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

Water Works March 6, 2014

Ocean front property is desirable, unless the ocean is meant to be hundreds of miles from your front door.

webster pierce

Webster Pierce Jr is the inventor of a hunk of plastic called the Wave Robber.

webster and his wave robber

Anchored off the coast of rapidly disappearing Louisiana land, it upends the natural process of waves washing away land by robbing them of their power, but unlike a traditional breakwater, siphons the silt out of the wave to create land.

sarah mack

Sarah Mack is a pioneer in the field of business and governmental cooperation to save the wetlands. In the kind of public/private financing model that property developers have employed to rejuvenate urban wastelands, Dr Mack marries carbon credits with the carbon-saving properties of wetlands to create a win-win financing model to pay for massive scale wetland remediation.

sarah mack webster pierce peter ricchiuti

In the Pay It Forward segment of this show, our two water works pioneers and Peter discuss another local revolutionary land-saving business NanoFex. In a Out to Lunch first, David Culpepper, founder of NanoFex offers a truly ground-level investment opportunity to join him.

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