It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. In his 9th year in the host seat, Ricchiuti's learned but uniquely NOLA informal perspective has established Out to Lunch as the voice of Crescent City business. 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.

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