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Entrepreneur of the Year

27/12/2006 |

Ellen Domb

End of year contradiction: there’s lots of good information in all the “best of the year” issues of magazines. But there’s less and less time to read it and extract useful lessons. BUT this is not going to be a TRIZ lesson … Read More

Right Tasty Glaze

24/12/2006 |

Cass Pursell

There’s a great quote by British cookbook author Jane Grigson relating the holiday season to innovation. “Clever food is not appreciated at Christmas. It makes the little ones cry and the old ones nervous. Don’t,” she warned, “Be original.”

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Innovation Maverick

11/12/2006 |

Michael S. Slocum

The innovation maverick is that individual who perceives the way forward in an organization through the creation of innovative concepts. When an organization is in the entrepreneurial phase, the maverick is the driving force for the commercialization of the … Read More

Aligning For Innovation

07/12/2006 |

Cass PursellAccording to a recent article in The Economist, Google has established a production formula that requires developers to spend 70% of their time working on core products, 20% of their time in support of non-core projects, and 10% of … Read More

Innovation with Silly String

06/12/2006 |

Katie Barry

Silly string in combat? Sounds silly (forgive the pun), but it’s true. Cans of Silly String are being used in combat areas for serious work – testing for trip wires. [Click here to read the full story.]

This is … Read More

Who Can I Sell This To?

04/12/2006 |

Ellen Domb

TRIZ and QFD usually focus on understanding a customer, and either improving a product or service to make it better for that customer, or keeping it the same for the customer while improving the production and delivery system. In … Read More

Innovation: Infinite in All Directions

27/11/2006 |

Michael S. Slocum

Real Innovation has a special purpose – to find real applications of systematic innovation, analyze the systematic approaches utilized and bring those lessons to others. Paradigms must shift, cultures must change and biases must be overcome. Perhaps surprisingly, … Read More

Wipro’s Growing Innovation Business

27/11/2006 |

Katie Barry

The following is from a Business Week Q&A with Wipro CEO Azim Premji:

Q: Wipro has a growing innovation business. How do you organize it?A: We have an innovation council consisting of the champions from different technology domains, practices, … Read More

Dilbert on Six Sigma and Innovation

26/11/2006 |

Michael Cyger

Dilbert and his pointy haired boss tackled two topics that are near and dear to my heart: Six Sigma and innovation. In one fell swooop, he reduced both topics to buzz words and hype. While I’m sure there are … Read More


21/11/2006 |

Ellen Domb

Ron Fulbright at the University of South Carolina Upstate (and a TRIZ Journal author) has written an excellent article on the need for and requirements for “innostructure”—innovation infrastructure. This article appears in “Business Innovation” which is a publication related … Read More

IBM Dedicates $100 Million to Innovation

20/11/2006 |

Michael Cyger

On Tuesday Chairman and CEO Samuel J. Palmisano announced that IBM would invest $100 million on ten new and innovative ideas that resulted from an online brainstorming session called InnovationJam.

InnovationJam, which was billed as the “largest-ever brainstorming session,” … Read More

Real Innovation Is Upon Us

15/11/2006 |

Michael S. Slocum

Problem solving is something that we all do, almost all the time. We have a tendency to take problem solving skills that we have developed for granted. We don’t even consider our approach anymore. We just face the … Read More

Innovation Certification?

12/11/2006 |

Katie Barry

I recently listened to a webinar hosted by Spark Partners ( and KnowledgeShift ( called “Continuous Innovation and Beyond – How to Earn a Black Belt in Innovation Overview.” The title of the webinar was intriguing. Achieving innovation is … Read More

TRIZ in Business Week

12/11/2006 |

Ellen Domb

I’m the managing editor of The TRIZ Journal ( and a consultant, instructor and advocate for TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving). So my commentaries for won’t have any hidden agendas or biases – my biases are right … Read More

Welcome to the Real Innovation Commentaries

10/11/2006 |

Michael Cyger

A great deal has been published about innovation in the popular press lately. And very little of it has any substance. If 65% of global chief executives and other business leaders believe they will have to make fundamental changes … Read More