"Honesty is not only morally right, it’s also highly efficient” is a popular saying that has been printed on a sign. Randy Pausch (1960-2008), a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, was diagnosed with having pancreatic cancer in September 2006; he was given a terminal diagnosis in August 2007. In September 2007, Pausch’s “The Last Lecture” (later printed in a 2008 book) included:
“Honesty is not only morally right, it’s also efficient. In a culture where everyone tells the truth, you can save a lot of time double-checking.”
Pausch’s quotation on honesty has been reprinted on many websites. Many Jimmy John’s sandwich shops have the sign with Pausch’s message.
Wikipedia: Randy Pausch
Randolph Frederick “Randy” Pausch (October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) was an American professor of computer science and human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Pausch learned that he had pancreatic cancer in September 2006, and in August 2007 he was given a terminal diagnosis: “3 to 6 months of good health left”. He gave an upbeat lecture titled “The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” on September 18, 2007, at Carnegie Mellon, which became a popular YouTube video and led to other media appearances. He then co-authored a book called The Last Lecture on the same theme, which became a New York Times best-seller.
The Last Lecture
By Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow
New York, NY: Hyperion
Honesty is not only morally right, it’s also efficient. In a culture where everyone tells the truth, you can save a lot of time double-checking.
Tell the Truth
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tell the Truth
Honesty is not only morally right, it’s also efficient.
People lie for lots of reason, often because it seems like the way to what they want with less effect.
Your only good as you word.
Posted by Tracy at 4:40 PM
Apple Seeds Quotes for Educators
By Barb Stutesman
Following are the Apple Seeds posted on the main chatboard during April 2010
04-21: Honesty is not only morally right, it’s also efficient. ~ Randy Pausch
Complex IT problems, meet old-fashioned work ethic.
Honesty is Highly Efficient
March 23, 2011
I was in a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop the other day and I saw a sign that said: Honesty is not only morally right, it’s also highly efficient. I like that. I think it’s very true. From personal relationships to business meetings to interviews to project delivery methodology – honesty is highly efficient. So is direct communication.
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