Sadly, Dr. Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon passed away this past Friday, July 25th, 2008 of pancreatic cancer.
Randy's lecture "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams", which he gave at Carnegie Mellon on September 18, 2007, became a YouTube phenomenon. It was moving and yet inspiring lecture, one of the most powerful I've certainly ever seen. And of course this is because Dr. Pausch knew he was dying.
In tribute to Dr. Randy Pausch and the countless lives his story has impacted, here again is the full lecture in which he shares, before a packed McConomy Auditorium his lessons learned and his advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.
It's 76 minutes long and well worth the entire time spent watching.