Are you depressed because your highly-regulated business keeps you off social media?

Wendi Eiland’s Twitter bio

If I had a nickel for every time someone in insurance or some other highly-regulated field told me that they “can’t use social media,” I’d be rich . I’ve heard it from  lawyers, insurance agents, financial planners and bankers.

And then there’s Wendi Eiland, or @WendiEiland if you play on Twitter with the cool kids.

We sat at a small table at Water Avenue Coffee a couple of weeks ago, recalling our brief first in-person encounters: last year’s @Whiffies’ Foursquare Day tweetup and Clark Haass“Posh” Hashcapade at Gracie’s a few weeks earlier. Patrons at nearby tables must have thought we were life-long friends; we hooted and hollered, carrying on as if we’d known each other for years. Continue reading

Think Outside the Can

Chicken Apple Sausage Hash with Pancetta, Asparagus and Baked Eggs (photo courtesy of

I admit it: where video blogging is concerned I’m a scaredy-cat. It’s not that I don’t think it’s a great medium; I just don’t think it’s the best medium for me.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t get to have a little fun with video, because a couple of my clients were destined to be seen on the silver screen…well, on your computer screen anyway. Clark Haass is a great example. He took to video like eggs to hash. I am so proud of the way he chose to share his passion for foodie adventures he refers to as Hashcapades.

Think Outside the Can – – YouTube.

If you’re not hungry after watching that, there’s something clearly wrong with you.