Randolph Frederick “Randy” Pausch (October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) was a professor at the Carnegie Mellon University. His subjects included Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction, but on the Internet he really became famous for his speech “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”, also known as The Last Lecture. It is a real triumph of human spirit and a true source of inspiration. Since it was uploaded to YouTube, it has been viewed over 11 million times (so far) and ABC made a special story about it.
You can buy his book The Last Lecture at Amazon. Another very interesting topic Randy was talking about is Time management. I really, really recommend you to watch the video Randy Pausch Lecture: Time Management on YouTube (or buy his book Time Management).
Thank you, Randy!