Tenacity & Resolve: A Sales & Marketing Titan's Story of Tribulations, Victories, and Love
By Daniel Reed and Lauren Oujiri
A compelling story of a man rejected by his mother as a young boy and then shuffled among relatives around the country growing up. He made his first real money as a kid shoveling snow for ten cents a day, didn’t finish high school, made $1.10 an hour in his first job, and did hard labor jobs. He had many enterprises that failed and were successful, experienced personal tragedy, and lived and worked all over the United States.
Through all the successes and failures, he ultimately became a force in his industry, a sales and marketing visionary and expert in the funeral and cemetery business. He curiously also had numerous chance encounters throughout his life with politicians, celebrities, and sportsmen of his day. Most importantly, he never gave up on himself or love, finally retired at 87, and continues to lead a life of integrity and fun.