The Last Lecture

Author: Randy Pausch

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401395511

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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"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.
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The Last Lecture

Author: Randy Pausch,Jeffrey Zaslow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0733626823

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 7456

'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.
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The last lecture

Author: Randy Pausch,Jeffrey Zaslow

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

View: 9625

The author, a computer science professor diagnosed with terminal cancer, explores his life, the lessons that he has learned, how he has worked to achieve his childhood dreams, and the effect of his diagnosis on him and his family.
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The Last Lecture: The Legacy Edition

Enhanced with Audio and Video

Author: Randy Pausch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 1860

"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.
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Khutbatul Wada - The Last Lecture

Author: Mirza Yawar Baig

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508882831

Category:

Page: 84

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The Khutbatul Wada (Farewell Khutba) is called by that name not because it was the last Khutba of Rasoolullah(S) but because it was his farewell message to all humanity until the end of time. Farewell messages are important because those delivering them wish to state the essence of their principles; the most important aspects of what they stood for and what they want us to remember and practice. This is the message is the essence of Islam and a good introduction to what Islam stands for.
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The Last Lecture

Lessons in Living

Author: Randy Pausch,Jeffrey Zaslow

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780340978504

Category: Cancer

Page: 206

View: 7575

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', wasnt 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.
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Last Lecture, The, Enhanced Edition

The Legacy Edition

Author: Randy Pausch

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1401305083

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 4387

"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.
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Time Management

Getting Things Done and Goal Setting

Author: Randy Pausch,Time Management,Goal Setting

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517686253

Category:

Page: 54

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Time Management: Getting Things Done and Goal Setting This book is designed to help overwhelmed achievers get clarity, confidence, and tools they need to win at work and succeed at life. Get Time Management: Getting Things Done and Goal Setting now, and reach your life goals and hit them on target! Take action Today! Scroll to the top and select the "BUY" button to place an order. Tags: time management, time management tips, time management skills, prioritizing, how to manage time, how to manage your time, time management strategies, time management techniques, to do list, getting things done, getting things done pdf, get it done, how to get things done, procrastination, how to be successful, life goals, setting goals
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Lessons in Loss and Living

Hope and Guidance for Confronting Serious Illness and Grief

Author: Michele A. Reiss

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401396313

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Dr. Michele Reiss, an expert in the field of death and dying, specializes in helping clients cope with life-threatening illnesses and helping their families through the grieving process. A highly respected therapist, she counseled Randy Pausch, author of The Last Lecture, and his wife, Jai, as Randy was dying of pancreatic cancer. Now Dr. Reiss provides comfort and counsel for readers who are coping with the challenges of serious illness or grief. Through real-life examples of people who have dealt with cancer and other illnesses, she has given us a book about hope and the art of living and loving well, despite significant adversity. This beautifully written, inspiring book reminds the rest of us that time is precious, and that we should live our lives fully, generously, and with joy.
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The Bright Hour

A Memoir of Living and Dying

Author: Nina Riggs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501169351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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"Built on her wildly popular Modern Love column, 'When a Couch is More Than a Couch' (9/23/2016), a breathtaking memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' by the 38 year old great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, mother to two young boys, wife of 16 years, after her terminal cancer diagnosis"--
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Summary: the Last Lecture

Author: Abbey Beathan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781722471019

Category:

Page: 114

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The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search this link: http://amzn.to/2DPJqLR) If we were destined to perish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? How would your Last Lecture be? The Last Lecture is not about dying, it is about the dedication to overcome your obstacles and seizing every single moment of your life. You could summarize it as "carpe diem" but it's not so simple. The book is about the accumulation of the life of a brilliant man whom after facing terminal cancer, notices he is near his last lecture, the last mark he would leave. And it can be a lesson to all of us, to live like we were going to give our last lecture in order to make the most of it. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." - Randy Pausch Pausch's book is a combination of inspiration, intelligence and humor which is the reason why The Last Lecture was such a successful release. A book to encourage living our lives and continue moving forward despite how grim the situation might be. An inspirational tool to make you adopt an attitude of not giving up. A book to encourage us to leave a memorable legacy. P.S. The Last Lecture is an extraordinary book that will make you seize every moment as it is your last so you can enjoy life to the fullest. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before FREE 2 Page Printable Summary BONUS for you to paste in on your office, home etc Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search for this link: http://amzn.to/2DPJqLR "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan
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The Girls from Ames

A Story of Women and a Forty-year Friendship

Author: Jeffrey Zaslow

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592405320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

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Looks at the lives, bonds, and experiences of a group of female friends from Ames, Iowa.
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The Magic Room

A Story about the Love We Wish for Our Daughters

Author: Jeffrey Zaslow

Publisher: Gotham Books

ISBN: 1592407412

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 289

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Traces the cultural process through which American women become married as reflected by the experiences of patrons at a family-owned bridal shop in Michigan, offering insight into how the rite of passage reflects national views on marriage.
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When Invisible Children Sing

Author: Chi Cheng Huang

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414329659

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Expecting to treat some mildly ill children from the streets of Bolivia on a quick “service trip,” an idealistic young medical student gets more than he bargained for when he takes a year off from Harvard Medical School to work at an orphanage in La Paz. As he comes to know the children and sees how they live, Chi Huang is drawn deeper and deeper into their complex and desperate lives. The doctor soon realizes that to truly help these children, he will have to follow the example of Jesus: live among them, love them in spite of their brokenness, and cling to his faith in God’s goodness, even when it appears it is nowhere to be found. A true story that will inspire and challenge readers to greater faith and action.
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The Trees Have Names

A Last Lecture by Dr. Charles Hendrix

Author: Matthew Miller

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978416222

Category:

Page: 138

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"The Trees Have Names" offers a look into the life and times of Dr. Charles Hendrix, long-time professor of veterinary parasitology at Auburn University. Prefaced by a biographical essay, the book focuses on the last lecture given by Dr. Hendrix in the spring of 2016, in which he shares his thoughts on life, luck, and veterinary medicine.
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When Breath Becomes Air

Author: Paul Kalanithi

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812988418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • People • NPR • The Washington Post • Slate • Harper’s Bazaar • Esquire • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly • BookPage Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational Memoir At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. “I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’” When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both. Praise for When Breath Becomes Air “I guarantee that finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option. . . . Part of this book’s tremendous impact comes from the obvious fact that its author was such a brilliant polymath. And part comes from the way he conveys what happened to him—passionately working and striving, deferring gratification, waiting to live, learning to die—so well.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “An emotional investment well worth making: a moving and thoughtful memoir of family, medicine and literature. It is, despite its grim undertone, accidentally inspiring.”—The Washington Post “Possesses the gravity and wisdom of an ancient Greek tragedy . . . [Kalanithi] delivers his chronicle in austere, beautiful prose. The book brims with insightful reflections on mortality that are especially poignant coming from a trained physician familiar with what lies ahead.”—The Boston Globe “Devastating and spectacular . . . [Kalanithi] is so likeable, so relatable, and so humble, that you become immersed in his world and forget where it’s all heading.”—USA Today
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Author: Seth Grahame-Smith

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446571857

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness." "My baby boy..." she whispers before dying. Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire. When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House. While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years. Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.
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The Comet & The Tornado

Reflections on the Legacy of Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture & the Creation of Our Carnegie Mellon Dream Fulfillment Factory

Author: Donald Marinelli

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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Marinelli offers an intimate look at his friend and colleague Randy Pausch--author of the blockbuster "The Last Lecture."
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Gabby

A Story of Courage and Hope

Author: Gabrielle Giffords,Mark Kelly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147111242X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 3590

Adeeply personal account of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' and astronaut Mark Kelly's lives together, recounting their courtship, Ms Giffords' rise in politics, and the tragic 8th January 2011 shooting in Arizona which killed six people and gravely wounded Representative Gifford and twelve others. The book also tells the story of her recovery progress and traces Kelly's career from decorated Desert Storm combat pilot to his recent mission as the commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight.
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The American Dream

A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation

Author: Jim Cullen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195173253

Category: History

Page: 214

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The first "narrative history" traces the thread that binds the dreams and aspirations of most Americans together, exploring shared history and sacred texts--the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence--in search of the origins of these ideas.
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