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Monthly Archives: April 1999

Book Review: Tools of Classical TRIZ

17/04/1999 |

Reviewed by Ellen Domb Title: Tools of Classical TRIZ Author: Ideation International Inc. Publisher: Ideation International Inc. Price: $75. 265 pages. Paperback. ISBN: none Order from: Products and Services page of The TRIZ Journal, or directly from the publisher.

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Managing Innovation Knowledge – The Ideation Approach to the Search, Development, and Utilization of Innovation Knowledge

16/04/1999 |

Boris Zlotin and Alla Zusman February, 1999 Southfield, Michigan USA

© 1998 Ideation International Inc.


The oft-quoted expression “TRIZ is based on technology rather than psychology” is a direct translation from the Russian. This declaration was made by … Read More

Book Review: The Innovator’s Dilemma

15/04/1999 |

Reviewed by Ellen Domb Title: The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail Author: Clayton M. Christensen Publisher: Harvard Business School Press ISBN: 0-87584-585-1 Cost: $27.50. 224 pages, hardback Order from: Bookstores or publisher,

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Dilemma Of A Radical Innovation – A New View on the Law of Transition to a Micro-Level

14/04/1999 |

First published in the Proceedings of the Altshuller Institute TRIZCON99

Victor Fey The TRIZ Group 248-538-0136 • Fax 248-538-9207 • E-mail:


Transition from solid structures to fragmented or finely dispersed media is one of the prevailing trends of … Read More

Case Studies In TRIZ: A Re-Usable, Self-Locking Nut

10/04/1999 |

Darrell Mann Industrial Fellow Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Bath Bath, BA2 7AY, UK Phone: +44 (1225) 826465 Fax: +44 (1225) 826928 E-mail:


A well-known European company organises and runs an annual design competition aimed … Read More

Book Review: Altshuller’s The Innovation Algorithm

10/04/1999 |

Reviewed by Ellen Domb

Title: The Innovation Algorithm: TRIZ, systematic innovation, and technical creativity Author: Genrich Altshuller, translated by Lev Shulyak and Steven Rodman Publisher: Technical Innovation Center, Inc. ISBN: 0-9640740-4-4 Order from: Publisher` Cost: $50. Large format paperback, … Read More