Hi there – I'm Alex Hughes, I'm a writer and software 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.

Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of the site:

You'll notice that my work covers a range of topics including philosophy, focus, growth, and creativity. But the central theme that ties everything together is living more deliberately.

The next thing you need to know is this isn't traditional self-help, empty 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. My goal is to share these lessons, themes, and insights with you as I uncover them.

The last thing you need to know is there are two main places where you can find this information.

  1. My articles: Strategies to help you improve your focus, grow faster, and create more. At the heart of every article is a key lesson in self-sufficiency and self-awareness.

  2. My 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.

There are hundreds of articles and book notes waiting to be explored. If you want to make things easier on yourself, you can sign up below to receive my latest articles and book notes in your inbox.