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Monthly Archives: March 2008

A Vote for Process Innovation

31/03/2008 |

Cass PursellThink of the most innovative companies in the world. Better yet, pick one. Focus on it. Get it firmly in mind.

How much of that company’s annual revenue is represented by new products? If it’s a young company you’re … Read More

Structure is a Good Thing

28/03/2008 |

Cass PursellI’ve been reading a lot about how government can and should stimulate innovation, particularly in relationship to the emerging economies in India and China. The consensus seems to be that innovation flourishes in areas that are particularly free of … Read More

Innovation in Small Businesses

20/03/2008 |

Praveen Gupta

How can a small business benefit from innovation? Can small business afford innovation? How can innovation help small business grow revenue, and how quickly? These are some of the most frequently asked questions about innovation.

I believe most of … Read More

A Recession is Coming (?)

19/03/2008 |

Jack Hipple

I was asked recently to contribute to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Management Division newsletter and thought I would share a modified version of it with all of you.

A Recession is Coming, A Recession is Coming….

Is the sky falling … Read More

Organizational Brownian Motion

13/03/2008 |

Michael S. Slocum

Brownian motion is the random movement of particles suspended in a liquid or gas. This phenomenon was first observed by botanist Robert Brown in 1827 (“A brief account of microscopical observations made in the months of June, July … Read More

Technology Forecasting: How to Practice

09/03/2008 |

Ellen Domb

TRIZ Journal readers have been given more terms for this one element of TRIZ than any other—laws of technology evolution (many translated texts), guided evolution (Victor Fey), directed evolution (Alla Zusman and Boris Zlotin), trends of evolution and evolutionary … Read More

An Innoholic

07/03/2008 |

Praveen Gupta

I met Wayne Rothschild about three years ago at a Kellogg Innovation Network meeting. We both were consultants and were looking around for contacts. We connected. He told me had 55 patents and I had just completed development of innovation framework. … Read More

Sound Guidance From Four Top Practitioners

03/03/2008 |

James Todhunter

It is always interesting to hear the insights of leading innovation practitioners.  The article, “Instituting Innovation: Tell-all advice from 4 leading practitioners”, posted on Core77 doesn’t disappoint in this regard.  Here Arkadi Kuhlmann, CEO of ING Direct Bank; Ken … Read More

Evaluating Product Innovation – Silicone Technology

03/03/2008 |

This paper relates the use of TRIZ to translate and manage silicone-based gasketing technology into new fields of application such as human necessities: baking and butchering, kitchen equipments and healthcare.Read More

TRIZ in the World of Science – Where Does It Fit?

03/03/2008 |

The modern interpretation of the structure of TRIZ is gradually turning into thick compote where theoretical postulates, individual tools, algorithms, notion definitions and the like float on equal terms.Read More

Welcome to the March 2008 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

03/03/2008 |

This month’s articles feature a case study on silicone technology, using soggy pizza to teach the system operator, placing TRIZ appropriately in the world of science, directing innovative approaches and looking at perturbation theory in physics.Read More

Perturbation Theory and Working Backward from Ideality

03/03/2008 |

Perturbation theory is a technique that appears in both classical and quantum physics, where it is often convenient to approximate the solution to a nonlinear problem. Nonlinear problems are useful in day-to-day engineering and physics situations.Read More

Case Study: Pizza and the System Operator for Teaching

03/03/2008 |

The system operator is a powerful tool when used as part of the integrated TRIZ methodology, but it is also a simple tool that beginners can use very quickly.Read More

Product Dna and the Property-function Matrix

03/03/2008 |

If systematic approaches to innovation are pushing the view outside the domain, a form of filtering or direction is needed. Product DNA™ provides a structure, a common ground, a checklist for knowledge transfer.Read More