I know that he wrote this for his children, and for his students. But Randy Pauch has give me set guide line for the way to live, life. And for that I say Thanks.
I really enjoyed "The Last Lecture". It was hard to remember that Randy Pausch was living with a terminal disease, such an upbeat and positive person. How lucky are we to share parts of his life through his book.
This book is beautifully written and narrated.
The author shows great dignity and spirit, as he accepts his future, and sets out to leave his young family a legacy, far more important than money. You can't help but wonder how you would handle the same circumstances.
Should be required reading for all leadership classes, Powerful speaker, a pioneering, professor who is dying of cancer, leaves a legacy that is heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. Narrated by the author, it is a quick listen that will bring you back for more. One of the best listens I have ever enjoyed
A captivating true story written to inspire a dying man's children when they get old enough to understand. Randy has so many nuggets of common sense and gems of inspiration imbedded in this book, it is hard to find adequate words to give it enough praise.
This is an amazing book that is only partly about how a major illness changes life. A beautiful series of meaningful essays; it will make you think about your priorities.
What I liked after listening to the 1.40 hour Last Lecture on You Tube; is that you received a lot of back-story to all the reasons why certain stories were told and others omitted. Only those who have faced the certainty of immanent death can truly comment on why Randy faced death with such joie de vive. Rest in peace, Randy. PS I am glad that you saw the light and got a Macintosh computer, too.
The back story is the author is dying of cancer. While your first instinct is this book is about joining him on his death march, that's a headfake, this is about joining him in his quest for life. Have specific dreams. Be ernest.
There is a lot of wisdom in this book. Great listen.