The Last Lecture

书名:The Last Lecture
作者:RandyPausch
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ISBN:9781401323257
出版社:Hyperion
出版时间:2008-4-8
格式:epub/mobi/azw3/pdf
页数:224
豆瓣评分: 9.2

书籍简介:

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.

作者简介:

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." –Randy Pausch Randy Pausch was a professor of Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Mellon University. From 1988 to 1997, he taught at the University of Virginia. He was an award-winning teacher and researcher, and worked with Adobe, Google, Electronic Arts (EA), and Walt Disney Imagineering, and pioneered the non-profit Alice project. (Alice is an innovative 3-D environment that teaches programming to young people via storytelling and interactive game-playing.) He also co-founded The Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon with Don Marinelli. 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? Dr. Pausch delivered his "Last Lecture", titled Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams, at CMU on September 18, 2007. His last lecture was extra-special, as it was conceived after he learned that his previously known pancreatic cancer was terminal. But the lecture he gave 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. During the lecture, Pausch was upbeat and humorous, alternating between wisecracks, insights on computer science and engineering education, advice on building multi-disciplinary collaborations, working in groups and interacting with other people, offering inspirational life lessons, and performing push-ups on stage. His "Last Lecture" has attracted wide attention from media in the United States as well as around the world. The video of the speech became an Internet hit, and was viewed over a million times in the first month after its delivery. Randy lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on July 25th, 20008.

书友短评:

@ serendipity !!! @ Beatrice贝 Let's turn the spark of enthusiasm of our lives into fireworks! @ cranberries 看的是演讲视频,精彩绝伦。最后场面非常令人动容。大家都应该来看看。 @ ditto Randy带给我的是典型的正面人生:积极、开放、风趣、温暖。 @ Vanina Vanini Really achieving your childhood dreams @ _iaalaf_ So sad that today’s US, even those people from top colleges, are too far gone to understand his noble wisdom @ 橘子 看这本书的时候,正值自己非常焦虑的时期。但随着和Randy的深入对话,我越发觉得那些烦恼都不再重要了。我要做的,是更加做一个积极乐观的人,活在当下,努力做好每一件事,但又不要忘记享受生活带来的美好。我们总是需要别人来提醒自己,生命最本质的东西是什么。是庸人才自扰,而“大家”们早已引领自己走向想要的人生。 @ 枫霁 #木木木子之阅读 总算在多年之后,实现了同读一本书的心愿~ @ activegalaxy Inspiring, inspiring, inspiring @ 壞人 十年前看的,很精彩。

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