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 - World Trade & Home Health

Out to Lunch - World Trade & Home Health
April 15, 2013

Dominik Knoll's World Trade Center presides over $60b worth of trade annually through New Orleans. Bill Borne's Baton Rouge based Amedisys is one of the biggest players in US healthcare. Dominik and Bill paint a fascinating portrait of New Orleans and Louisiana in the big picture, present and future. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Righteous Nutria

Out to Lunch - Righteous Nutria
April 14, 2013

From wetlands to wardrobe: Cree McCree has taken the rodent pest that is eating the Louisiana wetlands and turned it into fur fashion. Feel good about wearing fur again: it's Righteous Fur Read More »

Out to Lunch - Coffee and Ice Cream

Out to Lunch - Coffee and Ice Cream
April 7, 2013

Adrian Simpson from New Orleans Ice Cream and Danielle Boyce Batten from Cool Brew Coffee are making an allied assault on the nation. Read More »

Out to Lunch - The Great American Auto Revolution

Out to Lunch - The Great American Auto Revolution
March 31, 2013

The Elio is a revolutionary American car that's being built from the ground up in Shreveport. The Von Dutch is a re-imagined classic American motorbike that's being built in New Orleans. Meet Chip Stempeck from Elio and Demetri Melekos from Von Dutch's US Heritage Powersports. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Idea Fest

Out to Lunch - Idea Fest
March 24, 2013

Live at Idea Village's biggest NOLAbiz party yet - 1,000+ entrepreneurs - with hosts Tim Williamson, Kevin Wilkins, and Robbie Vitrano, inNOLAvation founder Damon Burns, Creative Alliance's Jeanne Nathan, and Webster Pierce Jr whose award winning invention, Wave Robber, is going to save the La coast. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Sell Sell Sell

Out to Lunch - Sell Sell Sell
March 17, 2013

Author of How To Sell Your Business For More Than It's Worth Michelle Seiler Tucker lives in New Orleans and sells businesses through her 50 offices across the US. Tracey Moore, founder of Wirth Moore Realty, sells New Orleans real estate. Read More »

Mom & Pop Mania on Magazine Street

Mom & Pop Mania on Magazine Street
March 10, 2013

Magazine Street is a 7 mile cavalcade of restaurants, galleries, and boutique stores spanning New Orleans neighborhoods from the Lower Garden District to Uptown. The owners of these businesses are as colorful as their storefronts. Bryant Batt sparkles in Hazelnut, Paul Wilcox shines in Art & Eyes. Read More »

Out to Lunch - A Tree Mendez RootSuit

Out to Lunch - A Tree Mendez RootSuit
March 3, 2013

Colin Grussing is an otherwise perfectly normal person who dresses in fully body spandex, including masking his face, and sells what he calls his RootSuit to other eccentrics and rabid sports fans. A man named Tree (only) in a wooden bow tie weaves a magical spell over tourists. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Miracle on Canal Street

Out to Lunch - Miracle on Canal Street
February 24, 2013

From an office in Canal Street's BioInnovation Center, Dr Aline Betancourt's company Wibi Works is pioneering a stem cell arthritis cure. From another office in the same building Billy Bosch is launching body and brain food, Iconic. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Inspiration Reprise

Out to Lunch - Inspiration Reprise
February 18, 2013

New Orlean's most original thinkers: Arman Sadeghpour, co-founder & CEO of Theodent the chocolate toothpaste & Sean Simone co-founder of Yellow Jacket, the cell phone case that's also a 650k volt stun gun. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Bust Out The Beads

Out to Lunch - Bust Out The Beads
February 10, 2013

Abandoning all hope of a serious Mardi Gras conversation, Peter goes for dancers and beads with Bustout Burlesque creator Rick Delaup and Zombeads founder Anne Rolfes. Read More »

OtL - Another Great Idea For an App

OtL - Another Great Idea For an App
February 3, 2013

New Orleans app builder Neel Sus from Touch Studios hears a lot of ideas for phone and tablet apps - is there one more great one out there? Simon Marthinsen's start-up Plebu is taking on the other great 21st century every-man tech challenge - build a better website. Read More »

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