I bumped into a friend this past weekend and I heard that he was dealing with the death of his father. I asked him if he had ever heard of the the book The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. He had not. And since I consider this person a very well read person it surprised me. I decided to start a personal poll and ask those that I bumped into, if they had read or heard about the book. Most had not.
Randy was a dynamic professor at Carnagie Mellon who had a family with three small children when he heard that he had a particularly virulent form of cancer and only had 6 months to live.
Here’s ABC Special about The Last Lecture and below is the actual lecture.