Have you met Brian McDonnell from team HOT yet?
For now, let’s shine a light on Brian’s personality in this cheerful interview!
Hobbies, Interests, and Family:
I have a new hobby I am about to embark on (once I get space). I am going to start making beautiful furniture from beautiful wood from scratch and by hand. My biggest interest is my family, and racing the kids on their flickers. First child at 43, second at 45 and the third at 49. I’m 51 and was recently asked (as I was winning the flicker race with my 6 year old) – ‘WHAT AGE ARE YOU???’ by a bloke who actually looked older than me. Some oldies have no sense of fun.
What is your latest favourite business book, movie or quote?
Solution Selling by Michael T. Bosworth. It was recommended a long time ago by the then MD of Canon. This book has made me a much better sales person and a lot of money. Favourite movie is The Godfather and favourite quote anything by Oscar Wilde.
If you could choose anyone to be your life/business mentor for one year, who would you choose, and why?
I have already got 3 life coaches and I get pearls from them every day. Kids always ask why and adults are often afraid to.
If you won the Euro Millions Lotto what would you do?
I don’t do the lotto but if I won big I’d sort out the homeless crisis we have.
If you could choose 5 people to sit and have dinner with, who would they be and why?
Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra – I love that era – the music, the clothes. Tommy Cooper (mad yoke), Oscar Wilde and Salvador Dali. Wilde, Cooper and Dali would be the intellectuals while Frank, Dean and I smoked cigars and drank the whiskey.
What is the most important thing for you about being a part of Highline Office Technology?
The family feel of the company. Everyone gets along so well.
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
A lion. Lions protect their lionesses, cubs and their surroundings. They are exceptionally intelligent and brave.