The Lecture That Captured the Public Imagination: From YouTube Sensation to #1 Best-Selling Book

By now, many of you have probably seen (or at least heard about) the last lecture by Randy Pausch, a computer science professor from Carnegie Mellon University, who is dying from pancreatic cancer. Entitled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” the lecture (see video below) is upbeat and uplifting without being the slightest bit morose. And it sets an example for how we can think about living and dying. The lecture has been watched by millions on YouTube, and it serves as the basis for a new book called The Last Lecture, which is now the number one bestseller on Amazon. We’ve added the video to our YouTube playlist. If you haven’t seen it yet, give it your time. It will teach you something more valuable than anything else we serve up here. Also, you can download it on iTunes.

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