Randy Pausch made a difference. He was a Computer Science Professor at Carnegie Mellon who died of liver cancer at 48. Before he died, Randy left a heartfelt video full of inspiration for us all to appreciate. More importantly, however, was his message to his wife and three kids.
The most memorable quote from the video is when people ask Randy what’s his secret to obtaining tenure so early. Randy responds, “Call my office at 10 o’clock on a Friday night and I’ll tell you.”
Why more young folks don’t come in first and leave last I don’t understand. If you’re not showing your work ethic and inquisitive spirit from the get-go, you aren’t going places. Unless you know everything, work longer than everybody else, work harder than everybody else, succeed like nobody else!
Thanks to reader suggestions, we’re spending the $500 on more kids, rather than less, and in piece-meal amounts. Our local recreation director mentioned they just got a $1,000 grant and suggested we look at a higher traffic center such as the one in Chinatown, so we did. $200 down, $300 to go!
FAVORITE RANDY QUOTES & POSTS OF THE WEEK