Thoughts on issues other than the Deep Capture of the major institutions of our society. Some of these are about Overstock, and some not. It starts with early posts from the auction message board (forums.auctions.overstock.com/patrick.php ) that we migrated over to this new blog section.

Take 5 With Patrick – Essays on Unrelated Subjects

“Baghdad Bob pales in comparison to this guy” (i.e., Herb Greenberg)

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:58 pm Post subject: “RE: Baghdad Bob pales in comparison to this guy Hi Herb. One of your many admirers (as you can tell from his subject line) sent...
Patrick Byrne
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"Baghdad Bob pales in comparison to this guy" (i.e., Herb Greenberg)

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:58 pm Post subject: “RE: Baghdad Bob pales in comparison to this guy Hi Herb. One of your many admirers (as you can tell from his subject line) sent...
Patrick Byrne
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Götterdamerung of the American Mainstream Media

Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 1:03 am Post subject: Gotterdammerung of the American mainstream media Ha ha – this is a great one. An all-time classic from Joe Nocera. Below you will find an...
Patrick Byrne
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That Herd of Independent Minds: Our New York Financial Press

Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 1:14 pm Post subject: That Herd of Independent Minds: Our New York Financial Press Some seem to be noticing that my mitzvah (that is my name for my efforts...
Patrick Byrne
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Bloomberg TV’s Special Report “Phantom Shares” (later nominated for an Emmy for Investigative Journalism)

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:43 pm Post subject: Bloomberg Television SCANDAL! Bloomberg Television has produced a shocking 25 minute exposé showing how Wall Street rogues are exploiting a crack in the system to...
Patrick Byrne
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Bloomberg TV's Special Report "Phantom Shares" (later nominated for an Emmy for Investigative Journalism)

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:43 pm Post subject: Bloomberg Television SCANDAL! Bloomberg Television has produced a shocking 25 minute exposé showing how Wall Street rogues are exploiting a crack in the system to...
Patrick Byrne
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How to Handle a Corrupt Reporter

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:13 am Post subject: Answers for a Reporter Dear Reader, You may know of my efforts to expose a crime that I believe is taking place on an enormous...
Patrick Byrne
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On the Introduction of "Guides" (née "Omuse")

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:30 pm Post subject: Giving you a sneak preview: try Omuse and give me feedback Dear Auction Colleagues, We have completed the basic development of our new tab (that...
Patrick Byrne
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On the Introduction of “Guides” (née “Omuse”)

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:30 pm Post subject: Giving you a sneak preview: try Omuse and give me feedback Dear Auction Colleagues, We have completed the basic development of our new tab (that...
Patrick Byrne
2 min read

Sell-through Rates in Auctions

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:53 pm Post subject: Sell-through-rates Folks, As you know, historically our STR has been abysmally low. We charged so little for the auctions that we did not feel too...
Patrick Byrne
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