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The Resource The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture

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The Last Lecture
Title
The Last Lecture
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Summary
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."—Randy Pausch 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. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: 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? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal 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. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, 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
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  • Zaslow, Jeffrey
  • Pausch, Randy
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
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The Last Lecture
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316407861
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Last Lecture
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f99049c0-9b45-4259-97d8-f224cac5067b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316407861
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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