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The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
The Last Lecture
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A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last... show more
A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come. "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." --Randy Pausch
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781401323257 (1401323251)
ASIN: 1401323251
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages no: 206
Edition language: English
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3.0 The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If ...
Optimistic and constructive books
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4.0 To leave a manual of guidance to your little kids
This book grew out of the desperation of a computer professor, when he discovered that he had terminal cancer, and he wanted absolutely to leave a manual of guidance for his little kids. It's this fact about this book that drew me, because, in terms of parental guidance, I haven't been one of the lu...
Listening to the Silence
Listening to the Silence rated it
3.0
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Randy Pausch agreed to give the Last Lecture of all Last Lectures. Unlike every other lecture in the Carnegie Mellon series, his was in fact an actual last lecture. He and his family had already left Pittsburgh for Virginia so that his wife and children w...
Nithou's Readings
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5.0 The Last Lecture
Magnifique, touchant, plein de sagesse, une belle remise en perspective, un adieu plein d'espoir...
Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it
5.0 The Last Lecture
Such a sad, but heartwarming story.
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