Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Words of Wisdom #quote

Quotes always amaze me. And inspiring quotes rejuvenate and keep me going. I want to share this particular quote which i first came across in the movie "The world's fastest Indian". The protagonist in the movie quotes these words of Theodre Roosevelt. Simply amazing lines filled with wisdom.

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"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."- Theodre Roosevelt

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Randolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch   (October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) was an American professor of computer science and human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pausch learned that he had pancreatic cancer in September 2006, and in August 2007 he was given a terminal diagnosis: "3 to 6 months of good health left". He gave an upbeat lecture entitled "The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" on September 18, 2007 at Carnegie Mellon, which became a popular YouTube video and led to other media appearances. He then co-authored a book called The Last Lecture on the same theme, which became a New York Times best-seller. Pausch died of complications from pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008.(Source-Wikipedia)

In this moving presentation, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talks about lessons he learned and gives advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.



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