OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur’s. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur’s and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM.
How many times have you thought, "There's got to be a better way" to do any one a thousand tasks? Stephanie's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch had the same thought. Then they went and did something about it. And in the process created a better way - to get from A to B, to publish a book, to find a job, to save your precious photos and raise money for your school.
Two years ago most people in Louisiana had never heard of Uber. Today, the company that makes the popular ride sharing app is a household word here in Baton Rouge, where we didn’t just embrace Uber – we begged the company to bring its services to town. Uber is perhaps the epitome of the new (better) way of doing business in the digital economy.
Tom Hayes is Uber’s General Manager for the South.
Jeffrey Marx is an acclaimed author of six books, including two New Yorks Times best sellers and a Pulitzer prize winner. His latest book, Walking with Tigers, is an unconventional collection of LSU sports stories – but it’s also unconventional in the sense that Jeffrey self published it, which is certainly not something he had to do but something he chose to do. Jeffrey outlines his whole new (better) way of publishing.
Travis Broussard is CEO of Impression Works, a company that has started doing doing business in a whole bunch of new and better ways. Impression Works apps change the way you apply for a job (on a phone app) and upload your photos, print them, and raise money for your school in the process. Not just a better way, this is bordering on revolution.
Also on this show, Stephanie unveils something she calls, "I've got a question about your brother in law."