Achieving your childhood dreams

An important part of moving ahead and growing your career is to be very conscious of what it is that you really want and then knowing how to pursue it. One of the best and certainly the most moving lecture I’ve ever seen on this subject is by Randy Pausch.

Essentially it is a lecture by a man who knows he is only a couple months away from his death and has only the truth to tell you. Very touching and very educating.


Randolph Frederick “Randy” Pausch (October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) was an American professor of computer science and human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pausch learned that he had pancreatic cancer, a terminal illness, in September of 2006. In September 2007 he gave an lecture entitled “The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” at Carnegie Mellon. The lecture became a hit on YouTube. He then co-authored a book called The Last Lecture on the same theme, which became a New York Times best-seller. Pausch died of complications from pancreatic cancer in July, 2008.

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Randy Pausch, last lecture

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