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The Last Lecture
— 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 c...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
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
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
For those who are not familiar with this 2008 bestselling ...more
I suppose a reader can'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
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
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
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
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.
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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Sepertinya menarik, tergeraklah saya untuk mengambil buku ini, kebetulan ada satu buku yang terbuka bungkusnya lalu saya baca kata pengantarn ...more
I very much like that fact that it is a book basically about being positive and being effective and is by an author exactly unlike the author of the Secret.
I would suffer immensely if I had to read a book (the Secret) about how I should visualize something and then it will happen and that this is a great secret only known to abraham lincoln and some famous ancients, revealed now for the first time to a broader audience. I model that as basically taki ...more
Here is the last lecture of professor Randy Pausch, a terminally ill cancer patient and married father of three young children.
This book, which expands upon the actual lecture viewable on YouTube, is essentially a love letter to his wife & kids. One would need a heart of stone to be unmoved by Mr. Pausch's plight and his earnest desire to express his love for his family. But the "last lecture" (and the book by the same title) is/was a public event. And illness by itself, though it might con ...more
Did his book inspire me? Impart anything more than one cliche' after the other? Was it moving, deep, poignant, intelligent? No to all of the above. Did the book, which was supposed to be about achieving your childhood dreams, live up to what it said it would? No. I ...more
Oh my god. what can i say about this book? is it a book? no it is not,, it is a life and self awareness guide, heart breaking, motivating real stories , it is just the kind of books that u cannot write a fair review about!.
Everyone have to/must to read it. it should be a curriculum!. It is the life lessons that if u miss u will ruin your life!
Just read it, i am really speech less.
At a time when many would be bemoaning their fate, he preaches the joys of life and finding meaning in every moment. He doesn't feel remorse, regret or give us the feeling he considers himself a victim in any way. Instead he talks of the adventure of life itself, taken in the moment ...more
|Highly motivational... It give's you a reason to think....!||3||24||Oct 23, 2014 11:24AM|
|If you haven't read _______, you should.||5||74||Jun 09, 2014 02:18PM|
|This book was definitely. a good one!||7||52||May 14, 2014 05:19PM|
|How did Randy inspire you?||11||168||May 14, 2014 05:12PM|