Succession Stories

153: Discovering The Hidden Secrets Behind A $37 Million Exit, Max Lewis

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Host Laurie Barkman welcomes Max Lewis, entrepreneur and author of “Who Is Max Lewis?” Max shares what led to the eventual sale of his company for $37 million. 

From selling mangos as a child to amassing millions by exchanging propane tanks, Max beat the odds and became one of America's ultra-high net-worth individuals by 36 years old. Through persistence, hard work, and a willingness to learn from mistakes, he tactfully planned for nothing less than success.

It’s also about a family in business that fell apart as a family business. For 18 months, Max was literally locked out of his business by his brother.

Max’s story is about forgiveness, resilience, and the power of faith. There are lots of pivotal moments in our lives. Which ones will stand out to transform your entrepreneurial journey? 

His message is that extraordinary success is within your reach—when you're willing to put in the work. 

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