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
People often compare business strategy to combat, and sports.
In sports, we grow up learning it’s the game that counts - winning isn’t everything. Which is true, unless you’ve got money on the game.
It’s not always legal to bet on the outcome of games. But Zach Dixon has found a way.
Zach is the co-founder of Players Lounge - a real and virtual place where you can bet on the outcome of video and computer games.
Brian Levy is not concerned with winning. As a matter of fact he’s focused on not winning. Which is not the same as losing.
The win-win outcome is one of the principles of a Japanese martial art called Aikido. Brian Levy is the Director and chief instructor at NOLA Aikido in Mid City.
Brian Levy and Zach Dixon are two New Orleanians with two very different takes on winning and business.