Hey there–I'm Alex Hughes, I'm a writer and software product manager based in Nashville, TN. I have made a habit of taking a nontraditional path through life. Instead of checking the standard boxes, I seek out experiences that offer an opportunity to learn at an accelerated pace.
A few cornerstones of my own philosophy:
- Define yourself by what you create, not what you consume
- Life is a single player game, measure accordingly
- Embrace voluntary hardship, opt for self-sufficiency in place of convenience
- The range of virtue is found in moderation, between excess and deficiency
I started a social enterprise company in my early 20s called FarmScout. FarmScout was an interactive search tool and resource to help communities discover, engage, and grow the local food movement. Our efforts resulted in updates to more than 25% of farmers markets, nationwide, in the USDA database. I led the company from the initial concept through its successful acquisition in December 2016.
I am also a current advisor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and help guide entrepreneurs in the ideation, creation, and launch of their early-stage startups.
Writing is my method of learning and teaching, both myself and others. It helps me refine my thoughts into their most useful form. Many of my ideas have their foundations in Stoicism–a school of philosophy quite different from the modern definition of the word. I have found it to be the best tool in cultivating an unwavering sense of awareness, appreciation, and rationality.
Thanks for taking time to stop by. Feel free to reach out and introduce yourself! I look forward to chatting.