It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted by: Peter 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.


The Kids Are Alright – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Show business has all kinds of folklore and superstitions. One of them is, “Never work with pets or kids.” Not because entertainers don’t like pets or kids, it’s because they...

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Kicked Up Local – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

The Small Business Association defines a small business as having fewer than 500 employees. By that definition, over 99% of all businesses in the US are small businesses.  Even...

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The Most Non-Profit Time of the Year – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Each year around the holidays, we shift our collective focus for a few weeks. In addition to thinking about our own needs, we think about others. We buy gifts....

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Curbed Lionheart – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

We hear a lot about the link between the online world and the real world these days. Most real-world purchases begin with an online search. Even purchases as big...

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Staples – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

New Orleans is the home of the poboy. And the muffuletta. Over the years we’ve gotten pretty good at making French bread and muffuletta buns, but we haven’t become known...

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Stay Local – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

We’ve been here in New Orleans for 300 years. We wouldn’t still be here if we didn’t have the ability to adapt. But we don’t like change. We still reminisce about long-closed...

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Step Out of the Vehicle – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

If you’re a certain age you might remember the telephone. It was a hard-plastic piece of equipment about the size of a small cat. You leased the phone, monthly,...

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Biomedical Nitpickers – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

One positive thing we can say about social media is, it’s a great leveler. Even CEO’s and celebrities reveal that, although their giant homes and incomes may be far removed...

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9th and Lower 9th – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

It’s one thing to come up with an idea for a business and open it in Mid City or Uptown. It’s quite another undertaking to launch and run a business...

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STEM – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

In 1967, Edward de Bono invented “Lateral Thinking.” It’s a type of reasoning that solves problems by steps that might not be obvious.  For example, how do you get...

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