Nice Guys Finish First!

Celebrating the winning ways of Nice Guys….By Doug Rogers

About the Author


Doug Rogers spent 25 years climbing the corporate ladder, eventually becoming president of Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, maker of well-known brands including Advil, Centrum and Chapstick. He left the corporate world in 2008 to dedicate more time to his family and to write and speak publicly about how Nice Guys Finish First! He has been married to his wife Michele for 28 years and together they have three sons ages 15, 18 and 20. When not at the office he spent his free time with his family, including 12 years coaching his sons in youth sports. He has tried to live his life under the belief that Nice Guys can, should and do Finish First! Note: To learn about Doug’s public speaking topics, click on “Public Speaker Profile.”

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  1. Susan Hunter

    March 8th, 2010 04:09 PM

    Great site, great concept; I wish you every success with this venture. Unfortunately, and I’ve said this before, you are among a dying breed. Hopefully this will serve as a reassurance to those who are among you, to stay the course. For those who have found themselves sucked into this tidal wave of parenting, may this serve as a life jacket.

  2. emily whitman

    March 8th, 2010 04:25 PM

    So excited I have been waiting to read all about Nice guys!

  3. Mike Whitehead

    March 21st, 2010 10:42 AM

    Hi Doug,
    Great to hear about what you are doing now. We were just talking about you last week when ai was facilitating a training class. I also believe that Nice Gusy Finish First. And you are, as everyone who ever worked with you with attest, are a nice guy.
    I wish you much success in the future.

  4. Doug Rogers

    March 22nd, 2010 08:21 PM

    Wow! Hey Mike, thanks for checking in! Thanks also for your comments and I hope all is well. Keep up the great work!


  5. David Tillisch

    March 25th, 2010 07:58 PM

    Doug, Thanks for doing this! It’s great to see you championing the ‘nice guy’! This message is certainly lost in the mainstream business world.

    Best – Dave

  6. Stuart

    March 11th, 2011 04:53 AM

    Love your article on “The New (and Ancient) Social Network”. A very interesting look at social networking which constantly surprises me. I am glad to see that your articles are getting published and pushed via newsletters. You will definately increase your reader base this way.

    I like your site. Must be honest, I believe nice guys usually finsh last but hey… this surely is not always the case.



  7. Richard Vaughn

    January 4th, 2012 08:56 AM

    You are spot-on about the whole Tebow thing.
    You totally nailed it, from all the relevant angles
    and the contexts from which it has occurred.
    I couldn’t have said it better myself
    (and I don’t say that often). :)
    Great job, and I look forward to more.


  8. Doug Rogers

    January 24th, 2012 07:16 AM

    Thanks for your feedback, Richard!


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