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.

What Do You Know – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

There’s a fine line between business and gambling. In both, you’re taking an amount of money and by doing something with it hoping to make it into a larger amount of money.

Real gamblers will tell you it’s not all chance, there’s an element of skill in whatever it is they’re doing. Real business people will tell you what they’re doing is not all skill, there’s an element of luck.

Andy Ellis

What Andy Ellis is doing at Lucid, is helping business people lessen their risk by using research to increase their knowledge of the market. With over 1,000 clients in 92 countries they describe it as “the power of human answers on a massive scale.”

Johnny Culpepper

Johnny Culpepper is the New Orleans Director of another international company, Accruent.  With over 10,000 customers in 150 countries, Accruent is the world’s leading manager of physical assets – from factories to hospitals and stores.

Peter Ricchiuti, Johnny Culpepper, Andy Ellis

Photos over lunch at Commander’s Palace by Jill Lafleur.