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 (Original Air Date: June 3, 2014) – Before Rick Alden built Skullcandy he just wanted to be a professional snowboarder in Colorado. Snowboarding as a sport was just emerging and he refused to ride without music, but the clunky headphones at the time annoyed him. So he dreamed up an idea for […]
The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: April 1, 2014) – Interview with Stuart Orgill, Co-Founder of Qualtrics, based in Provo, Utah. Orgill discusses Qualtric’s early beginnings, how the company handled its growth, and why Qualtrics opted to turn down a $500 million purchase offer. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (26.2MB) Subscribe: iTunes | […]
The Bottom Line – (Air date: June 6, 2017) Refugees arrive in Utah escaping political, religious or ethnic persecution. As they settle into the community, find work, and begin the process of assimilation, many refugees go on to innovate and start their own businesses. This week host Doug Wells speaks with Aden Batar, Director of […]
The Bottom Line – (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 jobs […]
The Bottom Line – (Air date: May 23, 2017) Often people have goals for their business idea or company, but don’t really know how to achieve them. Having a clear, sustaining value strategy, or a “corporate theory” as Todd Zenger coins it, is critical. Todd Zenger is Professor of Strategy and Strategic Leadership at the […]