My Posts of Yesteryear

29 October 2006

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:32 pm Post subject: Back by popular demand – my posts of yesteryear Hi folks. Sorry for the long absence: I decided to use this board sparingly, and only when I had worthwhile announcements, rather than just writing to fill up a blog (as some do). I do have some […]

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Something Hinky This Way Comes

01 August 2006

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:03 am Post subject: Something Hinky This Way Comes Dear Esteemed Guest You may know of my battle with Wall Street. I decided to write you about it. For five years whispers of an urban myth have held that certain hedge funds use an illegal trading technique to loot the […]

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Extending Our Model To Travel

13 July 2006

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:02 pm Post subject: Extending Our Model To Travel Honored Guest, I write to bring your attention to our travel tab ( http://travel.overstock.com/?CID=90884EID=20060120THH&POS=H1 ). We have kept pretty mum about it since it launched because we wanted to get all the plumbing tightened, but it is now ready for all. […]

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My Favorite Zen Story

26 June 2006

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:34 am Post subject: My Favorite Zen Story Dear Honored Guest, In a remote village in Japan there lived a Zen master named Hakuin. He practiced the pure and simple life of a monk. One day, a beautiful, unmarried girl in the village fish market was discovered to be with […]

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What is Worldstock?

08 June 2006

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:07 pm Post subject: What is Worldstock? Dear Honored Guest, Worldstock is special in a way that can best be explained with a few stories. Worldstock launched in September, 2001. In Peru, we found a small co-op of artisans making leather-and-wood furniture, and asked them to make ten Ottomans for […]

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What is Overstock.com?

01 June 2006

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:17 am Post subject: What is Overstock? Honored Client, Hello. My name is Patrick Byrne and I work at Overstock.com. Overstock is best explained through a story. I went to high school near Washington, DC. There I had a friend named, “Charlie” (a.k.a. “Chalooka”). Whatever I or other friends were […]

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How "Take 5 With Patrick" got its name

17 May 2006

How should I rename my forum? Take 5 With Patrick 58% [ 24 ] Take Five With Patrick 26% [ 11 ] Take 2 With Patrick 7% [ 3 ] Take Two With Patrick 7% [ 3 ] Total Votes : 41 Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:45 am Post subject: Your input sought I […]

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How “Take 5 With Patrick” got its name

17 May 2006

How should I rename my forum? Take 5 With Patrick 58% [ 24 ] Take Five With Patrick 26% [ 11 ] Take 2 With Patrick 7% [ 3 ] Take Two With Patrick 7% [ 3 ] Total Votes : 41 Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:45 am Post subject: Your input sought I […]

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