Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Photo by Rick Lineberger

Out to Lunch Entrepreneurs

Escape My Room

Games started out in the real world - remember hide'n'seek and later, paintball? Then games and gamers migrated to video, onto the web, and now guess what? We're back playing games in the real world.

The international fad for being locked up in a room with strangers, friends, or co-workers is called "Escape" games and people are playing them from China to Chinatowns.

andrew preble

In New Orleans Andrew Preble is pioneering the craze with a game called Escape My Room. In this version of the game players have to know something about New Orleans history to get themselves out of the room.

barbara fleischer, aaron beam, andrew preble, peter ricchiuti


On this episode of Out to Lunch, Andrew pitches his game to the show's host Peter Ricchiuti and Peter's guests, business ethicist Aaron Beam and workplace spirituality expert Dr Barbara Fleischer.

You can hear the original epsiode of Out to Lunch with Aaron Beam, Barbara Fleischer and Andrew Preble here.

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