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 term "Renaissance Man" - not surprisingly - comes from the renaissance. A period of history where the possibilities for self-expression flourished. Today the term has come to refer to a person who is not only capable of doing a number of tasks, but who’s able to excel at all of them.
Peter Ricchuti's guests on Out to Lunch today are New Orleans business renaissance men, and women.
Katrina Brees is the founder of DIY coffin business Fantastic Casket, I Heart Louisiana, The Bearded Oysters, and more.
Colin Grussing is co-founder of the business incubator 52 Businesses, along with startup businesses of his own including Katy Perry type shark suits.
Katrina, Andrew, and Colin are among a new generation of renaissance-business New Orleanians who have elevated the side hustle to a whole new level.