Category: KmikeyM

  • 📧 Build Week 2024

    📧 Build Week 2024

    Last year we made a bunch of changes to the main page, to how you can buy shares, created new alerts, and started experimenting with Policy Votes.  This year the focus is on building out features to make KmikeyM more sustainable, including adding the new Membership Shares proposal that passed with 81% approval.  Due to some availability constraints we’re…

  • Playing With Corporate Control

    Playing With Corporate Control

    After the success of the Membership Shares proposal let’s look at how corporations use share classes to maintain total control of their companies. After looking at Meta and Alphabet I was curious how much control Zuckerberg actually has. So I made a chart of all the shares of Meta and the corresponding voting power. 83%…

  • 📧 Membership Shares

    📧 Membership Shares

    Well, hello shareholders but mostly non-shareholders. I have 1,194 shareholders but there are 3,582 people subscribed to this list. I expect many of those people have created an account on KmikeyM, and some may have bought and sold in the past, and maybe they’re just waiting for the price to drop… but the majority of…

  • 📧 New Policies For Shareholder Control

    📧 New Policies For Shareholder Control

    As part of an ever-refining attempt to perfect experiment with my own process as a publicly traded person I’m updating the Policy Votes! The idea behind Policy Votes is “always-on” votes that change based on new information. Every three months I’m going to highlight these polices and encourage updates (and also add new ones!). Work projects are kicking back…

  • 2024 Q1 Policy Votes

    2024 Q1 Policy Votes

    At the beginning of 2023 I started to experiment with “always on” policy votes. These votes represent some aspect of my life that is controlled by shareholders, but rather than a single vote the votes can shift and change at any time. I wrote about the start of this experiment with the launch of my…

  • Project Vote: if/come Podcast

    Project Vote: if/come Podcast

    We want to make a podcast that shows you how a Hollywood television writer constructs a pitch, and all the work that goes into it, and all the ups and downs that follow. if/come [ if / kuhm ]a type of deal common with Hollywood screenwriters and producers who are developing new material where there is…

  • 2024 Preview

    2024 Preview

    📜 Introduction The main theme of 2024 is profitability. After a year of dipping into savings I need to make and save money. I’d ideally like to do this via projects that relate to KmikeyM, or at least use the skills I’ve developed with KmikeyM. And as part of that I’d like to spend more…

  • 2023 Review

    2023 Review

    I started 2023 with a lot of excitement, and while I accomplished a lot I ended the year feeling a bit disappointed and reserved. It’s easy for me to make big plans and it’s a lot harder to look back and try to understand why things didn’t happen. A Quiet Year The two biggest endeavors…

  • Mike Bucks

    Mike Bucks

    A friend wanted to encourage betting on the dice game threes during their birthday party. Knowing that betting on dice is more exciting and attractive when playing with physical currency I thought I’d bring a bunch of extra one dollar bills and “sell” them to people using Venmo. But the bank was closed on the…

  • 2023 Third Quarter Review

    2023 Third Quarter Review

    Spent a big chunk of Q3 in Portland and wrapped season 1 of Hamburger Business Review. Overall it was a slow and steady quarter with a few weeks spent getting over COVID and feeling the impact of the writer’s strike (which finally ended). Updated my Agile Resolutions for October and started to think a lot…

  • 📧 What KmikeyM Is For

    📧 What KmikeyM Is For

    What is KmikeyM? Over the last 15 years it has evolved into a global community of people who are interested in the intersection of finance and personhood. That is, we recognize the awkward, almost existential necessity of living in the overlap of economic systems and personal autonomy. This kind of mindset is not easy! Generally…

  • AAR: HBR Season 1

    AAR: HBR Season 1

    We’ve finished season 1 of Hamburger Business Review, a shareholder endorsed project (74%). Ten episodes of discussion about a Harvard Business School case study on McDonald’s. Closing the season I feel a growing expertise about the fast food industry, somewhere right on that edge of realizing how much I don’t know. This is an AAR…