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Small Groups Vs. Big Groups

| On 01, Jan 2010

Message: 1463
Posted by: Ellen Domb
Posted on: Sunday, 26th October 2008


There are now 2 TRIZ-related discussion groups on LinkedIn and many more elsewhere. (and the original TRIZ topica listserve, and the discussion Forum in The TRIZ Journal.)   I'm concerned that the fragmentation of the groups will be wasteful–for example, I just spent time answering the question about resources in English and Spanish for Trees of Evolution on a Linked-In list, then found it on another list.  BUT there are about 40 members total on those lists, where the bigger groups have hundreds (topica) or thousands (TRIZ Journal) of people.  The theory of networks is that the usefulness goes with n(n-1).  I think the person who asked the question could get much  better answers from a bigger network of people.

So, should we have multiple networks of multiple sizes?   Or put more energy and support into a few big ones?