Unhook from the Comparison
November 22nd, 2016
1 hr 14 mins 13 secs
About this Episode
TOPIC: Your "backstage" vs. their "onstage"
This week, Merlin shares some useful thoughts (via Patrick Rothfuss) on being careful about how we compare ourselves to others.
The hosts also share some terrific listener suggestions for fantasy books for kids.
Also, Dan has strong feelings about poultry.
Links for this episode:
- Diffen - Compare Anything. Diffen. Discern. Decide.
- Diffen:About - Difference and Comparison | Diffen
Diffen lets you compare anything.
What is the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R? What is the difference between a pub and a bar? An alligator and a crocodile? What is the difference between 401(k) and IRA? Treasuries and bonds? AMD Turion and Athlon processors? How is a Pentium Core 2 Duo different from Pentium Dual Core? How does the work environment at IBM compare with working at Microsoft? How does living in Seattle compare with living in Amsterdam? What is the difference between a Plasma TV and an LCD TV? Cal Tech and UCLA? Yankees and the Red Sox?
You can find or write all these comparisons on Diffen.
- Episode 10: Throwing Away Your Shot with Merlin Mann — SMG
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- Manure Digester — Unattended Consequences — Overcast
Author Pat Rothfuss on comparing somebody else's "onstage" to your "backstage."
- Unattended Consequences
A weekly conversation between Patrick Rothfuss (Name of the Wind) and Max Temkin (Cards Against Humanity).
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