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
The new “gig economy” is a combination of self-employment and contract work. It’s a model pioneered by Uber and Lyft.
The same model is finding its way into other occupations. You may not have considered ambulance drivers and the ER fitting into this concept. But that’s exactly what a New Orleans company, Ready Responders, is pioneering. It’s kind of Uber for the EMT business.
Justin Dangel, CEO and co-founder of Ready Responders, joinis Peter Ricchiuti on this edition of Out to Lunch.
Chris McMahonChris is President and CEO of Longbranch Recovery. Reportedly in Louisiana there are more prescriptions for opioids than there are residents of the state. However, if you have a problem with drug addiction there are very few places to turn to for help. Longbranch runs an outpatient clinic and a new residential facility for people struggling with addiction.
Peter, Justin and Chris dissect alternative healthcare over lunch at Commander's Palace.
Photos by Kallistia Bilinsky.