Books are expensive here. All because they are mostly imported and our currency value or lack of it rather. So finding unexpected books and at a reduced rate at that, makes for a double bonus and a real delight. I picked up three books yesterday and one of them is definitely a gem. It's the late Professor Randy Pausch's book, The Last Lecture. This book has been published in 35 languages.
On September 18, 2007, Carnegie Mellon professor and alumnus Randy Pausch delivered a one-of-a-kind last lecture that made the world stop and pay attention. It became an Internet sensation viewed by millions. To this day, people everywhere continue to talk about Randy, share his message and put his life lessons into action in their own lives.
This month marks the first anniversary of the professor's death. Randy Pausch passed away on July 25, 2008 at age 47. He lost the battle to pancreatic cancer.
CBS reported his death..
Below are some videos from YouTube for your viewing pleasure..
Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals. For more of his lectures, visit http://www.cmu.edu/randyslecture.
This video talks about the book, The Last Lecture
A shorter version of the inspirational speech on Oprah Winfrey Show
Lecture on Time Management at the University of Virginia in November 2007.
Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch