The Last Lecture

"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…

Submitted:Apr 20, 2008
Author:Randy Pausch
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3 diggs • 0 comments • Aug 3, 2008

The Last Lecture; a great book

A must read

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The Last Lecture (Book) - by Randy Pausch

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.