The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
It’s interesting to think that if a few things had gone just a little bit differently, I might have been a grad student under Randy Pausch at Carnegie Mellon. As it turned out, I never heard of him until seeing his last lecture video, and of course I had to read the accompanying book.
His advice is pretty simple really: live your childhood dreams. Easier said than done of course, but he effectively lays out how brick walls are thrown up to prevent you from reaching your goals, and how to overcome them. It’s not a self-help book per se, but I could see it getting people off their rears to change the way they’re living. For me, this means that one of these days, I’m totally doing one of those baseball fantasy camps. Yeah, it’s not quite the same as living the dream of playing in the majors, but it’s about as close as I’m gonna get at this point. Thanks Randy.
Next up is The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall.