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Monthly Archives: August 2008

What’s Your Sign (Of Innovation)?

16/08/2008 |

Jack Hipple

How many of you have seen one of Jeff Foxworthy’s comedy monologues? You know one of his favorite spots is his description of a certain behavior (usually not all the flattering, but funny), and then saying, “Here’s your sign!”, … Read More

Olympic TRIZ

12/08/2008 |

Ellen Domb

Thanks to BusinessWeek for doing all the research for this article, Olympic Innovation (, they have a great slide show and article about the innovations in Olympic equipment, whether non-Olympic athletes can buy it, and if yes, the details.  … Read More

BCG Innovation 2008 Report

05/08/2008 |

James Todhunter

The Boston Consulting Group has released their latest report on innovation, “Innovation 2008: Is the Tide Turning?” As always, the BCG report provides some great insights on the state of innovation in business.

There are plenty of very interesting … Read More

The Complete Technical System and System Operator

04/08/2008 |

Applying CTS and the system operator model enhance the creativity of the solutions; viewing the core process of a call center, where a service technician works with a customer, revealed an immediate opportunity for improvement.Read More

In Search of the Ideal TRIZ Teaching Method

04/08/2008 |

TRIZ practitioners continue debating how best to teach it. Recognizing everyone is different, learns differently and possesses a different knowledge base the article explores different thinking/teaching modes.Read More

Welcome to the August 2008 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

04/08/2008 |

"From Russia, With Love" is more than just the name of a James Bond movie! This month, it also means that we have reports from the happenings at this year’s TRIZ Developers Summit in St. Petersburg.Read More

TRIZ Permeates Patent Use – Albeit Unintentionally

04/08/2008 |

A lot of problems exist in life where the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) tools of understanding functions would improve the problem solving process – especially in order to avoid spending money on unnecessary problem solving.Read More

Entropy and the Ideal Final Result

04/08/2008 |

Every specific design of a system intended to fulfill requirements can be seen as a micro-state. Design degeneracy is a type of entropy that can be defined as the number of designs available to fulfill a certain set of requirements.Read More