“The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch
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Randy Pausch’s book “The Last Lecture” stood out in my mind as I thought about about purpose and passion. His life embodied both, and Pausch was a great model for us all. And so I thought I would write about him and his now immortalized lecture.
A professor of computer science, human-computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pausch’s lecture was ironically scheduled as part of a last lecture series in which professors would pretend this was their final time at the dias and impart their most significant lessons. For Pausch, however, it would truly be his last lecture, as he had been diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer and given six months to live. [Read more…]