It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds the country's most entertaining finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business world to join him, sometimes for fine dining others for pizza. From CEO's to startups, managers, musicians, biomed needle-movers, Silicon Bayou success stories and entrepreneurs of all stripes put aside the elevator pitch and the talking points and actually enjoy themselves. It's business, New Orleans style.
You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

That’s a Great Idea – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Remember that time you had a great idea? You were probably doing something you’ve done a thousand times before and you thought, “There’s got to be an easier way. Why doesn’t somebody invent…” fill in the blank.

People who work in universities have these kinds of ideas too. When you think about it, the reason people work at universities is they’re smart. They’re the kinds of people who deal in ideas. But by and large they’re not the kinds of people who know how to turn an idea into a product. That’s why universities now have departments that do just that. They’re called departments of Technology Transfer.

John Christie

At Tulane the Executive Director of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Development is John Christie.

Patrick Reed

At the LSU Health Sciences Center the Director of Technology Management is Patrick Reed.

Peter Ricchiuti

Peter Ricchiuti has a good idea of his own: have lunch with John Christie and Patrick Reed.

John Christie, Patrick Reed, Peter Ricchiuti

Photos over lunch in The Wine Room at Commander’s Palace by Jill Lafleur.