Business Lessons from Randy Pausch's Last Lecture

The Carnegie Mellon professor's book and talk were meant as life lessons for his children, but the advice applies to business as well

Like millions of people, I watched the video of Randy Pausch giving his "last lecture" at Carnegie Mellon. Pausch, who is dying of cancer, created a lecture that offered life lessons (BusinessWeek.com, 11/21/07) as a guide for his children when they grow older. I developed an even greater appreciation for Pausch's wisdom after reading his book, The Last Lecture, and realizing many of the lessons can be applied to business leaders, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and managers in how they interact with customers and employees.

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