Jonny Cornish
Trying to go to bed a little less dumb than I woke up, every day. Aspiring to have the same can-do-attitude as my dogs (Murphy & Ralphie).
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NYT Write-Up
barriers to entry
For the first time in years, investors have become pessimistic on the main drivers of NYT’s business model – its digital news subscriber potential & its digital news pricing power. This write-up examines base rates for both of these drivers.
Unit Economics & Cohort Retention Curves
cohort retention curves
Churn cannot be reduced to a single number because customer retention is a curve, not a constant.
24 min read
What's Priced In?
Valuation
Stock prices are the clearest and most reliable signal of the market’s expectations for a business’s future performance. Ignore them at your peril!
10 min read
Scale Economies Shared
Flywheel
Scale Economies Shared businesses have a flywheel because their competitive advantages increase as the business grows larger, making it harder and harder for competitors to offer as much value to customers.
39 min read
Online Marketplace Businesses
Flywheel
Marketplace businesses offer one of the most durable competitive advantages available in the business world: network effects. The best marketplaces deliver value to all parties involved in the transaction (often creating Money Out
What Makes Stocks Go Up?
Investing
If you read the title of this and are hoping for a magic formula that mints money, then read no further. You’re not going to find what you’re looking for in
The Scientific Method in Investing
Investing
Would you rather have the fifty most important pieces of information when making an investment decision, or only the five most important pieces of information? Most people would say fifty – more is better
The Nature of Content: New York Times vs Netflix
Investing
How does the nature of content impact long-term margins at media businesses? All else equal, the more durable your content, the less you need to continually spend on content creation. Let's explore that.
Network Health
Investing
Network Health is a way of thinking about the edges of a network and trying to understand what is the health of those nodes in terms of (a) the positive/negative feelings those nodes experience & (b) the positive/negative experiences that those nodes create for other nodes.
The Evolution of Gaming
gaming
Gaming has evolved from single player games that were solely designed for and solely charge the players, to increasingly social games designed for both players and the audience. Where is the future going?
A Summary of 'How to Lie with Statistics' by Darrell Huff
statistics
How to Lie with Statistics was written in 1954 but is even more relevant today than it was at the time of writing. As such it is truly ‘anti-fragile’. This book is great
The Customer Value Proposition of the Cloud
cloud
The cloud is a great example of why it is often beneficial to turn your fixed costs into variable costs. Concurrently some players are emerging as scaled champions from having this be a fixed cost.
11 min read
When Fixed Costs Turn Variable
Investing
What happens when a variable cost turns fixed? What happens when a fixed cost turns variable? Let's explore.
The Seven Deadly Sins at Tinder and PokerStars
Investing
Investors want to know why customers use a company’s products/services. Often this is referred to as the ‘customer value proposition’ or the ‘customer ROI’. The Seven Deadly Sins helps us understand situations where that value proposition isn't entirely rational.

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