Tim Koogle

Tim has been an entrepreneur and business executive for over 25 years. He was the sixth employee of Yahoo! Inc. and its Chairman and CEO from 1995 to 2001. During his tenure, BusinessWeek twice named him to “The Top 25 Executives of the Year” list. Tim now spends his time serving as an investor and board member of early stage companies and philanthropic organizations. His main focus is El Banco, a luxury community he has developed in Punta Mita, Mexico. He and his wife Pam live in northern California as well as San Miguel de Allende and Punta Mita, Mexico.


Importance of being secure

I think that many of the most destructive human tendencies probably are spawned by insecurity. Anger directed at others, the need to show that you are smart, imposing excessive amounts of one’s personal control or sense of order on everything….all of these largely result from personal insecurity. So, I think it is vital to work on eliminating the source of any personal insecurity. And, I think it is important to stay very clear about what is in one’s control and what is not. In fact, I think that the world is a lot more interesting place and presents many more opportunities when you’re not trying to impose your will on everything.

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