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Monthly Archives: April 2009

TARP and Stress Tests

15/04/2009 |

Jack Hipple

Reading The Wall Street Journal and listening to the business news the last few days makes me think we are in a cardiology unit. I have never heard the expression “stress test” used in a business context before, let … Read More

Business Model Innovation: What is it?

08/04/2009 |

Rod King

Joey Bloggs was nervous. He paced the corridor as he waited for his turn. To Joey, it felt like the first time when he ventured into the ocean with his surfboard. A creative entrepreneur with big dreams, Joey was … Read More

Creative Conference Experience

08/04/2009 |

Ellen Domb

The Lean Product and Process Development Exchange is happening in Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA this week. I’m not a dis-interested participant, of course:  my co-author Katherine Radeka is the conference chair (see for our article linking TRIZ … Read More

Economic Impact of Increased US Savings – Contradiction and Opportunities?

08/04/2009 |

Prakasan Kappoth

A recent article published by McKinsey (March ’09) quarterly shows this interesting (to me at least) study on the increasing US consumer savings in the last couple of quarters. Well, in a time when we see the bad news all … Read More

Why Create the Ideal State?

07/04/2009 |

Bob Malanga

I always used a combination of Six Sigma & TRIZ to solve problems but always started with the Ideal State and worked backwards.  A simple problem like figuring out the fastest way to get from Chicago to New York … Read More


06/04/2009 |

Katie Barry

Phil McKinney, the chief technology officer of Hewlett-Packard’s personal systems group, may not be familiar with the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) – an innovation methodology – but he is talking about a key TRIZ tool in a new … Read More

Welcome to the April 2009 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

06/04/2009 |

Welcome to the April 2009 issue of The TRIZ Journal. This month’s articles include: Design Methodology for Hybrid Production Processes; TETRIS: Teaching Needs of Heterogeneous Curriculum; and LAMDA and TRIZ: Knowledge Sharing Across the Enterprise.Read More

Tetris: Teaching Needs of Heterogeneous Curriculum

06/04/2009 |

The TETRIS project, funded by the European community within the Lifelong Learning Program, aims at producing and testing TRIZ educational materials that are suitable for learners from 14 years and older.Read More

Lamda and TRIZ: Knowledge Sharing Across the Enterprise

06/04/2009 |

Lean product development helps companies use knowledge more effectively within product development. The look, ask, model, discuss, act (LAMDA) in problem solving is part of the lean product development toolkit, which provides an accessible process.Read More

Design Methodology for Hybrid Production Processes

06/04/2009 |

Current developments of hybrid production processes or production systems have exceeded performance in manufacturing. TRIZ tools are used in terms of identifying hybrid process solutions as part of an innovation process.Read More

About Commentator: Rod King

02/04/2009 |

Rod King

Dr. Rod King is a thought leader, consultant, and trainer on business model analysis, design, and innovation. In today’s world of globalization and increasing competition, enterprises need new ways to do business as well as create highly desirable and … Read More

About Commentator: Bob Malanga

02/04/2009 |

Bob Malanga

Bob Malanga is a graduate of Princeton and Stony Brook Universities where he majored in Mechanical Technology and Total Quality Management.  Bob’s time at Princeton was a U.S. Navy sponsored program.   Bob spent most of his career in the … Read More