The Bottom Line focuses on the human story behind building and running a successful company in Utah. The personal journey of its founders and leaders, the hard work, the tough decisions, the temporary setbacks and the occasional lucky breaks that all weave together to become part of the company’s fabric – its culture and its voice – that ultimately leads to the team’s success. Our goal is to bring the audience along on an intelligent, thought provoking conversation that is more about the journey than the destination.
Host Doug Wells is a financial advisor and past entrepreneur who enjoys discussing both the joys and challenges of building a successful company. Doug is currently a Vice President and Member of Investment Committee with Albion Financial Group. Doug earned an MBA from Stanford University and a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University. He also co-hosts a program with KPCW, in Park City, called Mountain Money.
The Bottom Line – Chris Gibson, Co-Founder and CEO of Recursion Pharmaceuticals. You may have heard of Recursion Pharmaceuticals in the media for its push to create 100 drug treatments in 10 years, focusing first on cures for rare diseases. The company’s approach is to combine drug repurposing efforts with artificial intelligence. Chris recently sat down with […]
The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: October 17, 2017) – Case Lawrence tapped into pent-up adrenaline, but didn’t fully realize it. When he built SkyPark, his first extreme recreation park near Fresno, CA. in 2011, “everyone thought I was crazy” he says. But now, “this whole ninja warrior movement is so much bigger than people understand,” he […]
The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: April 18, 2017) – Brian Nelson is a technology visionary and entrepreneur, and owner of Extech Ventures. He recently sat down with Host Doug Wells to discuss the gamut of emerging technologies and trends including virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and blockchain, and to what degree these technologies may be […]
The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: April 25, 2017) – The Void is a new “virtual reality” center in Lindon, Utah. The company also has locations in New York City and Dubai. Host Doug Wells spoke with co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer James Jensen, about the work that went into creating this new entertainment venue […]
The Bottom Line – (Original Air date: May 30, 2017) While the Wasatch Front is thriving, rural Utah is hurting. For generations many rural Utah communities have mostly depended on the extraction of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) for local jobs. But this dependence has proven painful over the last decade. Disappearing coal […]