Triberr, JakeB, Randy Pausch, Life Lessons, and Servant Leadership

Randy Pausch, Really Achieving You Childhood Dreams




For the past few days, I’ve really enjoyed reading and commenting on the blog posts at The JackB. Here’s a few that I liked: Japan Wishes It Was Godzilla, Profanity and Children, and Whiny Bloggers Quit Because It Was Work. Jack is a talented blogger/writer that I discovered through the beta app called Triberr. Check out Jack’s blog.

This blog post is not about Jack. This blog post is about Randy Pausch. I mention Jack and his blog because Jack’s blog introduced me to the story of Professor Randy Pausch.

Randy Pausch

According to Wikipedia and the Randy Pausch Update page:

At the age of 47, former Carnegie Mellon University Professor Randy Pausch died of complications from pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Jai, and their three children, Dylan, Logan, and Chloe.

I want to share Randy Pausch with you because Randy made a difference. It’s a difference that continues to unfold after his death. I believe that it is a difference that will continue for many more years.

Beyond Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center which Randy founded with Don Marinelli, an impressive accomplishment, Randy’s wisdom will inspire you.

Professor Randy Pausch was a servant leader. And he continues to be a servant leader – even if he is not with us in body and smile.

Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

In his last lecture, Really Achieving You Childhood Dreams, Randy shares joys, lessons and dreams with the world. It was a talk about how to live well. It was a talk for his children to carry in their hearts though their lives. Professor Randy Pausch gave his last lecture at the Carnegie Mellon University on Sept. 18, 2007.

There’s important lessons shared in this last lecture. Among them, he speaks about challenges. He calls them, brick walls.

The brick walls are there for a reason. 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, Randy explains.

There’s other life lessons too in Randy’s last lecture. But I will leave them to be discovered by you.

You can watch Randy’s last lecture here:

At last check, there are 13,019,873 views and 48,466 likes of this video. I believe the numbers strongly recommend Randy’s last lecture. But don’t forget to add your like when you, just as i did, come away from this video… uplifted.

Stan Faryna
23 March 2011
Bucharest, Romania

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About Stan Faryna

Mr. Faryna is the founder and co-founder of several technology, design and communication companies in the United States and Europe including Faryna & Associates, Inc., Halo Interactive, and others.

Stan Faryna served as a Global Voices author and translator. Global Voices is a non-profit global citizens’ media project founded at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a research think-tank focused on the Internet’s impact on society.

His political, scholarly, social and technical opinions have appeared in The Chicago DefenderJurnalul NationalThe Washington TimesSagarSaptamana FinanciaraSocial Justice Review, and other publications.

Mr. Faryna also served as editor-in-chief of Black and Right (Praeger Press, 1996), a landmark collection of socio-political essays by important American thinkers including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.


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5 Responses to Triberr, JakeB, Randy Pausch, Life Lessons, and Servant Leadership

  1. thestylegent says:

    Great post Stan, I have heard this series of lectures before. Very inspiring, thank you.

  2. TheJackB says:

    Thank you for the mention. Pausch really was inspirational.

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