Tenacity: True Life Story by Ron Coury
Publisher: Las Vegas Publishing Group, LLC (Dec 20, 2018)
Category: Memoir, Las Vegas, Non-Fiction | Tour dates: Feb-Mar, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-732720-1-2 | Available in Print and ebook, 282 pages
Tenacity tells the gripping true story of how Ron Coury, a Las Vegas businessman, Marine and former Brooklynite survived corruption and cancer to achieve the American Dream. The aptly-titled memoir focuses on the determination necessary to overcome any and all unjust obstacles that may stand in the way of one’s dreams.
Tenacity chronicles the evolution of the natural-born entrepreneur, a major business figure in Las Vegas for decades. As Coury climbed the ladder toward success, he faced a barrage of constraints including political and police corruption, bribery, coercion and even death threats. Along the way, he also had a couple of offers to settle matters discreetly, with a few well-placed bullets. His choices would have life altering consequences for many.
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Review by LAWonder10:
This is an edifying, appealing memoir of an amazing man and his struggles to "beat a crooked system". I'm certain it was of even greater interest to those of us who have lived in the Las Vegas area and can relate to some of the people and instances mentioned there. At first I was confused because I knew there was no city in NV named The City of Opportunity, and felt certain I knew the only city he could be referring to. When I inquired about it, I was told a few names were changed to protect the individuals and city from negativity. With that said, it was a very interesting account of the perseverance and ethics of individuals who want to be successful without contributing to corruption.
I am intrigued that there are individuals who sacrifice so much in order to make a difference and stay true to their own values.
After years of battle "against the system" Ron Coury extended that battle energy against cancer. This battle was very touching.
The only negative comment I can make about this book is the Title. It needed more appeal, or additional wording. The "browser" would, likely, not have given it a second notice with just Tenacity as the title. The cover was eye-catching and great.
I still offer a Five Stars rating for this tale.
*This was gifted me with no requirement for a positive review. This is my honest Review.
Organizational Tricks, Tools and Tips by Ron Coury, author of “Tenacity”
Surrounding yourself with a great support team is the primary key to being organized. I've been blessed to have found two incredibly loyal and diligent people to work as my personal assistants for a combined total of more than 30 years. Rox Ann Oldham was that for me from the early 1990s until her retirement about 15 years later. During her tenure, Jennifer Medeiros joined our team and upon Rox Ann's retirement, Jennifer took the lead as my office manager and personal assistant. Jenn handles everything in my daily life, keeping me current on all financial and business related obligations. Selecting the right person for this critical position is the most valuable tool I can urge anyone to identify.
As for tricks and tips, I'd add an old school and current technological solution to the challenges of being optimally organized. Years ago, it was my daily planner that served this purpose, also known as the year’s calendar. Today, those entries are found in my cell phone calendar. Synching it with my desktop and laptop computers renders me ready and able to function from any of a number of locales. Manually entering every commitment and reminder serves to keep me on task and plan my obligations to the minute, and through the current year and the next. How often I'd glance at my calendar prior to going to sleep, only to see I had a morning commitment that completely escaped my memory from when it was first scheduled. Adding one advisory to this plan would be to set the proper reminder, whether for 10 minutes beforehand or hours prior, so as to set off an audible alarm that would remind me of the obligation and keep me on time for whatever I've committed to.
As simple as these ideas may sound, the beauty of it is as basic as it is complex. Being properly organized and reliable is necessary to achieve and maintain the heights of success we all hope to reach.
Ron Coury is a name that is well-known to long time residents and members of the business community in Southern Nevada. A former U.S. Marine, Coury has seen and done a lot in his 45 years in Las Vegas. Coury is an observational entrepreneur, a “niche finder,” in his words. With nearly every venture he has undertaken, along with various business partners, he identified operational nuances that led to enhanced levels of success with all their ventures. This mindset was fascinating to execute in a young, growing town like Las Vegas since his arrival in 1973.
Coury has worked as a casino dealer, real estate agent, founder of a limousine service and a partner in bars, restaurants, major graphics and glass companies, along with several automobile dealerships in Nevada and California.
From growing up on the streets of Brooklyn in the ’60s and early ’70s to surviving the good-ole-boy and Wild-West business and political climate of old school Las Vegas, this book is a testament to how Coury’s courage and perseverance enabled him to prevail against unethical, illegal and seemingly insurmountable obstacles along the path toward achieving his goals and dreams. Coury also chronicles his biggest challenge of all, beating esophageal cancer against the longest of odds.
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