But then over-indulgence seems to be a McKinnon trait. When I tracked him down to one of his offices last week (he has a nice number at Hambros with secretary, and full use of a library), he told me he likes to keep two days clear a week for other activities, which include a spot of light gardening and improving his linguistic skills.
But he seems unable to restrict himself to one language at a time. 'I am learning French and Italian at the moment,' he says, 'and trying to understand a little bit of German.' He says he already has a smattering of Spanish but would like to improve that too. Now what was that about being a jack of all trades?Reuse content