Randy Pausch’s Stuck Moment as a Reluctant Adapter

| October 18, 2011

His stuck moment: Pausch was at the height of his teaching career at Carnegie Mellon University when he received a terminal cancer diagnosis, with three to six months of good health left. 

He gut-checks his belief: To deal with this life-altering news, he called upon what he did best: teach. Pausch conducted a “Last Lecture” about achieving your childhood dreams. 

Unstuck result: Just before his death, a book based on his speech became a New York Times bestseller. 

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