Mike Merrill describes himself as the first ‘publicly traded person’. He’s a human being and a company—all at the same time. And he has shareholders who vote on everything he does, from taking a new job to having a vasectomy. So what does he get out of such an unusual arrangement and exactly what is he trying to tell us about the modern world?
NOTE: Yes, yes, we know he’s not a real company, in the legal sense that is, but let’s just try and go with it ;-)
Mike Merrill, Publicly Traded Person.
Mike Merrill’s website (http://www.kmikeym.com/)
Atlantic article on Mike Merrill (http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/04/putting-the-i-in-ipo/309255/)