24/8 Book Club

24/8 sends heart felt condolences to the family of Randy Pausch
August 7, 2008, 2:40 pm
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This quiet, yet distinguished man went from being a professor, dad and husband to a celebrity courtesy of the traditional “Last Lecture”, delivered at Carnegie Mellon University last September. In Pausch’s case this was to be his last lecture as he had just found out that he had but a few months to live. 

Pausch, a professor in computer science at Carnegie Mellon, delivered his lecture to a full house.  He had a special audience in mind when deliverying this lecture, his children, he hoped they would view this one day.  Instead, 10 million people across the world viewed it courtesy of its being posted on the internet. 

Enter journalist, Jeffrey Zaslow who collaborated with Randy Pausch to expand the “Last Lecture” into a book with the same name.  So many of us have read the book and many more will.  Thank you Randy for sharing of yourself, especially at a very private time in your life.  You have taught us so much by your actions, strength and grace. 

To Randy’s family, our deepest sympathies are extended at this time.


Randy Pausch
April 10, 2008, 9:33 am
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is a name hard not to recognize and with very good reason. This is beloved Carnegie Mellon professor that is dying and has launched a country into profound wonder at his strength and words of wisdom he leaves for the rest of us. 

If you have not had a chance to read the book by Professor Pausch, you really should. To me it was a call to action to enjoy the life you have.  That even if everything is not going your way you have the opportunity to live more and see and create changes, Randy Pausch does not. 

If you had the knowledge you were dying and the forum in which to make your last lecture, what would you say? To see the last lecture video of Randy Pausch you can do so at the link below.  This is a book that should be on the bookcase for anytime you have doubts about the life you are leading. http://www2.oprah.com/health/oz/oz_20071022_350_106.jhtml?promocode=HP23