(noun, etymology Dutch from ‘boedel’: estate, possession, inheritance, stock.). 1. Crowd, pack, lot, as in ‘the whole boodle.’ 2. a. Counterfeit money b. Money acquired or spent illegally or improperly, particularly when used in bribery for political purposes. 3. Slang for money in general.

How to Know if You Are Dead or Not (Part I)

Posted on: Mar. 16, 2016  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

By now, if you are reading this I am most likely dead.  Back in July of 2014 (Autopsy: The Death of You), I said that things must change or we would all face dire consequences.  Well, I can’t say for sure what it is that got me, perhaps it was a simple as an algae […]

Financial Fairness Fridays

Posted on: Feb. 19, 2014  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, Boodle-cise, General

Only You Can Save Us from Catastrophe Perhaps you have heard about Moral Mondays (MM).  The folks in North Carolina take Monday as a day to restore fairness in government and social justice.  Now that these activists have begun to stimulate our consciousness into action, it is time to add another day to the social […]

Is Activism a Young Person’s Game?

Posted on: Dec. 19, 2013  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, Boodle-cise, General

I have often given client’s reflection exercises where each person is to imagine themselves much older and look back to today.  The change of perspective often helps to get someone to look toward the bigger picture about what makes us tick and what we truly value.  I just turned sixty years of age, so I […]

Change is in the Wind

Posted on: Aug. 6, 2013  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Corp I find myself on a great plain.  The sun is going down and it is getting windier and colder by the second.  I do have some firewood to help stay warm but if I do not get that fire lit, I and the others […]

If it’s Broke, Don’t Fix It

Posted on: Jun. 18, 2013  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

A Challenge to Millennials:  Recreate a World Where Participation Has Meaning There are a scant few who would defend that money works.  If you are one of the lucky ones for whom it is working, than you would also be one of those who are quietly doing the defending.  For the vast majority though, money […]

The Day the Music Died

Posted on: Mar. 5, 2013  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

The Great Shift Away From Economic Justice “The day of reckoning is here, we’re at the end of an era where we have Democratic spending policies and Republican tax policies.  The result has been huge deficits and mounting debt burdens.  It doesn’t work”-  David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general. Rome wasn’t built in a day, […]

Boodle-ization

Posted on: Dec. 11, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

Global Principles for a Healthy World The chip stack leader in a poker game can afford to throw their weight around.  They can play average hands and force others with average hands to retreat and they can challenge good hands and force others with good hands to fold as they play to the fear that […]

Occupy New Mind

Posted on: Oct. 18, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

This was a sign from the Occupation movement in Los Angeles.  The top of the sign reads “15 years ago we had” (Photo by Harlin Kahn) When the Arab Spring populist movement came about, it was not only about changing the type of government but also about jobs.  This translates to a demand for a […]

Financial Activism and World of Well-Beings

Posted on: Aug. 30, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

It’s official.  The financial markets have been diagnosed with bipolar disease.  Wildly down one day and then up the next (or even during the same day).  Everyone wants to know whether consumers will have the confidence to keep buying anything and everything they can find.  One day it seems we will keep buying and buying […]

Too Big Too Succeed (Part II)

Posted on: Apr. 12, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

In part I, how culture uses its large institutions may be blocking the changes needed to sustain the very institutions that we need.  We need these institutions to not only flourish but for our survival.  We used the examples of college admissions, collegiate athletics, commodities trading, and political elections.  Can we change the story of […]

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