“On January 26, 2008, a 30-year-old part-time entrepreneur named Mike Merrill decided to sell himself on the open market,” says Joshua Davis in Wired, continuing»»»
He divided himself into 100,000 shares and set an initial public offering price of $1 a share.
Each share would earn a potential return on profits he made outside of his day job as a customer service rep at a small Portland, Oregon, software company.
Over the next 10 days, 12 of his friends and acquaintances bought 929 shares, and Merrill ended up with a handful of extra cash. He kept the remaining 99.1 percent of himself but promised that his shares would be nonvoting: He’d let his new stockholders decide what he should do with his life.
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