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.


Avoiding toxic people

Avoid toxic people and toxic ideas. Run, do not walk away from them. It’s important to have the ability and willingness to exclude those things from your life. They can absolutely diminish the quality of your life. What is a toxic person? It’s all values driven. You know it when you see it.

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