Hi there – I'm Alex Hughes, I'm a writer and technology product manager based in Nashville, TN. I’m also a current 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 overcome life’s competing demands by building strategies to focus on what’s relevant and create work that matters.
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:
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.
The Newsletter: Free access to my best content to help you master the right skills and make progress where it matters. Twice/month you’ll receive a summary of my top articles and book notes, hand delivered to your inbox.
Short Articles: Featuring the best strategies across disciplines that are relevant to your life.
Book Notes: I’ve built a reading list of 75+ 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.