There is another: Publicly traded Mike Merrill asks shareholders to guide Jackson Gariety's promising future

File under “I can’t make this shit up.” So you know Mike Merrill, right? He’s a—potentially the only—publicly traded person. He has shareholders who vote on decisions that help him guide his life. Yes, it’s awesome. And it’s very Portland. And now? It may get a little more Portlandy. If shareholders approve his proposal.

We propose to loan our decision-making engine to Jackson Gariety for the first quarter of 2014. He is offering to post no fewer than two questions each month to help him determine his future. At seventeen years old, Jackson is about to make major life decisions that will have huge impact on his future, from where to live to what career he should pursue and whether he should complete his GED. He has agreed to abide by the shareholders decisions.

This is the first time in six years that Mike will be lending the decision making engine to another individual. It’s not exactly another IPO. It’s more like temporary transfer of power. Current voting has shareholders leaning toward approving the proposal. But there are still a few days left to vote.

And, of course, it’s never too late to invest.

For more on the proposal, see KMikeyM. And if you want to chat with Mike about it personally, he’ll probably be at the Happy Data Hour, Thursday evening.

  1. With a headline like that it seems like the follow up is, “In the end, there can be only one!” 🙂

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