Tenacity – A Vegas Businessman Survives Brooklyn, the Marines, Corruption and Cancer to Achieve the American Dream
"Tenacity" chronicles the evolution of entrepreneur Ron Coury, a major business figure in Las Vegas, Nevada and the surrounding western states.
As Coury, a former U.S. Marine, climbed the ladder toward success, he faced a barrage of constraints including political and police corruption, bribery, death threats, accusations of kidnapping, assault, and coercion, the prospect of up to 50 years' imprisonment, and more than one opportunity to have matters settled discreetly—with a few well-placed bullets. His choices would have life altering consequences for many.
How does one retain a sense of ethics amidst an atmosphere so rife with corruption? Coury details the struggles he faced and the losses he endured in this eye-opening look behind the curtain of business during the "Good Ol' Boy" days of Southern Nevada.
About Ron Coury (Las Vegas, Nevada Author)
Ron Coury is a name that’s well-known to longtime residents and members of the business community in Southern Nevada. A former U.S. Marine, Ron has seen and done it all in his 45 years in Las Vegas. He has been a casino dealer, real estate agent, and partner in bars, restaurants, major graphics and glass companies, and several automobile dealerships. He currently serves as a board director for a number of for-profit companies and charitable organizations.
On his uphill struggle toward success, Ron faced more than his fair share of challenges involving political and law-enforcement corruption, solicitations of bribery, death threats, accusations of kidnapping, assault, and coercion, the prospect of up to 50 years imprisonment, and more than one opportunity to have matters settled discreetly—with a few well-placed bullets.
Ron's memoir, "Tenacity," is the story of the evolution of a natural-born entrepreneur and “niche finder” and an account of how Ron successfully faced and overcame every challenge. From growing up on the streets of Brooklyn in the ’60s and early ’70s to surviving the good-old-boy and wild-west business and political climate of old-school Las Vegas, this book is a testament to how his courage and perseverance enabled him to prevail against unethical, illegal, and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. On a personal note, Ron has three children and five grandchildren.