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The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow What do you mean you haven't heard of The Last Lecture? Have you been under a rock? Go watch it immediately [ link ]. It's an hour of company time well spent.

To catch you up, each year at a series known as The Last Lecture, a Carnegie Mellon University faculty member is asked to deliver what would hypothetically be a final speech to their students before dying. For Randy Pausch, it wasn't hypothetical. The 47-year-old father of three has been diagnosed with cancer and given just a few months to live. Randy Pausch's inspirational last lecture has been viewed over 10 million times and is now a best-selling book elaborating on the theme "achieving your childhood dreams."
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