Who was Randy Pausch?
Randy Pausch was a professor of Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on September 2006, at the age of 46. He gave a speech at Carnegie Mellon University on September 18, 2007 titled,"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" or best known as "The Last Lecture." His speech went viral on YouTube. He talked about his childhood dreams, lessons he learned, and from time to time gave advice. He also joked around and made people laugh.
Here are some power point slides from his speech, my favorite being "the brick wall," lesson. On his book, he talks about how his wife was his biggest "brick wall," lol.
Randy Pausch passed away on July 25th 2008, 3 months after the publication of the book, "The Last Lecture." I recommend everybody to grab a copy if you can :)