Using the IPO man to teach about corporate governance

I finally bought some shares in Mike Merrill, the IPO man. I’ve been using him for years when talking about corporate governance, and finally decided to take a financial interest in him by buying some shares on his website.

I don’t expect to make any money from my “investment,” but the Wired article illustrates some important topics about real companies:

  • Having project ideas and needing funding
  • The principle of one share, one vote
  • Competing share-holder interests
  • Corporate takeovers
  • Shareholder activism
  • Short-term vs. long-term focus

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