What! I can’t run ads on this blog?

That is what I just found out about running ads from the WordPress FAQ.

If you’ve been a regular reader on my previous site – Notes On Tech, you must’ve noticed (I hope) that I used to run ads. Not that I was raking any respectable sum by any standards. All I got for running those Google ads for 6 months was just $11. Google wont even give me that unless I hit the $100 mark.

WordPress doesnt allow anyone to run ads on the blogs that they host gratis. They say that javascript is too dangerous and can bring down an entire domain. Also, any attempt to put up an ad will get the blog deleted forever. Ouch.

So this blog remains ad free :-)

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Books that I have read so far…

Here is a list of some of my favorite business books

The following books are in line for reading: Blue Ocean Strategy, The Intelligent Investor, Fooled by Randomness

Currently reading – The Long Tail

I am currently half way through “A The Long Tail” by Chris Anderson. I have followed his blog extensively and so now reading the book is just like recalling a lot of things that he mentioned on the blog.

In a nutshell, this is what the Long Tail is all about:

The theory of the Long Tail is that our culture and economy is increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number of “hits” (mainstream products and markets) at the head of the demand curve and toward a huge number of niches in the tail.

The long tail image