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Book Review: Joy of Inventing for Everyone

26/06/2005 |

by Frederick L. Orthlieb, PhD, PE Williamson Professor of Civil & Mechanical Engineering, Swarthmore College John Terninko, PhD Responsible Engineering Details: “Joy of Inventing for Everyone” by Abram Teplitsky. Publication date: 1994. Price: $17.50 paperback, $7.50 electronic, in PDF, … Read More

Book Review: Principles of Survival (A Theory of Everyday Creativity) By: Gennady Kizevich

25/03/2005 |

by Gennady Kizevich Reviewed by Michael S. Slocum, Ph.D., M.B.B., T.Sc. Details: 352 pages, paperback edition available from for $17 US (a bargain). This book was published by Washington House in March of 2004.

Editor’s note: So that our … Read More

Book Review: Hands on Systematic Innovation for Business and Management by Darrell Mann

22/09/2004 |

Reviewed by: Michael S. Slocum

Hands on Systematic Innovation for Business and Management is published by IFR Press, and can be ordered from their bookstore at Hardback, 539 pages. £40 plus shipping.

This book is the follow-on to the … Read More

Book Review: Innovation Training by Ruth Ann Hattori and Joyce Wycoff

02/09/2004 |

Reviewed by Jack Hipple, Tom Kling and Norbert Hoeller

Jack Hipple, Innovation TRIZ Tom Kling, Dow Chemical Company Norbert Hoeller, IBM Canada

Innovation Training is published by the American Society for Training and Development, and can be ordered from their … Read More

Book Review: How To Develop Winning New Product Ideas Systematically

17/07/2004 |

By: Roni Horowitz, Reviewed by Larry Ball, and John Terninko, Edited by Ellen Domb Details: 145 pages. Published in April, 2004, as an e-book in PDF format. Download from for US$57.

Editor’s note: We invited two reviewers to … Read More

Book Review: Effective Innovation: The Development of Winning Technologies

23/04/2004 |

ISBN 0-7918-0203-5 Hard cover, 247 pages, with index Cost: $69 ($55 for ASME members) or £56.00 Published simultaneously by ASME Press (US) and Professional Engineering Publishing (UK) We are borrowing The American Society for Training and Development book … Read More

Book Review: Pocket TRIZ for Six Sigma

20/02/2004 |

Reviewed by: Larry Ball, Thomas Kling, Paul Sheehy

The editors wanted the readers to get opinions directly from people who would use this book or refer others to it.

Pocket TRIZ for Six Sigma fulfills its name. It is small … Read More

Book Review: Breakthrough Inventing With TRIZ, Second Edition. By: Larry Ball

21/01/2004 |

Loose leaf notebook, 80 pages. Available from the Products and Services page of The TRIZ Journal as a free download for individual study, or in a printed version in full color for $24.95.

The purpose of most book reviews … Read More

Review of “Solution – Innovation Card Game”

24/12/2003 |

By: Walter Lamia

Review of “Solution – Innovation Card Game” by Walter Lamia, Colorado State Univ. doctoral student Hape Etzold’s card game (€45,50 at based on the TRIZ inventive principles. It comprises forty cards, each printed with a principle, … Read More

Book Review: Inventive Thinking through TRIZ by Michael Orloff

30/11/2003 |

Reviewed by: Michael S. Slocum and Ellen Domb Ralph Czerepinski Jose M. Vicente-Gomila Richard Kaplan

Title: Inventive Thinking through TRIZ: A Practical Guide, 332 pages, 329 examples, 228 figures Author: Michael A. Orloff Publisher: Springer Verlag, 2003, … Read More

Book Review: the 121 Heuristics for Problem Solving.

15/10/2003 |

Review: The 121 heuristics for problem solving. By Ellen Domb and Michael Slocum

Regular readers of The TRIZ Journal will remember the articles in the September 2000 and July 2001 issues by the authors of the new book, The … Read More

Book Review: “Unified Structured Inventive Thinking – an Overview”

20/09/2003 |

by Ellen Domb,

Unified Structured Inventive Thinking — an Overview by Ed Sickafus. 50 pages. Available free from in either PDF or doc format. © 2001. The purpose of a book review is usually to tell the reader … Read More

Preview of a New English Translation of a TRIZ Book

13/09/2003 |

By: Vladimir Petrov

INTRODUCTION Dear reader, I’d like to introduce you to the first book in the series “Professional TRIZ.”1 The theory of inventive problem solving (TRIZ) is a science that allows creative problems in any field of knowledge … Read More

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS): A Roadmap for Product Development (Book review)

25/08/2003 |

By: Michael Slocum

The TRIZ Journal is pleased to announce the publication of Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Product Development. Drs. Kai Yang and Basem El-Haik have delivered a tremendous research effort that will support the successful … Read More

Book Review: How To Invent (Almost) Anything

25/06/2003 |

By: Joe A. Miller

Title: How To Invent (Almost) Anything (ISBN 1-904298 87 7) Price £49.95 310 pages; Publisher: Spiro Press, London, England Authors: David Straker and Graham Rawlinson

How To Invent (Almost) Anything is a book that teaches us … Read More

Book Review: TRIZ: Through the Eyes of an American TRIZ Specialist

28/05/2003 |

By Ralph Czerepinski, innovation consultant,

TRIZ: Through the Eyes of an American TRIZ Specialist, by Dana W. Clarke, Sr., Applied Innovation Alliance, December, 2002. 80 pp US$30. Order from the Products and Services page of The TRIZ Journal or … Read More

Book (and Product) Review: Introduction to ASIT

25/04/2003 |

By: Ellen Domb

Introduction to ASIT by Dr. Roni Horowitz. 2003. 95 pages. Published as an e-book packaged with the on-line course “Introduction to ASIT” (See course review in the July 2001 issue of The TRIZ Journal) US$29 for … Read More

Book Review: TRIZ Companion

20/02/2003 |

By Catherine Lundberg,

Title: TRIZ Companion Written by Darrell Mann and Simon Dewulf Publisher: Creax Press. Price: 29Euros plus shipping Paperback, 122 pages. ISBN 90-77071-03-2 (pocket-sized format) TRIZ Companion is an excellent reference that even the most skilled … Read More

Book Review: “Anatomy of a fiction plot (ANATOMIYA SYUGETA)”

09/01/2003 |

Book Review: “Anatomy of a fiction plot (ANATOMIYA SYUGETA)”

by Dr. Semyon Savransky*

Book Review: Alexandr Moldaver. “Anatomy of a fiction plot (ANATOMIYA SYUGETA).”(in Russian) Jerusalem, Israel, 2002.

The results of almost 20 years of the … Read More

Book Review: Value Engineering: A Plan for Invention

20/11/2002 |

By: Joe Miller

Joe A. Miller Quality Process Consulting

Title: Value Engineering: A Plan for Invention (ISBN 1-57444-235-X) Price $57.95 (352 pages; Publisher: St. Lucie Press (CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, Florida, USA Author: Richard J. Park

Value Engineering: A … Read More