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The Last Lecture

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This show is a discussion about the book, "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, From www.thelastlecture.com, "On September 18, 2007, computer science professor Randy Pausch stepped in front of an audience of 400 people at Carnegie Mellon University to deliver a last lecture called “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” With slides of his CT scans beaming out to the audience, Randy told his audience about the cancer that is devouring his pancreas and that will claim his life in a matter of months. On the stage that day, Randy was youthful, energetic, handsome, often cheerfully, darkly funny. He seemed invincible. But this was a brief moment, as he himself acknowledged. Randy’s lecture has become a phenomenon, as has the book he wrote based on the same principles, celebrating the dreams we all strive to make realities. Sadly, Randy lost his battle to pancreatic cancer on July 25th, 2008, but his legacy will continue to inspire us all, for generations to come." I'll talk about some of the wisdom that Randy provides and we can discuss how to make this wisdom a part of your life. This is one book that everyone should read. It is a story about living life, not dying. However, you can watch a video of the lecture (well worth watching at www.thelastlecture.com.