Just like the importance of buying organic or free trade, it's of equal value to understand the people who make the products we buy. Wally Bell spent 12 years working for REI on compliance, and now he's a consultant who helps U.S. companies establish fair labor practices.
In a perfect world you shouldn't have to worry about how your stuff is produced.
Hear Wally explain some of the key problems and by way of example, we discuss Apple and Foxconn at length.
There has to be a decision within the company that labor compliance is important.
If you're wondering how you can produce your products fairly, you'll want to listen to the ideas and advice outlined in this interview.
Attorney Danny Bronski of VeriTrademark shares his thoughts about what you need to know when starting a business and intellectual property.
No form of intellectual property is a magic wand that's going to make money roll in.
The interview also covers copyrights and sites like Pinterest, and how everything is a bit gray, as well as what to do if you get bad reviews.
Tune in to hear about how to avoid trademark hucksters, a discussion about whether or not intellectual property rights get in the way of innovation and more.
Tony Lael of Corelytics, Jamison West of Arterian and Mark Sandeno talk about smart websites, keeping track of finances, security, mobile, social media and more.
And who's that peeking in through the window?