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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

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

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

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

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

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