Inspiration: Last lecture

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who became a YouTube phenomenon with his "Last Lecture," died Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 47.

He gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. As of today, the YouTube video has been viewed 3,241,377 times. In his moving presentation, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.

What would you do differently if you knew you had only a short time to live?

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.


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