THE LAST LECTURE

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THE LAST LECTURE

Life Narrative of Randy
Pausch

Really Achieving your Childhood Dreams

Introduction


Professor at CMU, Human
-
Computer Interaction and
Design.


Worked with Walt Disney Imagineering.


3
-
D Virtual Reality expert.


Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at age of 47.


Prognosis: 3
-
6 months.


The Last Lecture Series at CMU: “Journeys”.


“If you had one last lecture to give before you died,
what would it be?”


An Injured Lion Still Wants to Roar.


“Under the ruse of giving an academic lecture, I was
trying to put myself in a bottle that would one day
wash up on the beach for my children.
I were a painter,
I would have painted for them. If I were a musician, I
would have composed music. But I am a lecturer. So I
lectured
.”


“I had come to see it as the last moment of my career,
as a way to say goodbye to my
work
-
family
.”


“We can't change the cards we're dealt, just how we
play the hand.”


Contents of the Talk


His own childhood dreams and how he achieved
them.


Enabling others to achieve their dreams.


Lessons learned.

My Childhood Dreams



Being in zero gravity.


Playing in the National
Football League.


Authoring an article in
the World Book
encyclopedia.


Being Captain Kirk.


Winning stuffed animals.


Being a Disney
Imagineer
.

Being in Zero Gravity


Playing in the National Football
League


“Experience is what
you get when you
didn't get what you
wanted.”


Lesson learnt: “When
you’re screwing up
and nobody’s saying
anything to you
anymore, that means
they gave up.”




Authoring an article in the World Book
Encyclopedia.



“But sometimes when I am in library with the kids, I
still can’t resist looking under “V”(Virtual Reality)
and letting them have a look. Their dad made it.”


Being like

Meeting Captain Kirk



“And it’s really cool to
meet your boyhood
idol, but it’s even
cooler when he comes
to you to see what
cool stuff you’re doing
in your lab.”


Leadership lesson.


Winning Stuffed Animals


Being a Disney
Imagineer


“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick
walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls
are there to give us a chance to show how badly we
want something. Because the brick walls are there
to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.
They’re there to stop the
other

people.”



No one is pure evil. Find the best in everybody.
Wait long enough and people will surprise and
impress you.

-

Jon
Snoddy

Enabling Others to Achieve Their
Dreams


Graduate student
-

Star Wars


Building Virtual Worlds


“And as you get older, you may find that
enabling
the dreams of others thing

is even more fun.”


Lessons Learned


Dream big


Don’t complain, just work harder


Show gratitude


“Watch what they do, not what they say”


Loyalty is a two way street


Never give up


Share


Tell truth


Being earnest


Apologize when you screw up


Focus on other people, and not yourself


When people give you feedback, cherish it and use it.


Tigger

or
Eeyore
?


Head fakes


“It’s not about how to achieve your dreams. It’s
about how to lead your life. If you lead your life
the right way, the karma will take care of itself.
The dreams will come to you.”


“The talk’s not for you, it’s for my kids.”

Analysis


Aim: Inspire others


Style:


Humor


Quoting people who
influenced


Talks about parents,
friends, mentors and
students.


Discusses work life at
length.






Dreams


Role as educator


“The best gift an educator can give is to get somebody
to become self reflective.”


Alice
-

“The best way to teach somebody something is to
have them think they’re learning something else.” (Head
fakes)


The Last Lecture



Honors


November 19, 2007


“Dr. Randy
Pausch

Day”.


Time

-

World's Top
-
100 Most Influential People.


Randy received a letter from then President

George W. Bush

thanking him
for his commitment to the Nation's youth.


On February 4, 2009, The Walt Disney Company dedicated a tribute
plaque at Walt Disney World near the "Mad Tea Party" attraction with a
quote by Randy that reads "Be good at something; It makes you valuable ...
Have something to bring to the table, because that will make you more
welcome.“


Randy
Pausch

endowed scholarship fund at CMU.


Walt Disney Company created the Disney Memorial
Pausch

Fellowship at
CMU.


Raised pedestrian bridge at

CMU

that connects the Gates Computer
Science building and the
Purnell

Center for the Arts is named after
Pausch
,
symbolizing the way he linked the two disciplines.

PRESENTED BY:

GARIMA


SADHWI

SRINIVAS

SRISHTI

BHUTANI