The Last Lecture from Randy Pausch


Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university 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. Settle in and watch the entire thing, it is worth the hour and a half of your life. Have your significant other, your kids, your staff watch it with you. Watch The Last Lecture video here: I promise you it is life changing.

If you have seen the video then you owe it to yourself to read the companion book, there is more to the back-story and you will enjoy it. Get the book here from