The Last Lecture.

Jeffrey Zaslow , Randy Pausch


In Circulation

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: 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 didnt 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, wasnt 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 humour, 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.

What will you learn from this book


1. Be good at something because that makes you valuable.  Have something to bring to the table, which will make you more welcomed.

2. You will not always get what you want. When you don’t get what you want, you get experience.

3. Never underestimate the importance of fun. Choose to have fun.  Have fun even while doing something you don’t like.

4. Never lose your child-like Wonder.

5. Be a good team player. Work and play well with others. You can’t reach your goal alone.  Tell the truth, be earnest, apologize when you screw up, and focus on others, not yourself.

6. Never give up. Never ever!

Language English
ISBN-10 0340977736
ISBN-13 9780340977736
No of pages 205
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Two Roads
Published Date 17 Apr 2008

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Author : Randy Pausch

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