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Monthly Archives: June 2008


23/06/2008 |

Jack Hipple

$140 a Barrel –

By the time you read this, it may be higher. If you’re in Europe, the price has also gone up, but no where near as much. Why? Because we currently price oil in dollars and … Read More

The Hidden Innovator

21/06/2008 |

Praveen Gupta

Recently, I came across the Invisible Employee book written by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. I read some statistics such as 25% of employees being driven to tears and 50% being verbally abused. My experience has taught that almost … Read More

Seven Killers of Innovation

06/06/2008 |

Praveen Gupta

Corporate leadership understands innovation is important for success, employees understand how to innovate, and innovation occurs in every business. However, the extent and rate of innovation have been insufficient. I believe that following seven killers innovation suppress our innovation … Read More

Bad News Is Good!

04/06/2008 |

Jack Hipple

Using Negatives as Positives for Innovation Strategy —

Frequently, we get caught up in “reacting” to what we believe is bad news or negative trends. We spend huge sums of money and divert resources from other activities to head … Read More

Remote Team Problem Solving with TRIZ

02/06/2008 |

Many companies are not able to perform product development on their own. Companies may cooperate with other companies or subsidiaries in project-based joint ventures – often the teams are geographically separated.Read More

Case Study: Use of TRIZ in Software Design

02/06/2008 |

The use of ideality from structural perspectives led to a cleaner software product design that is easier to maintain and evolve than what existed before.Read More

Improving Travel Infrastructure in Mumbai

02/06/2008 |

Population explosion is a curse as well as a boon for India. It is the second biggest market of the world. It is a strength, but at the same time it causes a scarcity of infrastructure and results in other infrastructure related issues.Read More

Applying TRIZ to Air Traffic Control Display Design

02/06/2008 |

Few people have as stressful a job as the air traffic controller. This challenge was figuring out how to optimize the air traffic control display to be as helpful as possible.Read More

Welcome to the June 2008 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

02/06/2008 |

Some issues of The TRIZ Journal have unexpected themes. This month we have two: 1) offices and 2) conference papers that needed to reach broader audiences.Read More

Managing Emotions: Applying the Substance-field Theory

02/06/2008 |

Substance-field theory is a powerful analytical technique in TRIZ and helps define a problem in detail and formulate solutions. This technique can also be used to manage people by modeling people and their emotions in place of substances and fields.Read More