Short sellers have a way of rattling even the most confident business leaders. A classic of the genre is Overstock chief executive Patrick Byrne, whose crazed diatribes against investors betting on a stock-price drop include a public conference call during which he ranted about a shadowy “Sith Lord” out to destroy Overstock and his railing on a site called Deep Capture against unfair financial-media coverage. Overstock also sued his purported enemies.
"The Private Musings and Short Fuse of Elon Musk" is from the August 09, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Megan McArdle and narrated by Sam Scholl.