The 100 / #54: Dennis Hodges

#54 Dennis Hodges Marketing Strategist Budapest, Hungary

About Dennis

Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a creative catalyst – my personal and professional lives are essentially based around looking at the world differently. I was born and raised in Kansas where the wide open spaces taught me to dream big. As an adult, I’ve lived in Denver, Chicago and Omaha, moving where work took me before moving to Budapest Hungary 11 years ago. I’m married to an amazing woman, the father of three cool kids and a grandfather of one lovely boy. For most of my career I have managed media companies, focusing primarily on marketing and business strategy. Today I run my own company, whose emphasis is on strategy, creativity and photography. I spend about half of my time on marketing strategy for media companies and half on creative projects including fine art photography. It’s all about having a vision, using the resources you have available and delivering something meaningful. Most recently I created and launched an app designed to inspire others creatively and help move their vision forward.

What one thing are you most proud of in your years so far?
To have grown older but not have grown up.

What one thing do you hope to have achieved by the age of 100?
I hope to have made it that far for starters! Also to have no regrets.

What one thing have you seen in your lifetime which has changed the world the most significantly?
The Internet – it exploded the access to information on any topic, helped re-establish and facilitate connections, made all news immediate.

What piece of advice would you give to your 10 year old self?
Don’t ever doubt yourself and say yes even more often.

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