The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams - Lessons in Living (Paperback)
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The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams - Lessons in Living (Paperback)

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The phenomenal international bestseller - with over 8 million copies sold.
What legacy would you choose to leave behind for your children?
When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give 'a last lecture' lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic 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 (because time is all you have and you may find one day that you have less than you think). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.

A lot of professors give talks titled 'The Last Lecture'. Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?

In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humour, inspiration, and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9780340978504
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 14 mm


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“The Last Lecture”

This was my favourite book of 2008. It is a beautiful read and particularly helpful to those going through a period of doubt in their life. Randy's story makes you grateful to be living and hopeful about the... More

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