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He’s Built Businesses in Energy, Tech, and Media — Now He’s Building a Next-Generation Resort in Broken Bow

Meet Max Gagliardi — founder of Mountain Fork Resort, a 140-acre waterfront development in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. 

Max is an entrepreneur who builds businesses across energy, real estate, & technology — he has a knack for finding opportunities in places others are convinced no opportunity exists.

After stumbling upon an incredible piece of land in Broken Bow, one of the hottest up and coming vacation destinations in the southeast, Max began dreaming about how he could build a next generation resort that would become a destination in and of itself.

In this episode, Max and I discuss:

  • What inspired him to start a hospitality brand 
  • Some unpopular opinions he has about the current state of the short-term rental industry
  • The biggest opportunities you see to build thriving businesses in the space
  • And what’s he learned by hosting a popular entrepreneurship podcast called “Always Be Building” 

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