Randy Pausch: The Last Lecture
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.
Dr. Pausch concluded his lecture with words of wisdom from his lessons learned, summarized as follows:
Loyalty is a two-way street.
Never give up.
You get people to help you by telling the truth. Being earnest. I'll take an earnest person over a hip person every day, because hip is short term. Earnest is long term.
Apologize when you screw up and focus on other people, not on yourself.
Get a feedback loop and listen to it. … Anybody can get chewed out. It's the rare person who says, oh my god, you were right. … When people give you feedback, cherish it and use it.
Don't complain. Just work harder.
Be good at something, it makes you valuable.
Find the best in everybody. … No one is all evil. Everybody has a good side; just keep waiting, it will come out.
And be prepared. Luck is truly where preparation meets opportunity.