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Randy Pausch

Data de nascimento: 23. Outubro 1960
Data de falecimento: 25. Julho 2008

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Randolph Frederick Pausch , conhecido como Randy Pausch, foi um professor de Ciência da Computação, Interação homem-computador e Design na Carnegie Mellon University em Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, EUA e autor de um best-seller, ganhando fama com o multiaclamado The Last Lecture, livro baseado em uma palestra dada em 18 de setembro de 2007 na Carnegie Mellon University.

Pausch nasceu em Baltimore, Maryland, e cresceu em Columbia .

Em agosto de 2006, Pausch teve um câncer pancreático diagnosticado. Ele começou então um tratamento pesado, que incluía em sua maioria técnicas experimentais de quimioterapia. Porém, em agosto de 2007, ele mesmo disse que sofreu uma metástase para outros órgãos, significando que havia se tornado terminal. Ele começou então um novo tratamento em quimioterapia, com outro objetivo: estender sua vida ao máximo. Com isso, os médicos deram-lhe mais 3 a 6 meses.

Em 2 de maio de 2008, um exame PET mostrou que seu câncer se espalhou ainda mais, para alguns órgãos vitais, principalmente no peritônio e no retroperitônio, evidenciando sua piora no estado de saúde.

Em 25 de julho de 2008, Diane Sawyer anunciou no Good Morning America que Pausch havia morrido naquela manhã.

Pausch morreu em sua casa, em Chesapeake, no sul da Virgínia, ao lado de sua mulher, Jai Pausch, e seus filhos: Dylan, 6 anos, Logan, 4, e Chloe, 2 .

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„You can always change your plan, but only once you have one!“

— Randy Pausch
Context: Failing to plan is planning to fail. Plan Each Day, Each Week, Each Semester. You can always change your plan, but only once you have one!

„Your passion must come from the things that fuel you from the inside.“

— Randy Pausch
Context: You will need find your passion. Many of you have already done it, many of you will later, many of you may take to your thirties or forties, but don't give up on finding it. Right, then all you are doing is waiting for the reaper. Find your passion and follow it. And if there is anything that I have learned in life, you will not find that passion in things. And you will not find that passion in money. Because the more things and the more money you have, the more you will just look around and use that as the metric — and there will always be someone with more. Your passion must come from the things that fuel you from the inside. And honors and awards are nice things, but only to the extent that they regard real respect from your peers. And to be thought of well by people you think of more highly up is a tremendous honor I've been granted. Find your passion, and in my experience, no matter what you do at work or what you do in in official settings, that passion will be grounded in people. It will be grounded in the relationships you have with people and what they think of you when your time comes.

„The best way to teach somebody something is to have them think they're learning something else.“

— Randy Pausch
Context: The best way to teach somebody something is to have them think they're learning something else. I’ve done it my whole career. And the head fake here is that they’re learning to program but they just think they’re making movies and video games.

„Find your passion and follow it.“

— Randy Pausch
Context: You will need find your passion. Many of you have already done it, many of you will later, many of you may take to your thirties or forties, but don't give up on finding it. Right, then all you are doing is waiting for the reaper. Find your passion and follow it. And if there is anything that I have learned in life, you will not find that passion in things. And you will not find that passion in money. Because the more things and the more money you have, the more you will just look around and use that as the metric — and there will always be someone with more. Your passion must come from the things that fuel you from the inside. And honors and awards are nice things, but only to the extent that they regard real respect from your peers. And to be thought of well by people you think of more highly up is a tremendous honor I've been granted. Find your passion, and in my experience, no matter what you do at work or what you do in in official settings, that passion will be grounded in people. It will be grounded in the relationships you have with people and what they think of you when your time comes.

„This talk's not for you. It's for my kids.“

— Randy Pausch
Context: Did you figure out the second head fake? This talk's not for you. It's for my kids.

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„People are more important than things."“

— Randy Pausch
Context: People are more important than things.

„Doing things at the last minute is much more expensive than just before the last minute. Deadlines are really important: establish them yourself!“

— Randy Pausch
Context: Avoiding Procrastination: Doing things at the last minute is much more expensive than just before the last minute. Deadlines are really important: establish them yourself!

„Do not tell people how to live their lives. Just tell them stories. And they will figure out how those stories apply to them.“

— Randy Pausch
Context: Do not tell people how to live their lives. Just tell them stories. And they will figure out how those stories apply to them.

„Failing to plan is planning to fail.“

— Randy Pausch
Context: Failing to plan is planning to fail. Plan Each Day, Each Week, Each Semester. You can always change your plan, but only once you have one!

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„It is not the things we do in life that we regret on our death bed. It is the things we do not.“

— Randy Pausch
Context: It is not the things we do in life that we regret on our death bed. It is the things we do not. I assure you I've done a lot of really stupid things, and none of them bother me. All the mistakes, and all the dopey things, and all the times I was embarrassed — they don't matter. What matters is that I can kind of look back and say: Pretty much any time I got chance to do something cool I tried to grab for it — and that's where my solace comes from.

„You obviously don't know where the bar should be, and you're only going to do a disservice by putting it anywhere.“

— Randy Pausch
Context: What he said was: "You obviously don't know where the bar should be, and you're only going to do a disservice by putting it anywhere." And boy was that good advice. Because what he said was, you obviously don’t know where the bar should be, and you’re only going to do them a disservice by putting it anywhere. When Pausch spoke of "You obviously don't know where the bar should be, and you're only going to do a disservice by putting it anywhere." he was quoting the advice of Andries van Dam on challenging his students after they already completed excellent performances on their first two week assignment.

„So what is today's talk about then? It's about my childhood dreams and how I've achieved them“

— Randy Pausch
Context: So what is today's talk about then? It's about my childhood dreams and how I've achieved them — I've been very fortunate that way; how I believe I've been able to enable the dreams of others, and to some degree, lessons learned: I'm a professor — there should be some lessons learned — and how you can use the stuff you hear today to enable your dreams or enable the dreams of others. And as you get older you may find that enabling-the-dreams-of-others thing is even more fun.

„Look, I'm going to find a way to be happy, and I'd really love to be happy with you, but if I can't be happy with you, then I'll find a way to be happy without you."“

— Randy Pausch
Context: Look, I'm going to find a way to be happy, and I'd really love to be happy with you, but if I can't be happy with you, then I'll find a way to be happy without you.

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