Mike Merrill lives his live as a corporation trying to increase the value he brings to his stakeholders. He has personified the interaction between people and corporations. Having shareholders changes the way he thinks, acts, and understands the world.

Mike enjoys opportunities to present his way of life as a way to reach new potential shareholders, but also to show how we are all already living “publicly traded” lives. His talks detail the real world examples of giving control of his life to his shareholders and how he has embraced “community through capitalism.”

He has spoken at TEDx, Future Congress, ideacity, Sandwich Summit and CyborgCamp, and his project has garnered a fair amount of press.

Contact Mike here to talk about speaking at your event.

Mike currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and has sold a television show based on his life to Amazon. He was previously the co-founder of a financial tech company, and before that he worked in tech, advertising, and served in the US Army.

Previous Talks

Other Events:

May 2020 – K5M Shareholder Conference: Keynote and Annual Review

May 2020 – Ethereal Summit: Personal Tokens Roundtable

Jun 2019 – Future Congress: Personal Corporatehood

Dec 2016 – K5M Shareholder Conference: Keynote and Annual Review

Jan 2016 – Portland State University: “Show & Tell” Lecture

Jun 2015 – Curiosity Club: Fun w/ Factual Failures

Oct 2014 – XOXO: The New Disrupters

May 2014 – Webvisions: Watch Your Wearables Disappear

Jun 2013 – ideacity: Contractual Romance

Sep 2012 – Ten Conf: Community Through Capitalism

Aug 2012 – CyborgCamp Portland & Seattle: Community Through Capitalism

Oct 2010 – AIA Architecture and Design Festival

Dec 2009 – Research Club: Community Through Capitalism