Saturday, April 5, 2008

My inspiration goes mainstream

A month ago I wrote about Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University professor who was dying of terminal cancer, and his last lecture. I was completely moved and inspired by his lecture, both for its meaning and its content.

I'm happy to say that lots of people seemed to share in my feelings, and today when I opened the Sunday paper, Randy Pausch graced the cover of Parade magazine.

I'm sure when he did the lecture, he had no idea how he would touch people. Through the magic of YouTube, anyone can access his presentation.

It's a brilliant example of word of mouth marketing, as well. It's even better that Randy is hanging in there to see the effect that his words have had on people around the world.

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