Think back to when you really, truly thought about something. Are you thinking? When did you last really examine an issue? Sure, we all examine websites, programs, logs, hits, trends, designs and other companies. But what about thinking in existential terms? What about transforming yourself through thinking? Well, in just "eight easy steps" you can live a richer life through some serious thinking! The guests at the Let's Talk Business Network's meeting on Wednesday, January 12 were privy to hear some of these steps of John Chaffee, Ph.D. and author of "The Thinker's Way: 8 Steps To a Richer Life." His book not only helps you analyze yourself and improve your ability to think critically, etc. but he addresses how in a time when our lives are getting so face-paced and crowded with technology, news and constant stimulation that it is important to TAKE TIME and sift through matter. I went home and began pouring through this book and "The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women," which I was turned onto by the well-networked and ebullient Christine Harmel of Interactive Resources. This book is about strategy, tactics and subtle weapons. Aha! A critical thinker and strategic tactician--watch out Silicon Alley!