Official Sidekick Handbook, The: How to Let Someone Else Hog the Spotlight While you Loosen Your Belt and Take a Nap by Texas Bix Bender, Too Slim
A hilarious mock self-help book, The Sidekick Solution shows readers the benefits of being second best: eating what you want, letting the ax fall on someone else, and avoiding the heavy lifting while getting co-billing. Chapters with comic book-style illustrations cover such topics as the art of the supportive guffaw; famous sidekicks, from the fairly obscure Jimmy the Hun to Ed McMahon; the delicate nuances of attaching yourself to a new hero when the old one is fired; and more.
Texas Bix Bender is the author of eighteen books, including the best-selling Don't Squat With Yer Spurs On series. He has written for television and radio shows, including Hee Haw, the Nashville Network's Tumbleweed Theater, and Riders Radio Theater. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Too Slim is the bassist for the Grammy-winning western music and comedy group Riders In The Sky. He has written for Riders Radio Theatre, Tumbleweed Theater, and various stage and TV specials. He lives near Nashville.
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A Slice of Trust depicts the purposeful balance of choice, analysis, emotion, judgment and personal courage required for exercising trust. As you join Simon the Pieman on his adventures in trust, I invite you to reflect on how you have extended trust in your organization, your relationships, your family, your world. After all, the most important story is your story. It’s a story that you create every day as you explore opportunities for trust. And it’s a story whose telling is brought to life every time you extend your trust to another, one slice at a time.
Table of Contents
6 Foreword, by Stephen M. R. Covey, Author, The Speed of Trust
12 In Which a Pieman Adopts an Unusual Business Strategy
34 The Fruits of Trust
42 Into the Marketplace
52 Sebastian’s Trust Experiment
74 Another Slice
More Slices of Trust
80 A Look at La Confiance Lucide, by Barry Rellaford
102 Appendix 1Sebastian’s Journal
104 Appendix 2The Embroidered Wisdom of Simon the Wise