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.
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Everybody knows right from wrong. Everybody knows numbers don’t lie. And nobody wants to spend time in prison. Why, then, would a person lie about corporate profits knowing there’s a high probability they’re going to get caught and end up behind bars?
Peter's guest on Out to Lunch wrote the book on business ethics, and it’s not theoretical.
Aaron Beam went to federal prison for his part in a multi-billion dollar fraud, and now teaches others how to make better decisions.
Peter's other guest, Dr Barbara Fleischer, comes at business ethics from a unique perspective. Barbara is forging a link between business and spirituality.
Andrew Preble is locking people up, but not in prison. His new business, Escape My Room, is a game that's catching New Orleans up with a sweeping international trend. Hear a longer disscussion with Andrew about Escape My Room here.