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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Innovation With A Little Help From Your Friends

28/01/2009 |

James Todhunter

Community and Web 2.0 continue to be a recurrent theme in many of the conversations I have with innovation leaders.  Helping innovation workers leverage each other is extremely important.  The value of intellectual assets within most companies is largely … Read More

Innovation Is Good?

27/01/2009 |

Ellen Domb

“How to persuade your boss that innovation is a good thing?”

I was recently invited to speak at a conference on this topic—way outside my usual comfort zone of “What is TRIZ” or “How to merge TRIZ into your … Read More

Not-so-live From iSixSigma Live! Summit & Awards

19/01/2009 |

Katie Barry

Last week I was in Miami for iSixSigma Live! Summit & Awards. (iSixSigma is a sister publication to Real Innovation.) Innovation made its way into the agenda in a few places. (Readers of Real Innovation and The TRIZ Journal … Read More

The Timing is Ripe for An Innovation Communication Audit

14/01/2009 |

Lynda Curtin

Yesterday, I received a marketing piece inviting me to a seminar on “How-to Survive” in a Market Downturn. I deleted it immediately. My intention is to THRIVE, not just to s u r v I v e. I hope … Read More

Once More on Innovation Versus Transformation

08/01/2009 |

James Todhunter

If Bruce Nussbaum’s recent posts on the death of innovation have done nothing else, they have generated a lot of reactions in the blogosphere.  Although that inner voice is shouting “Enough already!”, I can’t resist making one more comment … Read More

TRIZ Used to Improve the Mars Bite-size Candy Pouch

05/01/2009 |

The Mars company used TRIZ methodologies to develop new packaging for its bite-size candy products. The new packaging is easier to open, can stand upright and open on a table and is more aesthetically pleasing. The new packaging increased sales.Read More

Welcome to January 2009’s Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

05/01/2009 |

Bonne année! Feliz Año Nuevo! Xin Nian Kuai Le! To all our readers worldwide – Happy New Year!Read More

TRIZ: Incorporating the Bright Process in Design

05/01/2009 |

The authors developed a process named BRIGHT to increase the usability of TRIZ by adding creative thinking and iteration to the TRIZ environment.Read More

Updating TRIZ: 2006-2008 Patent Research Findings

05/01/2009 |

This paper presents an update on research, examines patents granted from 2006 to 2008 and summarizes key findings in patent analysis, customization and planned future work.Read More