It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business finance professor Peter Ricchiuti holds court over lunch at Columns in Uptown New Orleans. Peter's lunch guests are New Orleans business people, from startups to CEO's, from artists to tech entrepreneurs, musicians to movers-and-shakers. New Orleans is on everybody's list as a great place to party but it's also on many lists of the best place to start a business. Peter's deeply knowledgable and equally levity-laden approach to business conversation neatly makese sense of the Crescent City's contradictions.

You’re Hired – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

If you’re looking for a job, one of the most tedious aspects of the search is constantly refining your resume so it looks appealing to your prospective employer.

If you’re an employer, one of the most time-wasting aspects of searching for the right person is meeting prospective employees and finding out they’re not quite as impressive as their resume.

Crystal McDonald

Crystal McDonald’s New Orleans company, Acrew, is changing all that – for both job seekers and employers.

The Acrew method of applying for a job does away with the resume. And the first  face-to-face interview.

Yes, it’s pretty radical. But like Like many revolutionary ideas, it’s so simple you wonder why someone didn’t think of it years ago.

Crystal McDonald, Peter Ricchiuti

The person who did have the idea, Crystal McDonald, is joining Peter Ricchiuti for lunch on this edition of Out to Lunch. Crystal McDonald gives us a glimpse into the future of employment.

Grant Morris, Peter Ricchiuti, Thomas Walsh, Crystal McDonald, Peter Ricchiuti

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.

Realtor Tracey Moore