If you haven’t heard of Randy Pausch, you need to. Randy was a Carnegie Mellon Professor (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) who gave his famous last lecture at the university on Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium.
In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals. The significance of the lecture was that Randy was dying of cancer.
This lecture is an hour and fifteen minutes long. It is funny, touching, and inspirational. Some of you may weep.