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Randy Pausch (1960–2008)

Author of The Last Lecture

6+ Works 10,051 Members 318 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Computer science professor, Randy Pausch, was born on October 23, 1960. He received his bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988. He was a member of the computer science faculty at the University of show more Virginia from 1988 to 1997 and spent a 1995 sabbatical working at Walt Disney Imagineering's Virtual Reality Studio before joining the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University. He was the co-founder of the Entertainment Technology Center and created the innovative educational software tool known as Alice that enables novices to create 3-D computer animations using a drag-and-drop interface. In September 2007, he gave a lecture entitled Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams, which was videotaped, found success on the Internet, and lead to a best-selling book entitled The Last Lecture. He died due to complications from pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Randy Pausch

The Last Lecture (2008) 10,011 copies, 317 reviews
Time Management (2008) 16 copies
Anthyaprabhashanam (2010) 2 copies
Het beste boek - 263 (2010) 1 copy

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When Randy Pauch, a computer science profesor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it was his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave-"Really achieving your childhood dreams"-wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment. It was everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.
 
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Kgomez | 316 other reviews | Jul 4, 2024 |
So good. Very inspirational.
 
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kwagnerroberts | 316 other reviews | Jun 24, 2024 |
Do yourself a favor: watch the lecture on YouTube first. Then decide if you want to read this, because 90% of the book is contained in that recording.
 
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Treebeard_404 | 316 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |
This is an excellent book that everyone should read. The author encourages everyone to live life to the fullest and to achieve their childhood dreams. Loved it!
 
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