This is the story of Mike Merrill who sold himself on the open market in 2008. Yes, you got me right: Merrill divided himself into 1,00,000 shares and set an initial public offering price of $1 a share. I know it’s quite difficult to believe but the more you read about Merrill and his life, the more you would be in awe. He has had numerous stock holders since then who make the decisions for his life: both professional as well as personal because they own him and they want to reap the maximum benefits from their entity. The article that I am referring to featured in Wired.com and amused me to the extent that I decided to share it with all of you. It definitely is a good read and it won’t un-interest you (for the lack of a better word); it will literally hook you up to Merrill’s life and this whole procedure where a person offers himself out there in the share market. This is so peculiar and yet so enthralling.
Please read this because it is worth your ten or fifteen minutes and once you’re done, think about it: Can you ever let strangers regulate your life and possess you? I am sure most of us can’t be like that, but Merrill can be, may be. Go ahead and click below: