Best of Mentoring: Doug Haugh on Thinking Like an Engineer


Doug Haugh’s mentoring series is all about problem solving—the never-ending pursuit of solutions to problems and ways to do things better. As an engineer, he brings a different perspective to entrepreneurship. He and Fran discuss the importance of establishing a personal mission, the pursuit of relevance, and getting feedback from diverse sources.

In this session, Doug shares the ways his engineering background has impacted his business career, and especially in his problem solving approach. The problems of a new business are different from those of an established, growing business, and Doug discusses the attitude and approach you need to tackle any issue.

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About Doug Haugh

Doug Haugh is the President of Mansfield Oil Company, and the driving force behind Mansfield’s sales and marketing activities. He has 20 years of experience in the energy and technology industries, and has received multiple awards and honors for his work as an entrepreneur. Doug graduated Magna Cum Laude from Clemson University with a degree in Chemical Engineering, and holds an MBA in Technology Management.

GoSmallBiz offers small business consulting, CEO advice, and an extensive online learning center for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The mission of is simple – to improve the lives of its customers and give them a better chance at success. The GoSmallBiz business specialists have hundreds of years of combined business experience in both private and public companies, and represent all major industries and professions, including CPAs and specialists in finance, sales, marketing, HR, IT, and operations.