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I run an IT Security consulting firm based out of India. We started off from scratch in 2001 when I was 21, and have offices in Mumbai, Bahrain, and UAE. The idea behind the blog is to share the stories of how we run the business, the deals we make, the deals that break, the heartburn, and the sheer joy.

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  • What is a business plan and how should I build one?
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  8. Rules for NRIs and Foreigners
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  10. Marketing on a Shoestring
  11. Website and Branding
  12. Women Entrepreneurs
  13. Templates
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Title: The Ultimate Startup Guide
Author: Kanwal Mookhey
Pages: 150
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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

How to sue AOL, anyone?

Ok, so everyone knows about the AOL controversy by now. And everyone also knows about the scary stuff people have been searching about on AOL. Besides the various avenues of misuse that this has opened up, I think one of the more fascinating aspects is the insight it gives into the times we live in. I downloaded the files and did a quick search for the term "how to", and besides the sexual terms that would be expected - some of them really bizarre - here are the one's that make you think:

Cute
how to tell if a girl likes you
how to say i like you in spanish
how to talk to a girl in 6th grade
how to ask a girl to prom
how to keep a girl from falling off the bike
how to fall in love
how to get a girl to go out with me
how to impress girls at the age of 9
how to make your crush like you
how to say you are so handsome in french
how to know if he is the one

Too late for some
how to delete aol history pages
how to delete my history
how to clear keyword search

Bizarre

how to become a private investigator
how to feed the tiger
how to apply for an audience with the pope
how to get an egg in to a bottle
how to have a heart attack

There's hope yet

how to be a good boyfriend
how to say i am sorry
how to humanely euthanize a mouse
how to make women happy
how to find yourself
how to mend a broken heart
how to let go
how to promote good citizenship
how to have a family meeting
how to be a millioniare without already being rich
how to be humble
how to be an environmentalist
how to quit smoking
how to become a social worker
how to develop employees
how to start a small business
how to balance life work family
how to treat a lady
how to get over depression
how to help someone off drugs
how to get marijuana out of your system

Sigh...
how to make your husband fall back in love
how to be popular
how to apologize
how to cope with the loss of a mother
how to be a convincing liar
how to protect on overcharging plumbing
how to leave a verbally abusive relationship
how to keep the school from druging my kid
how to kill oneself by overdosing with insulin
how to communicate with a woman
how to punish evil people
how to speak with ellen degenerous
how to live with a former stripper
how to work spells
how to earn extra cash
how to meet fairies
how to deal with a four year old who was relenctant to enter play with his classmates.
how to levitate like david blaine
how to roll a very big joint
how to kill yourself
how to tell a wife her husband is having an affair with you
how to read a book
i don't know how to love him
how to flirt
how to illegaly buy a handgun on the internet
how to get anorexic
how to tell someone to quit calling you honey and dear
how to say get lost to a married lover
how to know when you want to be married
how to cut all ties with your family
how to delete internet explorer
how to kill people
how to fake an illness injury to get workers comp or medical leave
how to hack
how to lie with statistics
how to hide drugs from a police dog
how to become anorexic
how to tell your family you're a victim of incest

And finally
how to cancel my aol service

13 comments:

Supremus said...

The last one is HILARIOUS!

Suyog

ajnabi said...

Came to your blog from Desipundit.
Read your other posts ; starting your own business was good. will come back for more reading. I hope i can start off my own, getting inspired by your blog!

sparsh said...

cudn't help but notice...there are way too many things to 'sigh...'about!and to know ppl go seraching for them:P!!!

illusionaire said...

Hahaha! Right on! The last one is the best!!! =))

Intrepid said...

Supremus, and Illusionaire: Yup, I am sure AOL will be seeing a lot more of those!

Sparsh: I know, dude. Those searches can be depressing. I haven't put the one's that were simply way too sick, but I can tell you there are many.

Ajnabi: Email me if you need ideas or anything about entrepreneurship. I am always quick to get onto the soapbox! :)

Pinkbury said...

Hilarious stuff...I would definately like to know the "how to" on some of the stuff.

Completely enjoyed this one :)

Anonymous said...

We discuss AOL users and their queries at aol.zanoza.lv.

Check these sections: identified users, funny users.

that girl in pink said...

liked the way you've categorised them!
"how to have a heart attack"! i mean, who wants to know this?!?!?

Anonymous said...

as an ex-support employee, lemme tell ya, AOL only wants yer money, hahaha. If you are an AOL member you have made a mistake... The High speed orders they offer are done illegally, same as the video professor offers prior. There is a large law suit waiting for anyone who says "I DID NOT AGREE TO THOSE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS NO ONE MADE THEM AVAILABLE TO ME WHEN I SIGNED UP" Go get a lawyer - follow through, make some weekend scratch!

Anonymous said...

Im not joking either, they caught it at there Moncton Cancada call center and POOF the program dissapeared! (and i got fired...)
Theres about 50,000 word TOS to the HSIO (high speed Internet Offer) that the phone tech is to check off "I agree and understand" on the members behalf.

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