Wednesday, August 30, 2006
TRIZ Journal early news
Good news--we've just gotten permission to reprint Val Kraev's series of 12 articles that together are an excellent beginner tutorial and overview (including exercises and homework, for people who are seriously interested in self-teaching.) They will start running in the TRIZ Journal, one per month, in October 2006. They got a lot of good comments when running in the Altshuller Institute newsletter, which has about 1000 readers, so we're delighted to give him a bigger audience with the TRIZ Journal's 80,000 readers per month.
And we are equally delighted to report the return of an old friend. Gregory Frenklach, who wrote many fine articles in the late 90's, will be returning to our (virtual) pages soon, with his views of the integration of TRIZ with other improvement systems, and the evolution of the use of TRIZ.
Lots of travel--I'm headed for Puebla MX for the Ibero-American TRIZ Congreso, while colleague Darrell Mann is in Japan for the Japan TRIZ meeting. We'll meet up in Belgium in Oct. for ETRIA. Exciting news from both Japan and Belgium is a large number of corporate participants.
Joyce Wycoff has been publishing a series of essays and audio links on 13 innovation competencies (for example, number 12 is how to get feedback on your idea.) Seehttp://innovationigniter.com
These are more generally related to corporate creativity environments, not specifically TRIZ-related, but definitely useful.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Book Discussion: The Change Function
The Change Function
by Pip Coburn, ISBN 1-59184-132-1 has a great variety of case studies on the topic "Why some technologies take off and others crash and burn." TRIZ patterns of evolution and evolutionary potential researchers will be interested in these cases, and I'll be glad to have anyone who wants to comment use this blog as a vehicle for discussion. Likewise, the data (and maybe some of the conclusions, too) from the R. Kurzweil book, The Singularity is Near
should be discussed by the TRIZ community.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Dark ages of Innovation?
Thanks to Marco Aurelio Carvahlo for sending the notice about this article to the TRIZ e-mail list. It has sparked a little (surprisingly little?) discussion about the data analysis, which shows that the current rate of innovation, normalized for the world's population, is worse than in the 1600s.