I’m sure most of you have seen or heard about this. But I just recently got the book, and I cannot wait to read it! It sounds utterly amazing.
"On September 18, 2007, computer science professor Randy Pausch stepped in front of an audience of 400 people at Carnegie Mellon University to deliver a last lecture called “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” With slides of his CT scans beaming out to the audience, Randy told his audience about the cancer that is devouring his pancreas and that will claim his life in a matter of months. On the stage that day, Randy was youthful, energetic, handsome, often cheerfully, darkly funny. He seemed invincible. But this was a brief moment, as he himself acknowledged.
Randy’s lecture has become a phenomenon, as has the book he wrote based on the same principles, celebrating the dreams we all strive to make realities. Sadly, Randy lost his battle to pancreatic cancer on July 25th, 2008, but his legacy will continue to inspire us all, for generations to come. "[/I]
One thing I know for sure is that everyone I’ve ever met that worked for Disney has the most amazing lectures and speeches, ones that you just want to listen to forever… and this is one of them.
Here’s a link to the Youtube page to watch the Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams:
Here’s a link to the Last Lecture website: