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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Innovation Wars?

29/08/2010 |

Ellen Domb

Stop the Innovation Wars is the attention-getting title of this month’s Harvard Business Review attempt at controversy by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, both on the faculty at Dartmouth, and co-authors of a new book on innovation, due out … Read More

The Pressure in Your Tires

28/08/2010 |

Jack Hipple

When was the last time you put air in your tires? Do you have a relatively new car that has an automatic warming light to tell you that tire pressure is low? What did you do? Probably pulled into … Read More

Simplifying Smartly

26/08/2010 |

Jack Hipple

Have you paid attention to some of the new product developments lately and looked for some over-riding trends? Think about Dyson, the i-Phone, and the new electronic book readers from Borders and Barnes and Noble as examples. Dyson is selling vacuum cleaners … Read More

Open Innovation and TRIZ

19/08/2010 |

Ellen Domb

Two times in two weeks on two continents then twice more by e-mail people asked about TRIZ and open innovation.  Sounds like a trend?   I honestly had not given it much thought, and before my current exposure I would … Read More

Observations on the TRIZ Developers Summit 2010

09/08/2010 |

Guest Commentator

Kalevi Rantanen reports from the TRIZ Developers Summit 2010 ——————

Highlights

* A non-governmental organization, the TRIZ Developers Summit conducted the conference in Saint Petersburg, July 26-27, 2010.* Approximately 90 experts from 12 countries participated in the summit.* First day … Read More

Oil and Chlorine DO Mix!

09/08/2010 |

Jack Hipple

“Oil Companies to Create Industry Response System for Deep-Water Oil Spills”

What’s so special about this announcement? It says that, after decades of off shore oil drilling, the industry is going to collaborate on safety matters. Do you … Read More