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Short Thort

07/02/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“Nothing was ever in tune. People just blindly grabbed at whatever there was: communism, health foods, zen, surfing, ballet, hypnotism, group encounters, orgies, biking, herbs, Catholicism, weight-lifting, travel, withdrawal, vegetarianism, India, painting, writing, sculpting, composing, conducting, … Read More

Generational Cycles – Deadhead Stickers On Cadillacs

31/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“I was driving down the San Diego Freeway and got passed by a $21,000 Cadillac Seville, the status symbol of the Right-wing upper-middle-class American bourgeoisie – all the guys with the blue blazers with the crests and the … Read More

Wow In Music – Summertime In England

22/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

In February 1980, Van Morrison and a group of musicians travelled to Super Bear, a studio in the French Alps, to record (on the site of a former abbey) what is considered to be the most controversial album … Read More

Not So Funny – Feedback Loops

17/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Feedback loops are an essential element of any and all complex systems. Its always a good idea to understand what loops are in place. And which new ones you can create.

2017 has been a year of some … Read More

Wow In Music – Roxanne

12/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

When Sting first played it to the band, they knew it was a hit. When the band first played it to their management, they too knew it was a hit. And today it is still The Police’s signature … Read More

Not So Funny – The Yin Yang Of Innovation

12/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

For every great idea, there’s always someone at the opposite end of the spectrum you’re at. They’re busy innovating too.

Some people can’t be safe enough; others love the thrill of putting yourself in danger:

 

Or … Read More

Short Thort

12/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“Groups are only smart when there is a balance between the information that everyone in the group shares and the information that each of the members of the group holds privately. It’s the combination of all those pieces … Read More

Use of Triz in the evaluation of innovations

14/04/2017 |

Related posts:

  1. SYSTEMATIC BUSINESS INNOVATION: A ROADMAP
  2. Multi-Screen Analysis for Innovation Roadmapping
  3. Day at the Museum – A resource for teaching and learning TRIZ

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A Ridiculous Question with Embarassing Results: What’s the Value?

24/02/2012 |

Lynda CurtinI imagine there are some people at Verizon, Netflix, and Bank of America who are surprised and embarrassed by the enraged consumer responses to the new fees they recently rolled out. Imagine how awful it must be make a … Read More

The Real World of Upward Integration in the Health Care Arena

06/07/2011 |

In our efforts to control health care costs, we see all kinds of different approaches being used, a few of which have been discussed in this commentary over time. In the June 29 issue of The Wall Street Journal, pB1, … Read More

TRIZ Podcasts: The Resource Story

30/06/2011 |

Our friends at TRIZIndia have started a podcast series that will be both a tutorial on TRIZ methods and a discussion of how to teach an apply those methods in real situations in real companies. It is free and easy … Read More

Necessity vs. Scarcity

22/06/2011 |

A recent discussion on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network highlights a discussion, started by Teresa Amibile and Steve Kramer promoting necessity, as opposed to scarcity, as the mother of invention. They discuss the pros and cons of “starving” as … Read More

IRI Meeting Day 2 Commentary

17/06/2011 |

Industrial Research Institute Meeting Report-II

IRI Meeting-I was priveleged to present a workshop on TRIZ problem solving at the annual IRI meeting in Philadelphia this year and was able to attend a number of very interesting presentations from senior executives … Read More

Industrial Research Institute Meeting Report-I

30/05/2011 |

Jack Hipple

IRI Meeting-I was priveleged to present a workshop on TRIZ problem solving at the annual IRI meeting in Philadelphia this year and was able to attend a number of very interesting presentations from senior executives from materials and service … Read More

Information: Use It!

17/05/2011 |

In the same week in the Wall Street Journal, we see two interesting and diverse examples of how information can transform a major industry and a household hobby.

 

In hospitals, blood tests are routinely ordered by phsyicians who rarely … Read More

S.T.E.M. Plus

12/05/2011 |

 

Leaders in European Union, India, China, USA and many other countries have been asking for more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) graduates in order to drive more innovation. We also know that there are unemployed STEM professionals. Simply … Read More

Bugs and Solar Power

12/05/2011 |

For those of you who don’t read the magazine DISCOVER, I want to pass on to you another great example of problems in parallel universes. Several years ago, work started within the TRIZ community to see if the basic principles … Read More

People and Dreams

09/05/2011 |

We hear all the time about how few new ideas actually wind up as commercially successful (I.e. make money) products or services and we all wish the percentage is higher. But when failure does occur, it’s important that we learn … Read More

39 Parameters in Information Technology

30/03/2011 |

Vladimir Petrov is asking for help from our readers for a new project.His TRIZ Journal articles have been very helpful to many people learning TRIZ, so it is a great privilege to use this column to help him get feedback … Read More

e-Waste… Electronics and Sustainability Symposium

25/03/2011 |

Sustainable Electronics Initiative (SEI), a consortium dedicated to the development and implementation of a more sustainable system for designing, producing, remanufacturing, and recycling electronic devices at Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is hosting the second annual symposium. … Read More