podcasts pour tous les Acadiens

Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds creative business consultant Aileen Bennett conducting business Acadiana style: over lunch. Each week Aileen invites guests from Acadiana's  business community to join her. Beyond the foundations of the Acadiana economy - oil, cuisine, music - there is a vast network of entrepreneurs, small businesses, and even some of the country's largest companies who call Acadiana home. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the wider Acadiana business community. You can also hear the show on KRVS 88.7FM.

Self Help

Self Help
October 7, 2015

If you’re in business and you’re lucky or talented enough to be doing well, it’s not long before you start comparing your business with others that are doing better. And start wondering how you could do as well as they are. Or better. We do the same sort of thing, consciously or unconsciously, in our personal lives. It seems to be human nature to compare ourselves to others. And to want... Read More »

Spread The Wealth

Spread The Wealth
September 2, 2015

We’re in an era of the Sharing Economy. Home sharing business Air B’n’B has a capital valuation of over 10 billion dollars. Car sharing business Uber is closer to 20 billion. This mindset finds its way into day-to-day business as well. Ground rules that used to be based on competition are becoming infused with a greater sense of cooperation. On this edition of Out to Lunch, Peter Ricchiuti introduces three... Read More »

All That Glitters

All That Glitters
July 30, 2015

In business, it's good to remember the old saying, "All that glitters is not gold." In Acadiana, that glittering might be a rare gemstone. Or a shiny new violin. For a long time Lafayette’s economy was based on one of the most valuable rescources buried below the earth’s surface. Oil. In 1970,  another of the earth's treasures found its way into the local economy. Diamonds. Diamonds aren't mined in Lafayette, but just... Read More »

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