Book Title: The Last Lecture
Description: "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---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 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 obstacle...
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Bibliographic Information
Author(s): Randy Pausch
Publisher(s): Hachette Books
Publish Date: 2008-04-08
Book Pages: 224
Industry Identifier: ISBN_10: 1401395511
Subjects: Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational • Self-Help / Personal Growth / General • Biography & Autobiography / Educators
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