I had a friend in high school whose parents didn’t let him do anything. In other words, he couldn’t get drunk on the weekend and do stupid kid things.

(we’re getting to guns, don’t worry)

Low and behold, when he went off to college, he went wild with drinking and…


Life doesn’t always go according to plan.

This evening I was supposed to write. Instead, I went out to dinner and drinks with my wife.

Do I regret it?

Abso-fuckin-lutely not.

Life is a game of sacrifice.

Every moment, you’re sacrificing what you’re not doing for what you are doing.

That’s fine.

This evening, I sacrificed writing to spend time with my wife. Time we’ll never get back.

At the end of the day, if my wife and I are looking at each other side-by-side on our death bed, we’ll be glad we spent that evening together instead of cutting it short to go home and work.

Sometimes when we are faced wIth tough decisions in life, we must ask ourselves: What really matters to me?


Girard said that imitation is inevitable. So who should we imitate?

And it’s just not a question of who to imitate, but how to imitate them, as well.

If you’re trying to figure out your career path, and you look up to someone who happens to be a chess grandmaster…


Why go to grad school?

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A lot of Harvard MBS students would say investment banking. It’s practical and lucrative.

But on a scale of ”doing it for the money” to ”investment banking is my passion,” where do you think most of them land? …


I think it’s fairly safe to say that my greatest misjudgement in life (thus far) was religion.

I was a curious kid (and still am), so when I started going to Sunday school I would ask my Mom a ton of questions about church. In particular, I would ask about…


I’ve seen countless articles and tweets on the topic of “good writing.” So and I have a question:

Who the hell gets to decide what good writing is?

Is there a writing god reviewing all the work put into the world, determining what’s good and what’s trash? If there is…


I think we can learn a lot from quirky and intelligent people. One such person is Tyler Cowen.

On David Perell’s podcast recently, Tyler was asked about obscure topics ranging from ice cream preferences, to how he learns, to where he likes to sit at concerts.

Like myself, Tyler likes…


As Mr. Krabs says, “the money is always right!” He’s not entirely wrong — there’s something to this.

In 1998, Derek Sivers started a company called CD Baby, a music distribution company for artists. In building the company, he asked himself:

What does a company need to be successful? …


You know who plays hockey? Hockey players.

Know who cuts hair? Hairdressers and barbers.

Who designs furniture? Furniture designers.

That’s all you need to know to start a habit and stick with it.

I’m kind of kidding, but not really. Not really at all.

I recently listened to the hailed…


The biggest thing I’ve taken from the Ship 30 for 30 program thus far is establishing a daily writing habit. Hands down.

I’ve been thinking a lot about producing versus consuming lately and I’m glad to be producing regularly. I am going to continue to hold myself to writing every…

Andrew Schutt

I’m just a curious little rhino. Host of The Andrew Schutt Show.

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