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.

Win Win – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

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 Dixon

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

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, Zach Dixon, Peter Ricchiuti

Brian Levy and Zach Dixon are two New Orleanians with two very different takes on winning and business.

Peter Ricchiuti

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon. 

Realtor Tracey Moore