I Am Zander Nethercutt

I Am Zander Nethercutt


Zander Nethercutt


Zander Nethercutt


How would you describe yourself in 60 words?

I don’t generally trust the reasons people give for the things they do. This frames most of my worldview; I think most people are reacting and post-rationalizing until they die. I find this to be a fascinating way of thinking about the world.

What do people not realize about you until they’ve known you for a while?

That I cover a cynical interior with an optimistic exterior.

What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?

I color-code my apps on my phone.

What new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?

Making my bed every morning.

Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by?

Everyone has two reasons for doing what they do: a good reason and the actual reason.


What is the book you’ve given most as a gift, and why?

Amended to what book would I have liked to have given most as a gift: Alchemy, by Rory Sutherland. It’s a fascinating look into human behavior through a marketer’s lens.

What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life?

I bought this beanie last year at a golf course for like $30 and it has kept me warm so many times. So probably that.

What about the Junto excites you most?

I’m sick of anticipating being questioned out of envy. Really sick of it. Like “why are you writing that?” I hate that question. I know the people who are asking it well enough to know they don’t give a shit about the answer; they just want to make you feel bad for “doing” something.

So hoping I can find a community here that supports this shit.

If any of my answers resonated, I’d love to hear from you. You can shoot me a note here.

Zander Nethercutt