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Links26 Sep 2007

This has been floating around the ‘net for a little while so maybe you’ve already seen it, but if not, I encourage you to watch it. Carnegie Mellon computer science professor Randy Pausch, recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, gives his “last lecture”, titled Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams. It’s a moving lecture, and it’s also really good advice.

Google video version.

One Response to “The Last Lecture of Randy Pausch”

  1. 29 Oct 2007 at 2:56 pm Sara Gold

    Some lessons from Randy Pausch’s last lecture that especially moved me:

    1. Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things.
    2. Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.
    3. Never lose the child-like wonder.
    4. If we do something which is pioneering, we will get arrows in the back. But at the end of the day, a whole lot of people will have a whole lot of fun.
    5. Be good at something; it makes you valuable.
    6. If you live your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, and the dreams will come to you.

    Check out the tribute quiz on the lecture at http://www.mystudiyo.com : you can add your own questions at the end of the quiz.
    http://www.mystudiyo.com/activity.php?act=558

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