The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture
Author: Randy Pausch
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-04-08
ISBN 10: 1401395511
ISBN 13: 9781401395513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lecture Book Review:

"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.

The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture
Author: Randy Pausch
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN 10: 9780316335614
ISBN 13: 0316335614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lecture Book Review:

"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.

The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture
Author: Randy Pausch
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-04-08
ISBN 10: 1401395511
ISBN 13: 9781401395513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lecture Book Review:

"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.

The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture
Author: Randy Pausch,Jeffrey Zaslow
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 0733626823
ISBN 13: 9780733626821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lecture Book Review:

'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.

Summary of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch amp Jeffrey Zaslow

Summary of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch  amp  Jeffrey Zaslow
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch amp Jeffrey Zaslow Book Review:

The Last Lecture The Legacy Edition

The Last Lecture  The Legacy Edition
Author: Randy Pausch
Publsiher: Hyperion
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-04-17
ISBN 10: 9781401324476
ISBN 13: 1401324479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lecture The Legacy Edition Book Review:

"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.

The Girls from Ames

The Girls from Ames
Author: Jeffrey Zaslow
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1592405320
ISBN 13: 9781592405329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girls from Ames Book Review:

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

The Comet the Tornado

The Comet   the Tornado
Author: Donald Marinelli
Publsiher: Sterling Innovation
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000068294762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Comet the Tornado Book Review:

An intimate look at Randy Pausch (author of the blockbuster The Last Lecture) from his friend and colleague It is impossible to pinpoint the moment Randy Pausch became a household name, but when he died, millions of people who either read or watched his last lecture on YouTube felt as if they had lost a friend. One man who actually did lose a close friend that day was Donald Marinelli. Affectionately referred to as "the Tornado” in the last lecture, Donald was the whirlwind of energy and creativity who co-founded the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University with Randy. Donald recounts his remarkable journey from Carnegie Mellon’s drama department, through the years building the ETC with Randy, to today, as he helms the center on his own and leads its worldwide expansion. Central to his story are the six years he and Randy shared an office, their differences and commonalities (they both fought cancer), and their priorities, as well as the philosophy of the ETC. Most poignantly, Don reveals what he learned from Randy, whom he describes as "a comet who burst upon the scene like an astral body . . . illuminating his secrets for living life to the fullest for millions of folks who needed such guidance.”

Time Management

Time Management
Author: Randy Pausch,Time Management,Goal Setting
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN 10: 9781517686253
ISBN 13: 1517686253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Management Book Review:

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

Professor Berman

Professor Berman
Author: Hyman Berman,Jay Weiner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781517901066
ISBN 13: 1517901065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professor Berman Book Review:

"'Professor Berman' provides a unique and conversational contribution to Minnesota history and a revealing memoir of the late University of Minnesota professor, Hy Berman, who was one of the state's most well-known and beloved political observers. The book is a collection of Berman's stories that have been gathered and curated by longtime Twin Cities journalist, Jay Weiner. From Berman's life as a young Communist to his friendship with, and political advising to Governor Rudy Perpich, from his brush with some of the 20th century's top historians to his groundbreaking lectures in 1980s China, from his close, personal understanding of Hubert Humphrey to his rejection of esoteric scholarship, 'Professor Berman' is a conversational self-portrait of the incomparable University of Minnesota historian, Hy Berman"--

Summary The Last Lecture

Summary  The Last Lecture
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gabby

Gabby
Author: Gabrielle Giffords,Mark Kelly
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-10-11
ISBN 10: 147111242X
ISBN 13: 9781471112423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gabby Book Review:

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.

The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture
Author: Randy Pausch,Jeffrey Zaslow
Publsiher: Hodder Paperbacks
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2010-06
ISBN 10: 9780340978504
ISBN 13: 0340978503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lecture Book Review:

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.

Steve Jobs Life By Design

Steve Jobs  Life By Design
Author: George Beahm
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN 10: 1137451777
ISBN 13: 9781137451774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steve Jobs Life By Design Book Review:

On June 12, 2005, Steve Jobs gave his first—and only—commencement address, to the 114th graduating class at Stanford University, an audience of approximately 23,000. They witnessed history: Jobs' 22-minute prepared speech subsequently reached 26 million online viewers worldwide. It is by far the most popular commencement address in history, framed with "three stories" that succinctly summed up the most important lessons Jobs learned in life. Life-changing lessons, he explained, can only be connected when looking back, which he had done in preparation for his talk. Steve Jobs' Life by Design starts with Jobs' own words in the text of his talk and expands outward from there. In the address, Jobs gave us the dots, but he didn't have the luxury of time to connect them. So much about his life, his viewpoint, and his personal and business philosophies were mentioned but not explained. We know what he said, but what actually did he mean? What can we learn from him? This book connects those dots. We see Jobs' life and career through his own eyes, in context, and in proper perspective. His process of looking back illuminated his life—and by doing so, he serves as an inspiration to illuminate our lives as well.

Mortality

Mortality
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: Twelve
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-09-04
ISBN 10: 1455517828
ISBN 13: 9781455517824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mortality Book Review:

On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of award-winning columns for Vanity Fair, he suddenly found himself being deported "from the country of the well across the stark frontier that marks off the land of malady." Over the next eighteen months, until his death in Houston on December 15, 2011, he wrote constantly and brilliantly on politics and culture, astonishing readers with his capacity for superior work even in extremis. Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this riveting account of his affliction, Hitchens poignantly describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us. By turns personal and philosophical, Hitchens embraces the full panoply of human emotions as cancer invades his body and compels him to grapple with the enigma of death. MORTALITY is the exemplary story of one man's refusal to cower in the face of the unknown, as well as a searching look at the human predicament. Crisp and vivid, veined throughout with penetrating intelligence, Hitchens's testament is a courageous and lucid work of literature, an affirmation of the dignity and worth of man.

Better

Better
Author: Atul Gawande
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-01-22
ISBN 10: 9781429927949
ISBN 13: 1429927941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of Complications examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in a complex and risk-filled profession The struggle to perform well is universal: each one of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives are on the line with every decision. In his new book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable. Gawande's gripping stories of diligence, ingenuity, and what it means to do right by people take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to labor and delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections, examines the influence of money on modern medicine, and recounts the astoundingly contentious history of hand washing. And as in all his writing, Gawande gives us an inside look at his own life as a practicing surgeon, offering a searingly honest firsthand account of work in a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" (Salon). Gawande's investigation into medical professionals and how they progress from merely good to great provides rare insight into the elements of success, illuminating every area of human endeavor.

The Prevention and Intervention of Genocide

The Prevention and Intervention of Genocide
Author: Samuel Totten
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1168
Release: 2008-03-31
ISBN 10: 1135925909
ISBN 13: 9781135925901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prevention and Intervention of Genocide Book Review:

This volume is comprised of over 2,300 annotations on a wide array of issues and topics germane to the subject of preventing the atrocities of genocide and managing these conflicts when they do arise. Samuel Totten brings together in one comprehensive collection the research and findings in various fields, such as political science, sociology, history, and psychology, to enable specialists in genocide studies, peace studies, and conflict resolution to benefit from the insights of a diverse range of scholars and foster an understanding of how the various components of genocide studies connect. Among the topics included are: key conventions, international treaties, and covenants genocide early warning signals and forecasting risk data bases sanctions peacekeeping missions conflict resolution the International Criminal Court realpolitik vis-à-vis the issue of genocide prevention and intervention key non-governmental agencies key governmental and UN bodies working on these important issues. In addition to the annotations, Totten frames the bibliography with a major essay that introduces the reader to the subject of prevention and intervention of genocide, raising a host of critical issues regarding the strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of various approaches germane to issues of managing these conflicts.

For the Love of Physics

For the Love of Physics
Author: Walter Lewin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-05-03
ISBN 10: 9781439123546
ISBN 13: 1439123543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Love of Physics Book Review:

“YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE” is a common refrain in the emails Walter Lewin receives daily from fans who have been enthralled by his world-famous video lectures about the wonders of physics. “I walk with a new spring in my step and I look at life through physics-colored eyes,” wrote one such fan. When Lewin’s lectures were made available online, he became an instant YouTube celebrity, and The New York Times declared, “Walter Lewin delivers his lectures with the panache of Julia Child bringing French cooking to amateurs and the zany theatricality of YouTube’s greatest hits.” For more than thirty years as a beloved professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lewin honed his singular craft of making physics not only accessible but truly fun, whether putting his head in the path of a wrecking ball, supercharging himself with three hundred thousand volts of electricity, or demonstrating why the sky is blue and why clouds are white. Now, as Carl Sagan did for astronomy and Brian Green did for cosmology, Lewin takes readers on a marvelous journey in For the Love of Physics, opening our eyes as never before to the amazing beauty and power with which physics can reveal the hidden workings of the world all around us. “I introduce people to their own world,” writes Lewin, “the world they live in and are familiar with but don’t approach like a physicist—yet.” Could it be true that we are shorter standing up than lying down? Why can we snorkel no deeper than about one foot below the surface? Why are the colors of a rainbow always in the same order, and would it be possible to put our hand out and touch one? Whether introducing why the air smells so fresh after a lightning storm, why we briefly lose (and gain) weight when we ride in an elevator, or what the big bang would have sounded like had anyone existed to hear it, Lewin never ceases to surprise and delight with the extraordinary ability of physics to answer even the most elusive questions. Recounting his own exciting discoveries as a pioneer in the field of X-ray astronomy—arriving at MIT right at the start of an astonishing revolution in astronomy—he also brings to life the power of physics to reach into the vastness of space and unveil exotic uncharted territories, from the marvels of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud to the unseeable depths of black holes. “For me,” Lewin writes, “physics is a way of seeing—the spectacular and the mundane, the immense and the minute—as a beautiful, thrillingly interwoven whole.” His wonderfully inventive and vivid ways of introducing us to the revelations of physics impart to us a new appreciation of the remarkable beauty and intricate harmonies of the forces that govern our lives.

For One More Day

For One More Day
Author: Mitch Albom
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 1401388892
ISBN 13: 9781401388898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For One More Day Book Review:

From the author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie, a new novel that millions of fans have been waiting for. "Every family is a ghost story . . ." This is the story of Charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his father--and she dies while he is gone. This haunts him for years. It unravels his own young family. It leads him to depression and drunkenness. One night, he decides to take his life. But somewhere between this world and the next, he encounters his mother again, in their hometown, and gets to spend one last day with her--the day he missed and always wished he'd had. He asks the questions many of us yearn to ask, the questions we never ask while our parents are alive. By the end of this magical day, Charley discovers how little he really knew about his mother, the secret of how her love saved their family, and how deeply he wants the second chance to save his own.

No Promises in the Wind DIGEST

No Promises in the Wind  DIGEST
Author: Irene Hunt
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2002-01-08
ISBN 10: 1101142200
ISBN 13: 9781101142202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Promises in the Wind DIGEST Book Review:

From the Newbery Award-winning author of Across Five Aprils and Up a Road Slowly comes a tale of a brave young man’s struggle to find his own strength during the Great Depression. “A powerfully moving story.”—Chicago Daily News In 1932, American's dreams were simple: a job, food to eat, a place to sleep, and shoes without holes. But for millions of people these simple needs were nothing more than dreams. At fifteen years of age, Josh has to make his own way through a country of angry and frightened people. This is the story of a young man’s struggle to find a life for himself in the most turbulent of times.