Hi there – I'm Alex Hughes, I'm a writer and product manager based in Nashville, TN. I’m also an advisor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center where I help guide entrepreneurs in the ideation, creation, and launch of their early-stage startups.

I help smart creatives who wonder if they’re focused on the right things build a deeper understanding of strategies they can use to recognize the right opportunities and live on their own terms.

I write about focus, strategy, and growth. But here’s the thing, I’m on the ground-floor doing the work, living these ideas, and stress testing them each day. Not just reading or writing about them. These strategies aren’t theoretical, they’re practical, functional, and relevant to your life. 

Around here, you won’t get bombarded with daily motivational emails, abstract mental models, or traditional self-help crap. I research artists, scientists, philosophers, and entrepreneurs throughout history who have created meaningful work and struggled with what it means to live intelligently and creatively.


Here’s what you’ll get:
By signing up for the newsletter, you’ll get curated, concise updates with the best strategies across disciplines that will get you thinking. You’ll still have to put in the work and fine-tune the strategy to fit your life, but I’ll get you eighty percent of the way there.

  1. 7 Strategies to Navigate the Noise: You’ll receive a free copy of my latest e-book which is all about sharpening your strategic mind, taking thoughtful action, and living on your own terms.

  2. The Newsletter: Free access to my best content to help you make progress where it matters. Twice each month you’ll receive summaries of my top articles and book notes.

  3. Short Articles: Featuring the best strategies across disciplines that are relevant to your life.

  4. Book Notes: Reading list with 80+ titles, each with detailed notes so you can dig in or discover what to read next. This is a great place to reference some of the ideas in my articles or spend time researching on your own.