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
If you live in New Orleans you’re familiar with this scenario: You’re having a perfectly normal day when suddenly you groan, “Oh noooo.” You're not watching the Saints’ defense, it's that other sinking feeling you get as a New Orleanian - when the power goes off.
Today on Out to lunch Peter takes a look at the other 364 days, 23 hours in the life of New Orleans’ Fortune 500 company, Entergy, with Mark Kleehammer, Entergy’s Vice President of Business Development Services.
Peter's other guest is associated with a more joyful but no less familiar New Orleans institution: peeled shrimp. If it wasn’t for Jay Lapeyre, and his dad, we’d all be peeling our own shrimp. Jay is President of Laitrim - the inventors and manufacturers of the shrimp peeling machine, and they own over 570 other patents.