Podcasts on Design & Manufacturing in China

Was catching up on my stockpile of podcasts last night and came across two good ones from Businessweek.

One was a cover story from 11/16/06 called “Secrets, Lies & Sweatshops” about how Chinese suppliers hide the truth from US companies by hiring consultants that teach them how to cook the books and hide their ‘sweatshop’ tendencies from compliance investigators. Pretty interesting.

The other one was an Innovation of the Week story from this week called “Design in China.” It’s an interview with Gordon Bruce about his experiences working and consutling in China.

You can get them both from iTunes or from here:

I’d be interested to hear any stories about sweatshop evasion tactics or about busting your manufacturing partner for these types of business practices.