The Last Lecture Book
Score: 4
From 224 Ratings

The Last Lecture


  • Author : Randy Pausch
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2008-04-08
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401395513
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 5,6 Mb

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The Last Lecture Summary:

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch 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. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: 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"--wasn't 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 humor, 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.

The Last Lecture Book
Score: 4
From 225 Ratings

The Last Lecture


  • Author : Randy Pausch
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-07-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780733626821
  • Total Read : 84
  • File Size : 9,9 Mb

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The Last Lecture Summary:

'A phenomenon' SUNDAY TIMES 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', wasn't 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.

The Last Lecture Book
Score: 4
From 221 Ratings

The Last Lecture


  • Author : Randy Pausch
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2008-04-08
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401395513
  • Total Read : 64
  • File Size : 13,7 Mb

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The Last Lecture Summary:

After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, a professor shares the lessons he's learned—about living in the present, building a legacy, and taking full advantage of the time you have—in this life-changing classic. "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." —Randy Pausch 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. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull over the same question: 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"—wasn't 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 humor, 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.

The Girls from Ames Book
Score: 3.5
From 50 Ratings

The Girls from Ames


  • Author : Jeffrey Zaslow
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-04-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101222980
  • Total Read : 97
  • File Size : 19,7 Mb

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The Girls from Ames Summary:

The instant New York Times bestseller, now in paperback: a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of eleven girls and the ten women they became, from the coauthor of the million-copy bestseller The Last Lecture As children, they formed a special bond, growing up in the small town of Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eighth different states, yet they managed to maintain an extraordinary friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, the death of a child, and the mysterious death of the eleventh member of their group. Capturing their remarkable story, The Girls from Ames is a testament to the enduring, deep bonds of women as they experience life's challenges, and the power of friendship to overcome even the most daunting odds. The girls, now in their forties, have a lifetime of memories in common, some evocative of their generation and some that will resonate with any woman who has ever had a friend. The Girls from Ames demonstrates how close female relationships can shape every aspect of women's lives-their sense of themselves, their choice of men, their need for validation, their relationships with their mothers, their dreams for their daughters-and reveals how such friendships thrive, rewarding those who have committed to them. With both universal events and deeply personal moments, it's a book that every woman will relate to and be inspired by.

Dream New Dreams Book
Score: 2.5
From 4 Ratings

Dream New Dreams


  • Author : Jai Pausch
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-05-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444728125
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 13,9 Mb

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Dream New Dreams Summary:

'I asked Jai what she has learned since my diagnosis,' Randy Pausch wrote about his wife in THE LAST LECTURE. 'Turns out, she could write a book titled Forget the Last Lecture; Here's the Real Story.' DREAM ON traces Jai's experiences since Randy's diagnosis, from the constant struggle she faced as a mother of three small children, to the burdens and dilemmas that accompany the role of caregiver: navigating the steep medical learning curve; managing finances; often neglecting one's one's needs; making gut-wrenching decisions; and dealing with emotions ranging from guilt and resentment, to our greatest human qualities of compassion and love. With concrete advice woven artfully into a personal narrative, DREAM ON will resonate and appeal not only to the legions of readers who made THE LAST LECTURE a phenomenal bestseller, but also to all those who have lost -- or are in the process of losing -- a loved one.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven Book
Score: 3.5
From 258 Ratings

The Five People You Meet in Heaven


  • Author : Mitch Albom
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401388881
  • Total Read : 75
  • File Size : 9,8 Mb

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven Summary:

Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"

The Last Lecture Book
Score: 4
From 221 Ratings

The Last Lecture


  • Author : Randy Pausch
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009-05-01
  • Genre: College teachers
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 073362426X
  • Total Read : 99
  • File Size : 5,9 Mb

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The Last Lecture Summary:

On 18 September 2007 computer science professor Randy Pausch stepped in front of an audience of 400 people at Carnegie Mellon University to deliver his last lecture. At 46, Randy had been told the month before that he had pancreatic cancer and had only a few months to live. Despite his wife asking him not to lecture that day - it was her birthday - he felt compelled to do it anyway. Randy's lecture that day was called 'Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams'. It was modelled on a series of lectures where top academics are asked to think deeply about what matters to them, and then give a hypothetical 'final talk', i.e., 'what wisdom would you try to impart to the world if you knew it was your last chance?'. His talk lovingly, humorously and defiantly revealed the most important things Randy had learnt throughout his life, the wisdom that he had gathered and the message he wanted to leave his children, aged 1, 2, and 5. During the lecture, Pausch was upbeat, alternating between wisecracks, offering inspirational life lessons, and performing push-ups on stage. At the end of the lecture Randy Pausch knew he had touched his audience, they gave him a standing ovation, but he had no idea how many people would be affected by his words. Randy Pausch passed away in July 2008.

The Leader in You Book

The Leader in You


  • Author : Dale Carnegie
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-03-16
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9789390088065
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 9,9 Mb

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The Leader in You Summary:

The book focuses on identifying your own leadership strengths to get success. Leadership is never easy. But thankful, something else is also true. Everyone of us has the potential to be a leader every day. Many people still have a narrow understanding of what leadership really is. But the fact of the matter is that leadership doesn't begin and end at the very top. It is every bit as important, perhaps more important, in the place most of us live and work. The leadership techniques that will work best for you are the ones you nurture inside. The best selling book on Human relations.