Randy Pausch, RIP

randyOn September 18, 2007, Carnegie Mellon University professor and alumnus Randy Pausch delivered a one-of-a-kind last lecture that made the world stop and pay attention. It became an internet sensation viewed by millions, an international media story, and a best-selling book that has been published in 35 languages. To this day, people everywhere continue to talk about Randy, share his message and put his life lessons into action in their own lives.

Randy died five years ago today, on July 25, 2008, at the age of 47.  His last lecture is embedded below.  It takes just over an hour and 15 minutes to receive it all, but its lessons should last a lifetime. I highly recommend it.

Use the following links for additional resources:

Watch an “NFL Films Presents” video about Randy’s dream to play pro football.

Watch the memorial service held Sept. 22, 2008, at Carnegie Mellon and streamed live on ABCNews.com.

Learn more about “The Last Lecture,” Randy’s book, co-written by Jeffrey Zaslow. You can also order Randy’s book online.

Help continue Randy’s work, support the Legacy Fund.

Learn more about the Entertainment Technology Center, which Randy co-founded.

Watch Randy’s lectures on time management and his surprise appearance at Carnegie Mellon’s 2008 Commencement ceremony.

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