It’s Acadiana: Out To Lunch

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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Are You Ready For The Rebound? – Out to Lunch – It’s Acadiana

Over the last couple of years, we’ve talked a lot about diversification of the Acadiana economy. We’ve talked about how our local economy has to change to withstand global oil and gas market. And how we can re-train people who have been hurt by the downturn in the oil field.  What has been lost to some…

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Chiropractically Clean – Out to Lunch – It’s Acadiana

The decision to go in to business for yourself is a big one. On the one hand, you can do exactly what you want at any hour of the day without having to ask for anyone’s permission. On the other hand, you’re not getting paid. Aileen Bennett’s two lunch guests on this edition of out to Lunch Acaiana…

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Sales or No Sales – Out to Lunch – It’s Acadiana

At the end of the day, business is all about sales. You might have a revolutionary idea for a business or a product. You might even be a genius. But if you can’t sell, you might as well just leave all your brilliant ideas in your desk drawer. The art of sales is a particular skill….

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Rental Flowers and The Happiness App – Out to Lunch – It’s Acadiana

No matter who you are, what you do, or where you live, there’s no doubt that you’re looking for same thing out of life as every other human being in the world: Happiness. Happiness is the stated goal of almost every societal organization in recorded history – from ancient Hindu writings to the United States Declaration…

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Elemental – Out to Lunch – It’s Acadiana

Acadiana is changing. Yes, we still jealously guard our traditions and our culture, but we also embrace change. We’re happy to have the fastest internet in the country. We’re happy to be home to some very cool tech businesses. And we’re happy to be able to go downtown to a coffee shop like Reve, which is as…

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Eat Right ‘n Relax – Out to Lunch – It’s Acadiana

If you’re young you might find this hard to believe, but it’s only been within the last generation that we have made the link between our health and our diet. It started with the realization that inhaling cigarette smoke can cause the formation of cancerous cells in our lungs. It took quite some time for us…

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Actual Humans – Out to Lunch – It’s Acadiana

There’s a lot of talk these days about Artificial Intelligence. Economists and pundits are betting on who’s still going to have a job in 20 years and who’s going to be replaced by a robot or an algorithm. Some say the jobs most likely to disappear are taxi drivers, Uber, and truck drivers. Others say it’s…

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