At the turn of the Millennium, Chris McGale, was one of the City’s highest paid stockbrokers at Merrill Lynch in London. He earned a million dollars a year, owned luxury property, had the love of his life, and a new-born daughter. But he wasn’t happy and was burning out fast.He was headhunted by a rival firm that looked for certain traits in prospective hires; divorced or deceased parents, the death of a sibling, or a near death experience, traits which might give someone an innate hunger for success. He was offered a golden hello contract potentially worth £3.5 million ($5m).Then in 2002, at the height of his City career, he went on sabbatical and never went back. He had burnt out, doing too much of what he called “The too muches” - a never-ending cycle of long days, late nights, booze, gambling, and the compulsion to win.He grew up with The Troubles in Northern Ireland. After an orphaned youth spent honing gambling skills, he returned to education at 18 and was fast-tracked to Queens University, Deloitte, and ultimately Merrill Lynch Investment Bank. Along the way he had a near-death car crash that took a year out of his life.The Humpty Dumpty Man is his life story.