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 program is produced and edited by Ross Chambless.
The Bottom Line (Air Date: December 6, 2016) – Utah has worked hard in recent years to diversify its economy and attract successful companies and good-paying jobs to the state. But the process drew attention and controversy recently with a proposed deal to lure a Facebook data center to West Jordan, Utah. What benefits and […]
The Bottom Line (Air Date: November 30, 2016) – In the early 2000s, Flying J was one of the nation’s largest and most successful chains of travel plazas and fuel stops. But the company faced dire circumstances and Chapter 11 bankruptcy after the 2008 financial crisis when fuel costs plummeted. Crystal Call Maggelet, CEO of […]
The Bottom Line (Air Date: November 22, 2016) –Sustainability for a business has to be more than solar panels and office recycling. Effective sustainability projects involve changing behaviors. Bill Wilson is the Founder and President of Sustain3, a technology firm that helps companies encourage their employees to participate in setting and achieving sustainability goals. Sustain3 […]
The Bottom Line (Air Date: November 15, 2016) – Host Doug Wells recently spoke with Clint Betts, founder and editor-in-chief of Beehive Startups, about Startup Santa, a book-drive challenge for Utah tech companies and businesses to raise books for low-income families. Betts says two out of every three Utah children living in low-income families and […]
The Bottom Line (Air Date: November 8, 2016) – The dawning age of driver-less cars are much-discussed as of late. But what’s overlooked is also the rise of autonomous tractors, mining vehicles, and robots for cleaning and security. That is the industrial future that Mel Torrie, President and CEO of Autonomous Solutions Inc. (ASI), believes […]