Randy Pausch’s Childhood Dreams and Inspirational Last Lecture

    Over lunch today I learned about the death of Randy Pausch (Carnegie Mellon page) and his last lecture. Curious, I was able to Randysept18talkposterread some of the headlines and view part of his now famous presentation from Carnegie Mellon September 18, 2007.

    Having learned just weeks before that he had about 6 months to live, his lecture is moving and uplifting. Unlike today’s commercial, so-called inspirational, karate-kicking charlatans, this one comes from the heart and will leave a long lasting legacy, especially as he intended for his children.

    Watch how he wins over the audience in less than 3 minutes.

    He reveals his “deathbed conversion”. I won’t give away the punchline but it’s good.

    The world would do well to have more like Randy Pausch.

    Here’s the YouTube of his last lecture… a great way to start the weekend!

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    • Loni Kao Stark

      <p>I finally got a chance to watch this video clip and it was only after watching the clip did I realize that this is part of a lecture series given by thought leaders. The premise of the lecture series is that each speaker is suppose to give a lecture as if it was the last lecture they would ever give in their entire life. In Randy's case, it was ever more profound because it turned out to be his last lecture. </p> <p>Enjoyed it. Exceeded my expectations. Thanks for pointing it out.</p>

    • Loni Kao Stark

      I finally got a chance to watch this video clip and it was only after watching the clip did I realize that this is part of a lecture series given by thought leaders. The premise of the lecture series is that each speaker is suppose to give a lecture as if it was the last lecture they would ever give in their entire life. In Randy’s case, it was ever more profound because it turned out to be his last lecture.

      Enjoyed it. Exceeded my expectations. Thanks for pointing it out.

    • Loni Kao Stark

      I finally got a chance to watch this video clip and it was only after watching the clip did I realize that this is part of a lecture series given by thought leaders. The premise of the lecture series is that each speaker is suppose to give a lecture as if it was the last lecture they would ever give in their entire life. In Randy’s case, it was ever more profound because it turned out to be his last lecture.

      Enjoyed it. Exceeded my expectations. Thanks for pointing it out.