It’s Acadiana: Out To Lunch

Biographies and Boxing

You’d be forgiven for wondering what a show about Acadiana business would be doing examining biographies. Or boxing. And especially biographies and boxing on the same show. Because you’re human, you’re pre-disposed to look for a link between subjects. To try and make order out of chaos. The chaos of ordinary – or extraordinary –…

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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 business from…

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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….

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Edible Art – A Pretty Picture And A Good Cheese

Everybody likes pretty pictures and 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 – edible art. Pretty Pictures, Edible Art & Commerce Running a startup in any industry is building a plane in midair. You might think you…

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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 today. You can now get first-class healthcare anywhere in Acadiana. We’re getting a lot of what we need from the internet these days. You can pick…

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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…

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Jiu Jitsu Dancer – Out to Lunch – It’s Acadiana

If you’re a kid today you hear stories from your parents and grandparents about how they grew up – and you only hope that if your parents treated you like that someone would call Child Protective Services on them. Things like, parents making their kids go outside and play. Kids having to walk or bike places…

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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…

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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….

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Sight Sound and Sales – Out to Lunch – It’s Acadiana

As humans, we have two ways to communicate. Sight and sound. We started out beating on wooden logs and scratching figures onto the walls of caves. We’ve evolved to where we are today – talking to a hand-held device and telling it to play music or movies. The biggest part of those millions of years of artistic…

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