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Meet the Man Who Sold His Fate to Investors at $1 a Share →

Fascinating article about a guy who decides to become a publicly traded person. Shareholders vote on pretty much every big decision he makes.

Then, on August 10, 2008, Merrill asked the shareholders to decide whether he should get a vasectomy. He didn’t tell McCormick that he was going to bring them in on it. As the CEO of himself, he simply wrote a note to his shareholders explaining his position on the subject. “Children are a financial drain,” Merrill wrote. “The time investment of raising a child is immense. The responsibility is epic. The impact on future projects would be drastic. In light of these factors, it makes sense to reduce the chances to nearly zero and have a vasectomy performed.”

Wow. Buy your shares at KmikeyM.