecture: Really Achieving your childhood Dreams” at Carnegie Mellon. Randy Pausch last speech became a more popular you tube video and New York best-selling book.
Childhood of Randy Pausch:
Randy Pausch grew up in Columbia, Maryland. Fred Pausch and Virginia Pausch are the parents of Randy Pausch and he had one sibling, Tammy. Randy Pausch was a lawyer and insurance company executive and his mother taught English. He completed his graduation in 1978 from Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, Maryland. Randys Pausch received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 1978.Randy Pausch completed his Ph.D. in computer science in August 1988 from Carnegie Mellon University.
Career life of Randy Pausch:
Randy Pausch became a professor of computer science, Human-computer Interaction and Design at Carnegie Mellon University in May, 1982. Dr Pausch worked at university of Virginia in the computer science department from 1988 to 1997.Randy Pausch co-found Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center to teach students interdisciplinary skills in design, technology and art.
Randy Pausch also acted as a consultant to companies like PARC, Media Metrix and Google. He also a Author, he written 70 articles and author of five books. In mid-2006 Randy Pausch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. On 18 September, 2007 Randy Pausch gave “The Last Lecture: Really achieving your Childhood Dreams “at Carnegie Mellon. “The Last Lecture”, which he co-wrote with Jeffrey Zaslow of the Wall Street Journal. Book has been translated into 48 languages and it was a New York Times best seller in 2008.
Personal Life of Randy Pausch:
Awards and Achievements of Randy Pausch:
- Randy Pausch was named Pittsburgher of the year 2008
- Randy Paunchy also inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
- In 2007, Randy Pausch win prestigious Karl V.Karlstrom outstanding Educator award and he also received the Association for computing Machinery special interest group on Computer Science Education Award for outstanding contributions to Computer Science Education.
Top Quotes of Randy Pausch:
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
Randy Pausch American professor “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
“When it comes to men who are romantically interested in you, it’s really simple. Just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do.”
“Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.
“The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have”.
“No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.”
“It's not about how to achieve your dreams, it's about how to lead your life, ... If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you.”
Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.”
“Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.”
“Time is all you have and you may find one day that you have less than you think.”
“It's not how hard you hit. It's how hard you get hit...and keep moving forward.”
“Too many people go through life complaining about their problems. I've always believed that if you took one tenth the enrgy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you'd be surprised by how well things can work out.”
“No job is beneath you.
You ought to be thrilled you got a job in the mailroom And when you get there, here's what you do: Be really great at sorting mail. ”
Randy Pausch American professor “Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won't make us happier.”
“When you're screwing up and nobody says anything to you anymore, that means they've given up on you.”
“Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I'm a great optimist. but, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst case scenario. I call it 'the eaten by wolves factor.' If I do something, what's the most terrible thing that could happen? Would I be eaten by wolves? One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist, is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose. There are a lot of things I don't worry about, because I have a plan in place if they do.”
“Its important to have specific dreams. Dream Big. Dream without fear.”
“You can always change you plan, but only if you have one.”
“Believe nothing a man tells you and everything he shows you".... (Taken from a farewell video from a dying father to his infant daughter on dating)”
“You may not want to hear it, but your critics are often the ones telling you they still love you and care about you, and want to make you better.”