Doug Wells

Co-host of Mountain Money since 2012.

Ways to Connect

  Doug and Larry's first guest is Tobie Stanger who is senior editor for  Consumer  Reports.  Seniors and their families lose billions of dollars each year to fraud. Financial elder abuse is rising fast.  Estimates of the crime’s frequency vary. A 2010 survey of seniors by the nonprofit Investor Protection Trust projected that 1 in 5 seniors had been taken advantage of financially.  In the second segment, Dana and Mark Gaunt of Vacation Lockers talk about Vacation Lockers.

  Larry and Doug’s first guest is Roger Lowenstein, author of America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve. A tour de force of historical reportage, America’s Bank illuminates the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that spurred the unlikely birth of America’s modern central bank, the Federal Reserve. Today, the Fed is the bedrock of the financial landscape, yet the fight to create it was so protracted and divisive that it seems a small miracle that it was ever established.

       In his provocative book, author Harry Frankfurt, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of On Bullshit presents a compelling and unsettling response to those who believe that the goal of social justice should be economic equality or less inequality.

 The first guests this morning are Dr. Susan Madsen, Project Director andOrin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Utah Valley University. Utah Valley University is pleased to host the Utah Women and Leadership Project (UWLP), which began in August 2013.

Mountain Money - October 26, 2015

Oct 26, 2015

Doug Wells and guest host Gunther Branham’s first guests are LaRae Wright, Lead Faculty, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, Salt Lake Community College and Casey Metzger.  The program provides businesses with a practical business and management education, business support services and access to capital.In segment two, Ted Diven, Start-up Park City. Start Up Park City is hosting a free Kick-Off Event on October 29th at the Park City Library.

In Simple Sabotage,  authors Robert M. Galford, Bob Frisch and Cary Greene revisit a list of OSS tactics designed to thwart the internal processes of organizations, with tips for wasting time  and bringing efficiency to a halt. The OSS believed that these small acts of barely detectable sabotage would wear down the enemy over time and help the Allies win the war. Frisch explains that these same behaviors are rampant in organizations today, from global corporations to PTA committees, yet people typically have no idea they are even taking place.

Hosts Larry Warren and Doug Wells's first guest is Neel Doshi, co-author of Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation. While most leaders believe culture is critical to success, few know how to build one, or sustain it over time. In Primed to Perform, Doshi and Lindsay McGregor show how to do just that.

Mountain Money - October 5, 2015

Oct 5, 2015

Doug Wells and Erik Posterneik speak with John Hagel III, Director and Co-Chair, Deloitte & Touche LLP. The name of John’s presentation at the Future In Review Conference is “Patterns in Disruption and Market Value Creation.” He will talk about Patterns in Disruption.

Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of Leadership BS - Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time, offers a hard-hitting dissection of the leadership industry and ways to make workplaces and careers work better. Pfeffer shines a bright light on the leadership industry, showing why it’s failing and how it might be remade. He sets the record straight on the oft-made prescriptions for leaders to be honest, authentic, and modest, tell the truth, build trust, and take care of others.


Today’s first guest is author E. Freya Williams.  Her book, Green Giants, examines nine companies that are merging social responsibility with wild profitability - and reveals the six factors responsible for their success.

The second guest, Mo Reeder, is with  DevMountain,  an industry-leading code / design school nestled in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains.  Founded by fellow coders, DevMountain's expert faculty love sharing their craft and empowering the next wave of programmers, designers and entrepreneurs.