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: 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', wasnt 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 humour, 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.
Entre el optimismo y el moralismo el libro te vende el sueño americano: ¡Ánimo, tu también puedes lograrlo!Con frases como: "Cuando entrevistaba a gente para trabajar conmigo y me topaba con un candidato que había sido águila en los scouts,
..."outs, casi siempre intentaba contratarlo" o que le gusta Superman porque lucha por "la verdad, la justicia y el estilo de vida americano". En fin, libro de buen rollo por y para la clase media.Continua...Nascondi
"Sto per morire e mi diverto, perchè non conosco altro modo per vivere"
Tante verità, tanti aneddoti, tante emozioni... già... quasi incredibile per un informatico!!! Grazie Randy... un messaggio forte ed intenso... per tua moglie ed i tuoi figli ma anche per gli "sconosciuti", che menzioni, che hanno assistito o che
..." hanno letto la tua testimonianzaContinua...Nascondi
Finally done with this book. I am always interested in reading books that inspire me to be a better person, like Mitch Elbom's books. However, I must admit that when I turned the first page of The Last Lecture, it is not quite the style I expected.
This is more a real story, from a father-and-professor, who shares his experience, learning to his students and most importantly to his kids, hoping to leave something for his kids after his death.
It is always sad to say goodbye to someone, no matter it is temporary or permanent. Reading the book sometimes make me cry as I imagine how he is saying goodbye to his family, especially when his kids are so young in their age. However, by sharing his experience, I am inspired and would like to think about how to figure out and achieve my dreams.Continua...Nascondi
If you want something bad enough, never give up (and take a boost when offered).Brick walls are there for a reason. And once you get over them-even if someone has pratically had to throw you over-it can be helpful to others to tell them how you did
...u did it.Continua...Nascondi