Author: kmikeym

  • Meet The Man Selling Influence Over His Personal Life Decisions

    Meet The Man Selling Influence Over His Personal Life Decisions

    In an age of constant connectivity, it’s not uncommon to crowdsource a decision, asking friends, family and strangers on the internet for advice on mundane choices. But Mike Merrill has taken this idea to its logical extreme. In 2008, Merrill launched KmikeyM, a corporate-alter-ego-slash-trading-platform, where investors can purchase stock that gives them voting power over […]

  • The World’s First Publicly Traded Human Goes NSFW

    The World’s First Publicly Traded Human Goes NSFW

    By Leah Sottile For almost 10 years, Mike Merrill has sold shares of his very existence. Now he and his 600-plus shareholders are hoping an erotica scheme will boost his sagging stock price. If you really knew Mike Merrill, you would know that it is very un–Mike Merrill–like to lie bare-chested on the floor with his best […]

  • KmikeyM Launches Kickstarter for Ghostwritten Crowdsourced Fanfic

    KmikeyM Launches Kickstarter for Ghostwritten Crowdsourced Fanfic

    This will be a work of self-published ghostwritten crowdsourced crowd-funded faux-autobiographical erotic fan fiction. The ghostwriters have written a prologue and we’ve come up with the first set of questions for the backers. What happens next is based on your choices. The smallest details, biggest plot points, and how explicit the book is…. The story […]

  • The Publicly-Traded Person Moves To Los Angeles

    The Publicly-Traded Person Moves To Los Angeles

    Decisions with shareholder input, but without shareholder vote. I’m moving to Los Angeles. I accepted an offer to become the majordomo of Sandwich Video. While this would normally be a time for high-fives and champagne, as a publicly-traded person there is some disappointment that such a massive and life-altering decision was not put to a […]

  • My Attempted Ether Binge

    My Attempted Ether Binge

    “There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge.” Hunter S. Thompson In 2015 I was excited about crypto and I wanted some ether, the digital currency that powers Ethereum. We live in a consumer society, I thought, how hard can it […]

  • 💀 How It Ends

    💀 How It Ends

    One of the big differences in being a publicly traded person vs. a publicly traded company is that while a company can live forever I will die. My younger brother, and shareholder, is the beneficiary of any of my assets should I die. His instructions are to work with Aaron (the architect of the site) […]

  • 🗳️What is a “Shareholder Vote”

    🗳️What is a “Shareholder Vote”

    There are two ways that shareholders control me. First is by my stock price. Every morning when I wake up I say, ‘Alexa, play my flash briefing’ which includes the HBS Management tip of the day, the weather forecast for Los Angeles, and my stock price. When the stock is up I feel great, and […]

  • 📉 How to Sell Shares

    📉 How to Sell Shares

    Selling shares is easy, but withdrawing funds is a manual process. Sell shares on the market Request funds (send email to Funds will be sent via Venmo, Square Cash, or whatever solution works best

  • 📈 How To Buy Shares

    📈 How To Buy Shares

    Buying shares is easy, but it takes a number of small steps. You have to have an account, then deposit funds into your account, and then purchase from the market. Create an account Deposit funds Buy a share Creating an Account Select “Open New Account” from the top navbar Choose a username, enter your email, […]

  • 🎮 How To Play

    🎮 How To Play

    Itching to have some shares and start voting? There’s no better way to learn than to simply buy some shares and get started! And if you still have unanswered questions this section will help you catch up on anything you’ve missed. Overview Most of what you need to know about KmikeyM can be gleaned with […]