Randy Pausch is a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon.
He was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and wrote the book for us, and more importantly, for his children to know about him.
You can also watch his last lectured video.
There are 3 quotes from the book that I like a lot:
We will be 33% more efficient if we don’t obsess with what others might think.
When no one points out to you that you have done a bad job, it just means that all of them have already given up on you.
Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us a chance to show how badly we want something.
Get the book, and learn more lessons from Randy!