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OUT TO LUNCH Business over lunch. Each week Christiaan invites guests from Acadiana's business community to join him. 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.

Latest Episodes

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

If you had a dollar for every time someone on radio or TV said, “Here in Acadiana we’re known for our food,” you probably would have made about a hundred dollars this month already.You wouldn’t be as wealthy, though, if you were collecting a dollar on the sentence, “Here in Acadiana there is a sizeable segment of the population open to a medically holistic, nutritious approach to diet with an emphasis on fresh fruit and vegetables.” Although you don’t hear a lot of people say that, and as unlikely as it sounds, it’s true! Dr Marie Pace attests to that. Dr Pace is the owner of a business in Lafayette called Optimum Solutions Holistic Health Consultants. Dr Pace is a doctor of Naturopathy, a Holistic Health Practitioner, a Certified Nutritional Counselor, and author of the book, Discover Health. Dr Pace believes we would go a long way toward eliminating all diseases if we lived on a more balanced diet of fresh fruit and vegetables. Jimbeaux Guilbeaux will be happy to bring you all the fresh fruit and vegetables you want.Jimbeaux is co-founder and Vice President of Sales atFreshko Foodservice. Freshko’s 22 employees deliver fresh food, and more, to restaurants, hospitals, hotels, and other food-related businesses in Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Shreveport. Freshko’s success story is a classic Acadiana business tale and an inspirational testimony to good old fashioned decency in business. Out to Lunch Acadiana was recorded live over lunch at Social in Lafayette. You can see photos from this show by Gwen Aucoin and more at our website https://link.chtbl.com/Vj_kXlwb Find out more about Acadiana diet and health options here.

28 MIN1 d ago
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Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Biographies and Boxing

History is a messy business. It’s full of mixed and conflicting perspectives. It’s subject to revision — for the right or wrong reasons And while it’s tempting to think of it as a collection of facts, history is really a collection of perspectives. This holds especially true for histories of people. Think about it: there are competing biographies, or authorized biographies, even unauthorized biographies - and, of course, autobiographies. Christiaan's guests on this episode of Out to Lunch Acadiana are both writers of history. Jason Theriot is a freelance author, a New Iberia native, and an academic. He’s written on a number of subjects, not just about people, including World War II histories and works about the environment, particularly the Gulf Coast. Jason is a former fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School where he worked on Environmental Policy. He’s currently working on a history of tank barges. Deirdre Gogarty Morrison wrote her own history. She published an autobiography about her career as a boxer called “My Call to the Ring.” Deirdre was born and raised in Ireland and moved to Lafayette to work with the legendary boxing coach Beau Williford. Irish law prohibited women from boxing professionally but that didn't deter Deirdre. She was to become Ireland’s first women’s world champion and has been inducted into the international women’s boxing hall of fame. Deidre is retired from professional bouts now and spends her boxing time coaching both men and women. Out to Lunch is recorded live over lunch at Chopsticks restaurant in Lafayette. You can find photos from this show by Lucius Fontenot, and more, at our website. Find out more about extraordinary Acadiana women in sports here.

28 MIN1 w ago
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Biographies and Boxing

Oil, Gas, and IT From China to Houston

Oil is still big business in Acadiana, even if it’s not quite as big it used to be. The IT business is quietly growing here too, specially in Lafayette. What's interesting about both the natural resource industry and the broadband-based-business is the way they're growing beyond our borders. We're now looking at Acadiana-based oil, gas, and IT from China to Houston. Christiaan's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch Acadiana both run successful operations that have business portfolios that have managed to succeed and even grow in tough times by diversifying what they do and staying inventive. Ragen Bourel runs her family business — an international oil services company Map Oil Tools. Her father founded Map in Texas but moved it to New Iberia. On her way to the top job, Ragen dropped out of college, hopped on at the warehouse and worked her way up to CEO. Today, Map is a small company with an international footprint with operations in the U.S., China and Dubai. In fact, Map has more employees in China than New Iberia. Like Steve Jobs and Apple, Ben Johnson launched his company, Techneaux, in a garage. Ten years ago, he had one client and one co-worker. Since then, Techneaux has added new divisions and dozens of employees with operations in Denver and Houston. In 2019, Techneaux was named one of the state’s top growth companies. It supplies IT and data services for big industry on an innovative business model. Out to Lunch Acadiana is recorded live over lunch at Chopsticks restaurant in Lafayette. Find photos from this show by Lucius Fontenot and more at our website.

28 MIN2 w ago
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Oil, Gas, and IT From China to Houston

The Career Path Less Traveled

How often is it that we aim for one career and land in another? You go to college to be a painter and you end up a graphic designer, or you study philosophy and end up a lawyer. For most of us, we're lucky if we can do work we love on nights and weekends. Finding meaning in your work and the opportunity to express yourself - and get paid - is the career path less traveled. Christiaan's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch Acadiana both thrive in careers that are perhaps only slightly different than the ones they imagined for themselves. The basic elements of their ambitions and skills are in place — artfulness, creativity, compassion and taste. Virginia Goetting wanted to be an art therapist. She got her degree in fine arts but left school a nomad. She hitched a ride to a brief career in Louisiana’s film industry but ultimately landed in cosmetology and has worked in aesthetics for the last 10 years. For every client in her chair at Salon NV in Downtown Lafayette, she gets to sc...

28 MIN3 w ago
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The Career Path Less Traveled

Edible Art - A Pretty Picture And A Good Cheese

Everybody likes a pretty picture, and a good cheese. Well, maybe not everybody likes cheese, but when you team it up with grapes, chocolate, and other goodies it becomes something altogether different - an edible work of art. Running a startup in any industry is building a plane in midair. You might think you know how fly, but then you hit turbulence. Or you figure out that you need to also know how to sell plane tickets. These days, it’s not enough to know the work, you’ve got to know how to sell it. When you're an entrepreneur that means selling yourself - more often than not on social media. Christiaan Mader's guests today have both taken the plunge into startup life, in their own ways. What they have in common is that they both sell whimsy and imagination, and in most cases they have to sell it themselves. Denise Gallagher got her start in advertising, working for 15 years as the art director at BBR, a well-established ad and marketing firm. She bet on herself and left the company in 2013, pursuing a second act as an illustrator for hire and a children’s book author. Her most recent book, Peg Bearskin: A Traditional Newfoundland tale, was published earlier this year. Mandy Osgood co-founded Graze Acadiana in early 2019, in partnership with her mom. Graze Acadiana creates what they call "foodscapes" - custom, seasonal sharing platters for social gatherings, corporate thank yous, or maybe an evening at home with a big appetite. It’s food that makes you feel good, and the designs are beyond appetizing. The contents of the foodscapes are all fresh and wherever possible locally sourced, but the Graze Craze itself is imported from Down Under — New Zealand and Australia. Out to Lunch is recorded over lunch at Chopsticks restaurant in Lafayette.

28 MINNOV 12
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Edible Art - A Pretty Picture And A Good Cheese

Tele-Health Today - Healthcare Anywhere in Acadiana

If you don't have hours to spare in a doctor's waiting room, or you live in a remote spot of Acadiana, you're going to love the advent of Tele-Health: You can get first-class healthcare anywhere in Acadiana. Now. We’re getting a lot of what we need from the internet these days. You can pick up your iPhone, unlock it with your face, and get a month’s supply of dog food delivered in two days. That’s convenience. E-shopping is nothing new, even as it’s gotten faster and offered more stuff. But over the last decade, better and faster broadband has made it possible to network services that aren’t just about making it easier to be lazy. And that’s well on display in the healthcare industry where advances in telemedicine are tackling serious quality of life issues with fantastic results. Over miles of fiber optic cable hospitals now come to you. Telemedicine programs bring doctors, nurses and counselors where the patients are —at work, at school or even miles from the nearest hospital in areas where geography is a big hurdle in getting good health care. Chistiaan Mader's lunch guests on this edition of Out to Lunch both work in extensively in telemedicine, advocating and advancing its benefits to the work place and to community health in general. Attorney Nadia de la Houssaye, launched one of Louisiana’s first teleradiology networks, with her husband, a radiologist, more than 20 years ago. Nadia served as the company’s general counsel. Today, Nadia is a partner at law firm Jones Walker where she’s also the head of Telehealth. Lafayette General Health is one of the major players locally in telemedicine. The system introduced a telemedicine clinic on site at jewelry manufacturer Stuller in 2012, offering on-the-job healthcare access to the jewelry maker’s 1,200 employees. Lafayette General’s program has since grown to serve public school systems and Lafayette Consolidated Government, where it provides care for more than 2,200 government workers. Cian Robinson has been one of the big reasons for Lafayette General’s wins in that space. Cian ran the Lafayette General Foundation for several years and now serves as the health systems’ executive director for innovation, research and real estate investments. You can see photos from this show recorded over lunch at Chopsticks restaurant in Lafayette here. Hear more from Cian Robinson on past Out to Lunch shows here and here. Meet Matt Stuller from Stuller Inc here.

28 MINNOV 5
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Tele-Health Today - Healthcare Anywhere in Acadiana

Frankie's A.I. Knows You Want To Buy A Car

Your grocery and drug store purchase cards allow the stores to predict when you're going to need laundry detergent and Advil, and when you don't buy it in time they send you a coupon to get you to come back in. Then there's an even more advanced (some might call it "insidious") form of Artificial Iintelligence (A.I), like Frankie Russo's. Frankie's A.I knows you want to buy a car before you do. We humans have an uneasy relationship with algorithms and robots. Sure, we create them. But there is a general sense of foreboding about a world where humans and algorithmic-driven bots co-exist. Part of that fear is rooted in a Hollywood science-fiction vision of the future, which is more fiction than science.And then there’s the all-too-real truth about the advent of driverless cars; the massed DNA information database that Ancestry.com is building; and how much Facebook knows about you already. When you consider this growth of Artificial Intelligence, you might start to realize that a science fiction future isn’t going to look like a Will Smith movie - where we’re fighting humanoids in the streets - but it’s also not futuristic. It’s happening right now. Even right here in Acadiana.In fact, one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence in the world of marketing is Lafayette’s own Frankie Russo. Frankie Russo is a pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence in the world of marketing. Which is why Frankie’s company, 360 IA, knows what you want to buy, before you do. If you think that’s fascinating, listen to this conversation. If you think someone who can accurately predict your purchasing future is just too freaky, you might want to skip this. You can see photos by Lucius Fontenot from this show, recorded at Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant in downtown Lafayette, here. You can hear Frankie's previous appearance on Out to Lunch here.

28 MINOCT 30
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Frankie's A.I. Knows You Want To Buy A Car

Gelato Cocktail

When you’re starting a new business, every consultant will tell you, rule number one is - make sure your business solves a problem that people want solved.That last part of the sentence is considered to be vital. If you don’t have a product that people are looking for, you’ll never sell it and your business will never work. Then, of course, there’s the exception to the rule.For example, dehydrated cocktail mixes that allow you to make a delicious bar-quality cocktail on top of a mountain, on a desert island, or in a foreign country where they don’t know how to make a good Old Fashioned. Those dehydrated cocktail mixes are made right here in Lafayette. They’re called Leisuremann’s Cocktail Mixes.You might not have woken up this morning, or any morning, thinking, “I wonder where I could buy a dehydrated cocktail mix to take on vacation,” but it’s one of those strange things that once you know about it, you wonder why nobody thought of it before. One of the people who did thi...

28 MINOCT 12
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Gelato Cocktail

Personal Finance and The Public Record - Out to Lunch - It's Acadiana

Until a few years ago, if you wanted to know what's going on in the world or in your backyard, you had to buy a newspaper. Today we primarily get our news online. In this information society we expect information to be free. That trend has led to the well-documented demise of the daily paper. Except, not here. Here in Acadiana we are in the atypical position of having a newspaper that is actually expanding - both its staff and coverage. That newspaper is The Advocate. At The Advocate, one of the people behind this trend-bucking expansion - and the person charged with figuring out how to make money out of information everyone expects for free - is the company's Publisher, Judi Terzotis. Judi has a massive task making a newspaper profitable. But, as host Aileen Bennett mentions in this Out to Lunch Acadiana conversation, you have your own struggles with money. We all do. Most of us somehow manage to spend all the money we make. Even if we get a raise, or even win the lottery, somehow ...

28 MINSEP 25
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Personal Finance and The Public Record - Out to Lunch - It's Acadiana

Allons a Grand Coteau - Out to Lunch - It's Acadiana

There are two ways of launching a successful business these days. One is to come up with an idea. Write a business plan. Create a pitch. Hire a pitch coach to sharpen your message. Go through a business incubator, followed by a business accelerator program. Go to friends and family for financing. Then raise investment capital, and finally become profitable. The other method is to stumble by chance into an already existing business, buy it off the owner, and discover having had no formal training that you re a natural at business, and that before you know it you re expanding and diversifying just like the business planners tell you. Except you don t have a business plan. That s pretty much what happened to Nancy and Jesse at The Kitchen Shop in Grand Coteau. Technically their names are Jesse Poimbouef and Nancy Brewer, but everybody in Grand Coteau and way beyond know them simply as Nancy and Jesse. If you don t know about The Kitchen Shop, and you ve only ever driven past Grand Cote...

27 MINSEP 18
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Allons a Grand Coteau - Out to Lunch - It's Acadiana

Latest Episodes

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

If you had a dollar for every time someone on radio or TV said, “Here in Acadiana we’re known for our food,” you probably would have made about a hundred dollars this month already.You wouldn’t be as wealthy, though, if you were collecting a dollar on the sentence, “Here in Acadiana there is a sizeable segment of the population open to a medically holistic, nutritious approach to diet with an emphasis on fresh fruit and vegetables.” Although you don’t hear a lot of people say that, and as unlikely as it sounds, it’s true! Dr Marie Pace attests to that. Dr Pace is the owner of a business in Lafayette called Optimum Solutions Holistic Health Consultants. Dr Pace is a doctor of Naturopathy, a Holistic Health Practitioner, a Certified Nutritional Counselor, and author of the book, Discover Health. Dr Pace believes we would go a long way toward eliminating all diseases if we lived on a more balanced diet of fresh fruit and vegetables. Jimbeaux Guilbeaux will be happy to bring you all the fresh fruit and vegetables you want.Jimbeaux is co-founder and Vice President of Sales atFreshko Foodservice. Freshko’s 22 employees deliver fresh food, and more, to restaurants, hospitals, hotels, and other food-related businesses in Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Shreveport. Freshko’s success story is a classic Acadiana business tale and an inspirational testimony to good old fashioned decency in business. Out to Lunch Acadiana was recorded live over lunch at Social in Lafayette. You can see photos from this show by Gwen Aucoin and more at our website https://link.chtbl.com/Vj_kXlwb Find out more about Acadiana diet and health options here.

28 MIN1 d ago
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Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Biographies and Boxing

History is a messy business. It’s full of mixed and conflicting perspectives. It’s subject to revision — for the right or wrong reasons And while it’s tempting to think of it as a collection of facts, history is really a collection of perspectives. This holds especially true for histories of people. Think about it: there are competing biographies, or authorized biographies, even unauthorized biographies - and, of course, autobiographies. Christiaan's guests on this episode of Out to Lunch Acadiana are both writers of history. Jason Theriot is a freelance author, a New Iberia native, and an academic. He’s written on a number of subjects, not just about people, including World War II histories and works about the environment, particularly the Gulf Coast. Jason is a former fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School where he worked on Environmental Policy. He’s currently working on a history of tank barges. Deirdre Gogarty Morrison wrote her own history. She published an autobiography about her career as a boxer called “My Call to the Ring.” Deirdre was born and raised in Ireland and moved to Lafayette to work with the legendary boxing coach Beau Williford. Irish law prohibited women from boxing professionally but that didn't deter Deirdre. She was to become Ireland’s first women’s world champion and has been inducted into the international women’s boxing hall of fame. Deidre is retired from professional bouts now and spends her boxing time coaching both men and women. Out to Lunch is recorded live over lunch at Chopsticks restaurant in Lafayette. You can find photos from this show by Lucius Fontenot, and more, at our website. Find out more about extraordinary Acadiana women in sports here.

28 MIN1 w ago
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Biographies and Boxing

Oil, Gas, and IT From China to Houston

Oil is still big business in Acadiana, even if it’s not quite as big it used to be. The IT business is quietly growing here too, specially in Lafayette. What's interesting about both the natural resource industry and the broadband-based-business is the way they're growing beyond our borders. We're now looking at Acadiana-based oil, gas, and IT from China to Houston. Christiaan's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch Acadiana both run successful operations that have business portfolios that have managed to succeed and even grow in tough times by diversifying what they do and staying inventive. Ragen Bourel runs her family business — an international oil services company Map Oil Tools. Her father founded Map in Texas but moved it to New Iberia. On her way to the top job, Ragen dropped out of college, hopped on at the warehouse and worked her way up to CEO. Today, Map is a small company with an international footprint with operations in the U.S., China and Dubai. In fact, Map has more employees in China than New Iberia. Like Steve Jobs and Apple, Ben Johnson launched his company, Techneaux, in a garage. Ten years ago, he had one client and one co-worker. Since then, Techneaux has added new divisions and dozens of employees with operations in Denver and Houston. In 2019, Techneaux was named one of the state’s top growth companies. It supplies IT and data services for big industry on an innovative business model. Out to Lunch Acadiana is recorded live over lunch at Chopsticks restaurant in Lafayette. Find photos from this show by Lucius Fontenot and more at our website.

28 MIN2 w ago
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Oil, Gas, and IT From China to Houston

The Career Path Less Traveled

How often is it that we aim for one career and land in another? You go to college to be a painter and you end up a graphic designer, or you study philosophy and end up a lawyer. For most of us, we're lucky if we can do work we love on nights and weekends. Finding meaning in your work and the opportunity to express yourself - and get paid - is the career path less traveled. Christiaan's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch Acadiana both thrive in careers that are perhaps only slightly different than the ones they imagined for themselves. The basic elements of their ambitions and skills are in place — artfulness, creativity, compassion and taste. Virginia Goetting wanted to be an art therapist. She got her degree in fine arts but left school a nomad. She hitched a ride to a brief career in Louisiana’s film industry but ultimately landed in cosmetology and has worked in aesthetics for the last 10 years. For every client in her chair at Salon NV in Downtown Lafayette, she gets to sc...

28 MIN3 w ago
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The Career Path Less Traveled

Edible Art - A Pretty Picture And A Good Cheese

Everybody likes a pretty picture, and a good cheese. Well, maybe not everybody likes cheese, but when you team it up with grapes, chocolate, and other goodies it becomes something altogether different - an edible work of art. Running a startup in any industry is building a plane in midair. You might think you know how fly, but then you hit turbulence. Or you figure out that you need to also know how to sell plane tickets. These days, it’s not enough to know the work, you’ve got to know how to sell it. When you're an entrepreneur that means selling yourself - more often than not on social media. Christiaan Mader's guests today have both taken the plunge into startup life, in their own ways. What they have in common is that they both sell whimsy and imagination, and in most cases they have to sell it themselves. Denise Gallagher got her start in advertising, working for 15 years as the art director at BBR, a well-established ad and marketing firm. She bet on herself and left the company in 2013, pursuing a second act as an illustrator for hire and a children’s book author. Her most recent book, Peg Bearskin: A Traditional Newfoundland tale, was published earlier this year. Mandy Osgood co-founded Graze Acadiana in early 2019, in partnership with her mom. Graze Acadiana creates what they call "foodscapes" - custom, seasonal sharing platters for social gatherings, corporate thank yous, or maybe an evening at home with a big appetite. It’s food that makes you feel good, and the designs are beyond appetizing. The contents of the foodscapes are all fresh and wherever possible locally sourced, but the Graze Craze itself is imported from Down Under — New Zealand and Australia. Out to Lunch is recorded over lunch at Chopsticks restaurant in Lafayette.

28 MINNOV 12
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Edible Art - A Pretty Picture And A Good Cheese

Tele-Health Today - Healthcare Anywhere in Acadiana

If you don't have hours to spare in a doctor's waiting room, or you live in a remote spot of Acadiana, you're going to love the advent of Tele-Health: You can get first-class healthcare anywhere in Acadiana. Now. We’re getting a lot of what we need from the internet these days. You can pick up your iPhone, unlock it with your face, and get a month’s supply of dog food delivered in two days. That’s convenience. E-shopping is nothing new, even as it’s gotten faster and offered more stuff. But over the last decade, better and faster broadband has made it possible to network services that aren’t just about making it easier to be lazy. And that’s well on display in the healthcare industry where advances in telemedicine are tackling serious quality of life issues with fantastic results. Over miles of fiber optic cable hospitals now come to you. Telemedicine programs bring doctors, nurses and counselors where the patients are —at work, at school or even miles from the nearest hospital in areas where geography is a big hurdle in getting good health care. Chistiaan Mader's lunch guests on this edition of Out to Lunch both work in extensively in telemedicine, advocating and advancing its benefits to the work place and to community health in general. Attorney Nadia de la Houssaye, launched one of Louisiana’s first teleradiology networks, with her husband, a radiologist, more than 20 years ago. Nadia served as the company’s general counsel. Today, Nadia is a partner at law firm Jones Walker where she’s also the head of Telehealth. Lafayette General Health is one of the major players locally in telemedicine. The system introduced a telemedicine clinic on site at jewelry manufacturer Stuller in 2012, offering on-the-job healthcare access to the jewelry maker’s 1,200 employees. Lafayette General’s program has since grown to serve public school systems and Lafayette Consolidated Government, where it provides care for more than 2,200 government workers. Cian Robinson has been one of the big reasons for Lafayette General’s wins in that space. Cian ran the Lafayette General Foundation for several years and now serves as the health systems’ executive director for innovation, research and real estate investments. You can see photos from this show recorded over lunch at Chopsticks restaurant in Lafayette here. Hear more from Cian Robinson on past Out to Lunch shows here and here. Meet Matt Stuller from Stuller Inc here.

28 MINNOV 5
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Tele-Health Today - Healthcare Anywhere in Acadiana

Frankie's A.I. Knows You Want To Buy A Car

Your grocery and drug store purchase cards allow the stores to predict when you're going to need laundry detergent and Advil, and when you don't buy it in time they send you a coupon to get you to come back in. Then there's an even more advanced (some might call it "insidious") form of Artificial Iintelligence (A.I), like Frankie Russo's. Frankie's A.I knows you want to buy a car before you do. We humans have an uneasy relationship with algorithms and robots. Sure, we create them. But there is a general sense of foreboding about a world where humans and algorithmic-driven bots co-exist. Part of that fear is rooted in a Hollywood science-fiction vision of the future, which is more fiction than science.And then there’s the all-too-real truth about the advent of driverless cars; the massed DNA information database that Ancestry.com is building; and how much Facebook knows about you already. When you consider this growth of Artificial Intelligence, you might start to realize that a science fiction future isn’t going to look like a Will Smith movie - where we’re fighting humanoids in the streets - but it’s also not futuristic. It’s happening right now. Even right here in Acadiana.In fact, one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence in the world of marketing is Lafayette’s own Frankie Russo. Frankie Russo is a pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence in the world of marketing. Which is why Frankie’s company, 360 IA, knows what you want to buy, before you do. If you think that’s fascinating, listen to this conversation. If you think someone who can accurately predict your purchasing future is just too freaky, you might want to skip this. You can see photos by Lucius Fontenot from this show, recorded at Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant in downtown Lafayette, here. You can hear Frankie's previous appearance on Out to Lunch here.

28 MINOCT 30
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Frankie's A.I. Knows You Want To Buy A Car

Gelato Cocktail

When you’re starting a new business, every consultant will tell you, rule number one is - make sure your business solves a problem that people want solved.That last part of the sentence is considered to be vital. If you don’t have a product that people are looking for, you’ll never sell it and your business will never work. Then, of course, there’s the exception to the rule.For example, dehydrated cocktail mixes that allow you to make a delicious bar-quality cocktail on top of a mountain, on a desert island, or in a foreign country where they don’t know how to make a good Old Fashioned. Those dehydrated cocktail mixes are made right here in Lafayette. They’re called Leisuremann’s Cocktail Mixes.You might not have woken up this morning, or any morning, thinking, “I wonder where I could buy a dehydrated cocktail mix to take on vacation,” but it’s one of those strange things that once you know about it, you wonder why nobody thought of it before. One of the people who did thi...

28 MINOCT 12
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Gelato Cocktail

Personal Finance and The Public Record - Out to Lunch - It's Acadiana

Until a few years ago, if you wanted to know what's going on in the world or in your backyard, you had to buy a newspaper. Today we primarily get our news online. In this information society we expect information to be free. That trend has led to the well-documented demise of the daily paper. Except, not here. Here in Acadiana we are in the atypical position of having a newspaper that is actually expanding - both its staff and coverage. That newspaper is The Advocate. At The Advocate, one of the people behind this trend-bucking expansion - and the person charged with figuring out how to make money out of information everyone expects for free - is the company's Publisher, Judi Terzotis. Judi has a massive task making a newspaper profitable. But, as host Aileen Bennett mentions in this Out to Lunch Acadiana conversation, you have your own struggles with money. We all do. Most of us somehow manage to spend all the money we make. Even if we get a raise, or even win the lottery, somehow ...

28 MINSEP 25
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Personal Finance and The Public Record - Out to Lunch - It's Acadiana

Allons a Grand Coteau - Out to Lunch - It's Acadiana

There are two ways of launching a successful business these days. One is to come up with an idea. Write a business plan. Create a pitch. Hire a pitch coach to sharpen your message. Go through a business incubator, followed by a business accelerator program. Go to friends and family for financing. Then raise investment capital, and finally become profitable. The other method is to stumble by chance into an already existing business, buy it off the owner, and discover having had no formal training that you re a natural at business, and that before you know it you re expanding and diversifying just like the business planners tell you. Except you don t have a business plan. That s pretty much what happened to Nancy and Jesse at The Kitchen Shop in Grand Coteau. Technically their names are Jesse Poimbouef and Nancy Brewer, but everybody in Grand Coteau and way beyond know them simply as Nancy and Jesse. If you don t know about The Kitchen Shop, and you ve only ever driven past Grand Cote...

27 MINSEP 18
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Allons a Grand Coteau - Out to Lunch - It's Acadiana
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