BottomLine_SquareThe 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.

Doug 3Host 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 airs every Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:30 am.
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The program is produced and edited by Ross Chambless.

How to Get People to Eat Bugs, and Like It

The Bottom Line (Air Date: February 14, 2017) – How do you launch a sustainable food revolution? Perhaps it requires a good story, and lots and lot of crickets. When Pat Crowley realized he could make a better energy bar using “cricket flour” for protein, he knew he’d encounter the ick factor. Eating bugs simply […]

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She Tech Explorer Days

The Bottom Line (Air Date: February 24, 2017) – Sara Dansie Jones joined Doug Wells recently to chat about the upcoming She Tech Explorer Days happening at three different locations throughout the state this spring. – March 3 at Utah Valley University – March 31, at Weber State – April 21, at Dixie State University […]

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The Shortcomings of the Sharing Economy – an Interview with Steven Hill

The Bottom Line (Air Date: January 24, 2017) – Millions of Americans love using Uber, Lyft, Taskrabbit, Airbnb, Upwork and many other disruptive startups that comprise the emergent “sharing economy.”  But political writer and lecturer Steven Hill argues that people working for these businesses are paid less and are losing the certainty, security, and benefits […]

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The Rise and Fall, Then Rise Again of Sportsman’s Warehouse

The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: July 15, 2014) – Stuart Utgaard is the former CEO of Sportsman’s Warehouse.  Utgaard originally purchased the company in the mid 1990’s and grew the company rapidly from a single Utah store to a national chain with 73 locations in 33 states.  At its peak in 2007, his stores […]

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Energizing Students with STEM through Tiny Satellites

The Bottom Line (Air Date: January 10, 2017) –Today’s satellites are smaller, more powerful, and cheaper than ever before. They’re also even accessible to school children. Sunny Washington, is President and co-founder of Ardusat, an educational technology company that partners with the private satellite company Spire Global that assembles, builds, and launches very small cube satellites. […]

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