The Hero’s Journey of Péter Kovács

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Versatility and control: I have the freedom to pick the tasks that suit my mood the best and I have really colorful things to work on over the time. And I build things.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? Finding the right balance in life: being productive, successful and spending enough quality time with the ones I love the most, while enjoying every single second of it.
What is my greatest fear? Losing someone I love.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I am who I am, a complex system of different skills, habits and traits. Noone is perfect, I accept myself the way I am.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? My co-founders and colleagues. They are my source of inspiration, my soulmates I can always lean on. I would not be where I am without them.
What is my greatest extravagance? Always being myself: does not matter if I’m talking to an important client or my son, I am always who I am, not playing roles, not acting. Some find it strange and bold, I find it effective and rewarding on a longer run.
On what occasion would I lie? If someone’s life would be in risk and that would be the only solution, I could lie very well.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Nothing. Everything I disliked I’ve already stopped doing.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? I’m sure the happiest moments are still ahead 🙂 And I have already had so many amazing moments that I can’t just pick one.
If I could, what would I change about myself? Nothing at all, I’m rather doing the best to make the best out of the person I am.
What is my greatest achievement in work? I managed to find my mission in life and partners in business and private life. And of course, my wonderful son 🙂
What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me? Being free and independent to do what really matters.
Where would I most like to live? I have been testing so many places these days to be able to tell once.
What is my most treasured possession? My family and friends.
What is my most marked characteristic? Smile on my face.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Our offices. For real!
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Our neighbourhood: Gozsdu udvar and Madách Tér in Budapest.
What books influenced my life and how? As a child: the full collection of Sherlock Holmes, Robinson Crusoe, Tom Sawyer, and many other amazing Hungarian ones.
As an adult: W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne: Blue Ocean Strategy, Daniel H Pink: Drive, Seth Godin: Tribes, Eric Berne: Games People Play. Harry Beckwith: Selling the invisible, Michael E. Gerber: The E Myth
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Michael Jackson – because that’s my son’s favourite 🙂
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Spiderman
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My family, friends and colleagues.
Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? Back to the future trilogy (if I need to pick one, then the first episode)
What role plays art in my life and work? I consider myself a social artist. For real 🙂
Whom would I like to work with in 2017? The most fun people from all over the world.
Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2017? I will meet everyone I need to – most of them I don’t even know about today.
What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on? Global Startup Awards
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? That I will work till I die 🙂
Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story? I can potentially give you couple of hundreds of names 🙂
How can you contact me?
Email is the best start. And you will find my address if you really want to reach out.

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