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"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." --Randy Pausch. When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, was asked to give a "last 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.
Randy Pausch is a professor of Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Mellon University. From 1988 to 1997, he taught at the University of Virginia.
Table of Contents
|The Last Lecture||p. 1|
|Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams||p. 19|
|Adventures... and Lessons Learned||p. 55|
|Enabling the Dreams of Others||p. 105|
|It's About How to Live Your Life||p. 129|
|Final Remarks||p. 199|
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