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Life lessons from Randy Pausch

We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand
Dream big
Earnest is better than hip
Don’t complain, just work harder
Treat the disease, not the symptom
Don’t obsess over what people think
Look for the best in everybody
Watch what people do, not what they say (judge people by what they do, rather than what they say)
Get people’s attention
Always say, `Thank you!’
All you have is what you bring with you
A bad apology is worse than no apology
Tell the truth
No job is beneath you
Never give up
Be a communitarian
All you have to do is ask. Don’t be afraid to appear ignorant.

I have deep admiration and respect for people like Randy Pausch who live their life to the last minute, and before dying leave a lasting gift (in this case, his last lecture) for posterity.

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August 23, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Life and GMAT

Life’s a lot like a GMAT test, or vice versa.

It starts with questions/challenges of average difficulty. If you get the answer right, your next question will be slightly more difficult. If you get the answer wrong, your next question will be slightly easier. The underlying algorithm determines the level of difficulty of questions you are asked, based on your performance in answering previous questions. Difficult questions are weighted more heavily in scoring than easier questions. Eventually higher the level of difficulty you successfully tackle, higher the final score! 🙂

August 18, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment