Monday, August 11, 2008

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

I'm sure most of you have heard of this book. It's been a best-seller for a while. Randy was a professor at Carnegie Mellon. He was happy with his job, his wife and his kids. Then he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was asked to give a "Last Lecture" - in his case it was literal, but usually it was a lecture given by professors to share what life had taught them. This is not a long book, but it is very powerful. Randy talks about many things that resonated with me. When you begin the book you know what is going to happen, but there are many, many funny and uplifting parts to this book and very few low parts. Sadly, Randy passed away last month. He left one heck of a legacy!

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