Time Management Tips from Randy Pausch

The following is a summary of notes from Last Lecture (book) and Randy’s lectures online at this link  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTugjssqOT0

  1. Time must be explicitly managed, like money.
  2. You can always change your plan, but only if you have one.
    1. Make to-do lists
    2. Make the tasks small
  3. Spend your time on the right things
  4. Develop a good filing system
  5. Rethink the telephone
    1. Make sure that we can minimize our idle time by for example, work while being left on hold during a customer service call.
  6. Delegate
    1. Delegate tasks to others, make them happy and make yourself happy.
  7. Take a time out
    1. It is not a real vacation if you are reading email or calling in  for messages.
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