Sunday, September 30, 2007

Last Lecture - Randy Pausch

I received notice of this lecture being web cast before it happened, but being busy at work I didn't take the time to watch it. The video appeared in my feed reader this evening and I've got to say it is one of the most motivational lectures from an academic that I've ever heard. It is well worth the hour an a half.

Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. - EA

I'm dying and I'm having fun, and I'm going to keep having fun every day I have left.
Because there's no other way to play it. - Randy Pausch

Watch the video here

Randy's home page.

I've been inspired.

1 comment:

Sara Gold said...

Some lessons from Randy Pausch’s last lecture that especially moved me:

1. Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things.
2. Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.
3. Never lose the child-like wonder.
4. If we do something which is pioneering, we will get arrows in the back. But at the end of the day, a whole lot of people will have a whole lot of fun.
5. Be good at something; it makes you valuable.
6. If you live your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, and the dreams will come to you.

Check out the tribute quiz on the lecture at : you can add your own questions at the end of the quiz.