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Innovation Payback

27/03/2007 |

Ellen Domb

A persistent trend in the growing literature on innovation is the drawing of lines: various authors draw the line between creativity and innovation in various ways and at various points, but the usual mode is to put creativity on … Read More

Back to the Bias-Sphere

26/03/2007 |

Michael S. Slocum

A couple of weeks have passed since I challenged you to make note of when you acted based on bias. I suggested that you record events where your bias or the minimum had too much influence on your actions … Read More

Innovation Survey

21/03/2007 |

Katie Barry

(March 27, 2007 – The survey is closed. Thank you for your participation!)

Some of you may have noticed a new link on our navigation menu to an Innovation survey being conducted by our sister website, iSixSigma. This survey … Read More

300- Only Part of the Story

19/03/2007 |

Michael S. Slocum

King Leonidas and a small Spartan contingent attempted to defend Thermopylae and all of Greece against the Persian invasion leads by the god-king Xerxes (480 BC). The recent movie, 300, depicts the stand these Spartans made against the … Read More

Innovation or Evolution?

14/03/2007 |

Michael Cyger

I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “All Companies Need Innovation; Hasbro Finds a New Magic” (2/26/07, page B1). I immediately got excited to read that title because a) most of my formidable years were … Read More

Why is Systematic Innovation So Hard?

07/03/2007 |

Michael Cyger

Jessica Harper, managing editor of iSixSigma Magazine, and I have been discussing the upcoming July/August issue of the magazine focused on innovation. We had what we thought was a simple idea for the cover story: find a company that … Read More

Beginning At the End

01/03/2007 |

Cass Pursell

Sometimes the end is the beginning. I recently changed jobs and changed cities, leaving behind truncated plans and plunging ahead into the chaos of the new. Information Technology, always central to my life but in the background like … Read More

The Bias-Sphere and the Lowest Energy State: Bathed in Mediocrity

01/03/2007 |

Michael S. Slocum

Each one of us operates within a set of constraints that is defined by a complex intersection of biases that we have accumulated. Let’s call this space our Bias-Sphere. These biases come from various sources: our educational background, … Read More

Think You Have What It Takes to be a Chief Innovation Officer?

26/02/2007 |

Michael Cyger

Companies like Humana, Coca-Cola, AMD, Citigroup and Cargill are all establishing the position of Chief Innovation Officer (CIO - unfortunately, confusingly similar to Chief Information Officer). It appears that companies are recognizing that the development of new ideas, new products, … Read More

Ideality and Idealized Design

23/02/2007 |

Ellen Domb

The concept of the ideal final result is pervasive in TRIZ. Whether you are doing problem solving or technology forecasting, the ideal final result tells you the direction of the simplest possible solution to the problem. If you use … Read More

Soliciting External Inspiration

19/02/2007 |

Katie Barry

Dell just launched Ideastorm, a website for stimulating and gathering the brainstormed ideas of its customers – and anyone else interested in furthering Dell’s success.

Site visitors can submit ideas, vote on a particular idea’s value and comment on … Read More

Now for Something Completely Different

12/02/2007 |

Michael S. Slocum

Nothing could be worse than having your market share taken by a new product or service. After all the hard work and effort you have invested in bringing your idea to market, establishing the market, educating the users, … Read More

Surveying Innovation Activity

06/02/2007 |

Katie Barry

InnovationLabs released results of its Permanent Innovation survey this week. Particularly noteworthy responses include:

  • Only 13% of those surveyed felt that their company/organization understands the innovation process.
  • More than half of the respondents felt that “lack … Read More

Welcome Back Kotter

26/01/2007 |

Michael S. Slocum

After I gave my presentation at the IQPC Six Sigma Summit with Ms. Sally Frettinger from Ventana Medical Systems, I was asked about the cultural implications of the work Sally and I presented. The next day General Colin … Read More

A TRIZ Podcast

26/01/2007 |

Katie Barry

The TRIZ Journal’s managing editor Ellen Domb is featured in a podcast interview by Dan Keldsen, emphasizing applications of TRIZ to software development. It’s the third TRIZ interview in Keldsen’s series.

Listen to it here to learn more about … Read More

Real Cultural Change

21/01/2007 |

Ellen Domb

One concern of the “innovation community” is the need for massive cultural change to convert old-style, business-as-usual organizations to aggressive, change-hungry, experimental innovation organizations. And the history of cultural change is not good–various studies of corporate change initiatives have failure … Read More

Providing the Tools

17/01/2007 |

Cass Pursell

So the organization has decided to become more innovative. Great. We can expect an increase in R&D spending, a shift in strategic positioning, and an emphasis on new products or services. But what will be missed? Where are the … Read More

Travel to Conferences

13/01/2007 |

Ellen Domb

Regular readers of The TRIZ Journal know that I am constantly filling the “welcome letter” (our editorial column) with reminders almost a year in advance for readers to submit papers to the various conferences around the globe, and more … Read More

Innovation and Rome

08/01/2007 |

Michael S. Slocum

Rome was founded in the middle of a savage world. Legend has it that twin brothers Remus and Romulas founded the city after being raised by a wolf in the wild. Rome was, at this time, under the … Read More

Celebrating 10 Years of The TRIZ Journal

08/01/2007 |

Michael Cyger

During the last 10 years The TRIZ Journal established itself as the leading online publisher of information about TRIZ, systematic innovation, and creativity-related articles and tools. The TRIZ Journal has developed and promoted the methodology’s use, the functionality of … Read More