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.

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.

Realtor Tracey Moore