The Last Lecture
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 giv...more
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For those who aren't aware, Randy Pausch was a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University. The university has a tradition of inviting professors to give a lecture where they pretend that it is their last chanc ...more
yeah, everyone is raving about this guy...
Five star attitude... the author gets diagnosed with terminal cancer. He refers to this as "an engineering problem" (understated and true) has 3-6 months to live, tops. Has 3 small children (ages 6 and under)who will never know him. he was scheduled to give a "last lecture", ya know, how to live your life as if you were dying... (irony) and he writes it in such a way that it's a celebra ...more
I think that we're all here for a reason and have stories to tell. How fortunate for us all that Randy had the time and ability to tell his particular story.
I recommend this book for fans of memoirs, computer engineering and heart-felt narratives. I listened to the audiobook and it was excellent.
Then, once I finished the book, I looked up Randy's actual las ...more
Randy Pausch, the author, was one of those people who became wildly popular in 2008 thanks to the internet. He was a popular professor at Carnegie Mellon and was invited to give a “last lecture”, a tradition of sorts where a professor is urged to give a specially prepared lecture as though it were the last s/he were to ever give. And so they are encouraged to break down all t ...more
This is typical 1980's individualistic, unreflective advise on how to succeed in life. Alas, Professor Pausch does not realize that he was born white, male, middle income, in exactly the time in the 20th century where he could avoid confronting WWI, WWII, the depression, Korea, Vietnam, urban riots of the 1960's, the ...more
Suffice to say that this is human beings at their best. You might not agree with all of Randy's lessons, but he tells you from the get go that this is what he thinks and he did it all for his kids.
Towards the end I cried because there really isn't another word to describe the whole thing but genuine. The book was published when he was still alive, but I read it when he had already passed away so it was even more hear ...more
رندی پاوش با خودش میگه خیلی ناراحت کننده هست که نمی تونم پیش بچه هام باشم و در زنگی هدایتشون کنم، به همین خاطر مطالب آخرین سخنرانیش رو طوری تهیه می کنه که مجموعه کاملی باشه از درس ها و اصول ...more
For those who are not familiar with this 2008 bestselling ...more
This is about as emotionally charged and spiritually powerful as you may expect, the author is exploring territory that we all face, but he was at the edge of existence when he put this together. Randy Pausch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had months to live, from this perspective he ...more
I suppose a reader can't ...more
حين قرأت وصية بقراءة كتاب المحاضرة الأخيرة .. بادرت للشراء لثقتي بذوق من وصاني باقتنائه .. والحق أنني وجدته أجمل مما توقعت بمراحل !
راندي بوتش .. إنسان يعيش أيامه الأخيرة وهو محاضر جامعي في جامعة كارنيجي ميلون أصيب بمرض سرطان البنكرياس وأخبر أنه لن يعيش أكثر من ستة أشهر بالكثير .. دُعي لإلقاء محاضرة " أخيرة " وأعد لها كما لم يعد ل ...more
I read this because I am doing continuing coverage on the author, a Carnegie Mellon University professor who is dying of pancreatic cancer and who gave a last lecture that has been viewed on the Web by more than 6 million folks.
For what it is -- essentially an expanded version of the lecture about his life story and his advice on how to live a fulfilling life which can all be read in a sitting -- it ...more
I was surprised by the vividness and vivacity of the writing. The pages kept turning as if by themselves, and I was disappointed that the book ran out so soon.
Authentic and practical wisdoms ...more
As far as I'm concerned, this guy is a hero. He was happy, and yet he achieved so much. He was diagnosed with cancer, and instead of just letting it put him down, it was a motive for him to leave this last lecture, a lasting legacy.
I do recommend that everyone read this book.
It was more than a lecture ! and it's not fair to write a review about this great work .. Actually it was an every day's lecture ..
I was completely in , I cried with him and laughed with him, I was amazed by his courage, faith and pride , I liked how he decided to help his wife in raising the kids after his death .
he was a gre ...more
I kind of felt like he presented his life lessons as if they were grand revelations, unheard of and earth shattering ... but I found myself struggling to see the sense in some of them. Keep $200 in my wallet? With the frequency that I lose my purse and my inability to even keep a $200 float in my bank account ... not likely to happen.
Besides, he didn't really follow through with the whole childhood dreams thing. ...more
A few nights later, a guy who took the seat next to me on the train home was reading the book Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow put out based off his lecture. I gave it a few glances out of the corner of my eye and d ...more
قد يتبادر هذا السؤال على ذهنك بعد قراءة كتاب “المحاضرة الأخيرة” لـ راندي بوتش، البروفيسور في علوم الحاسب والبرمجة في جامعة كارنيجي ميلون الذي رحل عن عالمنا في يوليو 2008 بعد إصابته بسرطان البنكرياس الذي انتشر في جسمه وأمهله أشهراً قليلة ليحدثنا فيها عن حياته وطفولته وأحلام طفولته وإنجازاته الكثيرة التي حققها في فترة زمنية بسيطة!
راندي بوتش الذي كانت أحلام طفولته أهم ما يملك، وهو بذلك يشكر والديه الذين ساعداه على أن يحلم! كيف استطاع أهل راندي بوتش جعل ابنهم يحلم ويتمكن من تحقيق ...more
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