Randy Pausch Last Lecture:Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

I spent a good part of today evening listening to Randy Pausch- Really Achieving your child hood dreams. I came across this extraordinary speech in the most unexpected of ways. I was listening to one of the recorded lectures of my MBA finance professor which has been uploaded on you tube by some junior. As the ‘you tube’ back-end logic would have it, it also showed a couple of other lectures. I was fascinated with the title – last lecture by Randy Pausch and while the long one and a half hour video look an infinite time to load because of my godforsaken internet connection, I decided to search more on Randy Pausch.

As wikipedia would carry it –

Randy Pausch(October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) was an American professor of computer science and human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He learned that he had a terminal case of pancreatic cancer in September 2006. He gave an upbeat lecture entitled “The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” on September 18, 2007 at Carnegie Mellon, which became a popular YouTube video and led to other media appearances. He then co-authored a book called The Last Lecture on the same theme, which became a New York Times best-seller. Pausch died of complications from pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008.

It a memorable lecture and I strongly recommend everyone to see it. I am attaching the link for your reference.

 

 

As the lecture draws to an end, I was so much in emotion and awe for his energy, dynamism and good sense of humor. Watching the video with the knowledge that it gets delivered by a person who knows death is imminent and yet retains the passion is a lesson for all of us.

 

Prithwish

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2 Responses to Randy Pausch Last Lecture:Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

  1. Niraj Tralshawala says:

    The book is good too. What moved me is the spirit with which Randy Pausch approached his lecture. That is for me the essence of the video and the book.

    Cheers

    Niraj

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