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Wow In Music – Thing Called Love

15/01/2020 |

Darrell Mann

This section of the ezine feels more and more like a Hall of Fame for under-appreciated musicians. We continue the theme this month with John Hiatt, surely one of the greatest American singer-songwriters of the last fifty years. … Read More

Not So Funny – Merging

01/01/2020 |

Darrell Mann

We’ve had occasion to examine the power of Inventive Principle 5, Merging, several times in the past. The trick with using this Principle is to find combinations that are non-obvious, but at the same time where the elements … Read More

Short Thort

30/12/2019 |

Darrell Mann

If the problem is Complicated, the Five Pillars of (technical) TRIZ are sufficient. The moment the problem becomes complex, two additional Pillars need to be brought to bear if the problem is to be solved effectively:

 

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Wow In Music – Driving With The Brakes On

18/12/2019 |

Darrell Mann

It’s difficult for me to think of a band more criminally underrated than Del Amitri. I can’t think of a weak track across the course of their half dozen albums released between 1985 and 2002 – including some … Read More

Not So Funny – You Had One (Principle 17) Job

04/12/2019 |

Darrell Mann

No shortcuts. It should be everyone’s mantra. Like these people:

…especially important when kids are involved…

…so they grow up to be the kind of public servants we need them to be…

…always ready … Read More

Short Thort

30/11/2019 |

Darrell Mann

“That which is not measurable is not science. That which is not physics is stamp collecting.” Sir Ernest Rutherford

“The more physics you have the less engineering you need.” Sir … Read More

Wow In Music – Take It With Me

20/11/2019 |

Darrell Mann

First up, no-one – no-one – writes lyrics like Tom Waits. He has the rare knack of hitting a nerve. The song ‘Take It With Me’ from his 1999 album, Mule Variations represents something of a high-point … Read More

Call for examples of Inventive Principles in Health and Social Care settings.

12/11/2019 |

John Sainsbury

The use of Systematic Innovation is generating some attention in health and social care settings in the UK. Workshops are proving effective in analysing problems and providing strong innovative solutions. Problem exploration tools have enabled workshop participants to … Read More

Not So Funny – Double Standards

06/11/2019 |

Darrell Mann

We live in a strange world. Usually, these days, a world in which we’re all forced into personalized filter bubbles that makes us less and less able to empathise with people holding views different to our own. Irony … Read More

Short Thort

30/10/2019 |

Darrell Mann

“It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way.” Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

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Wow In Music – No Me, No You, No More

16/10/2019 |

Darrell Mann

I was reading the inspiring book, ‘Your Song Changed My Life’, by Bob Boilen a few weeks ago. In the book, Boilen interviews a number of my favourite artists asking them, per the book’s title, which music changed … Read More

The Coffee Panacea

02/10/2019 |

Darrell Mann

Upon learning this month that caffeine makes perovskite photovoltaics more stable, thus enhancing their commercial potential in the next generation of solar-cells https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/green-tech/solar/java-takes-the-jitters-out-of-solar-cells, it made us wonder what other miracles coffee was capable of achieving. Turns out quite … Read More

Short Thort

26/09/2019 |

Darrell Mann

“In the received wisdom, which assumes that the problem is resistance, it follows that what is needed to overcome the resistance is leadership. So when the project fails, this is seen as resulting … Read More

Wow In Music – First We Take Manhattan

18/09/2019 |

Darrell Mann

With 20/ 20 hindsight, it makes perfect sense that Jennifer Warnes’ exquisite 1986 album, Famous Blue Raincoat: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, became a critical and commercial success. After all, Cohen is now widely regarded as one of … Read More

40 Inventive (Shoe) Principles

04/09/2019 |

Darrell Mann

After last month’s criticism of the fashion industry’s lack of creativity, we faced a backlash. Armies of angry fashionistas carrying placards outside our offices. Chants of ‘you’re not fit to wear the shirt’. It was, frankly, time for … Read More

Short Thort

30/08/2019 |

Darrell Mann

“There must always be two kinds of art: escape-art, for man needs escape as he needs food and deep sleep, and parable-art, that art which shall teach man to unlearn hatred and learn love.” W.H. Auden

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Wow In Music – River

21/08/2019 |

Darrell Mann

 

Released in 1971 and produced by Reprise records, River is a contemporary folk song found on Joni Mitchell’s classic album, ‘Blue’. For some reason, even though it really isn’t really a Christmas song, it has somehow … Read More

Sustainable Innovation 2019 Conference

07/08/2019 |

Darrell Mann

I’m told that the reason women agree to have another child is because they’re programmed to forget the pain associated with giving birth to the previous one. Not on anything like the same level, but I think I … Read More

Short Thort

31/07/2019 |

Darrell Mann

Things can be correct but not true. They can be incorrect and yet be true. They can be neither correct nor true. Or they can be both. This gives us four possible kinds of … Read More

Wow In Music – You Make My Dreams

17/07/2019 |

Darrell Mann

Something of a guilty pleasure of a song for this month’s ‘Wow’ feature. “You Make My Dreams”, sometimes incorrectly referred to as “You Make My Dreams Come True”, is a song by the American duo Hall & Oates, … Read More