Monday, July 07, 2008
New blogs and Wiki--Innovation and TRIZ
This month I've discovered two new blogs, both on the general theme of innovation, with specific topics and articles on TRIZ. Both are excellent, and I recommend them to readers.
Jim Belfiore's "Thirty minutes from Andromeda" at
http://andromeda-30.blogspot.com/ combines personal musings, technical articles, and travel topics. I've persuaded Jim to let us reprint some of his columns in the TRIZ Journal--if you enjoyed (or learned from, or got mad at...)them, you may want to read the extensive archive.
John Cooke's "The Innovator's Sweet Spot" at
http://www.cocatalyst.com/blog/ covers a wide range of innovation topics, with excellent research on examples and case studies. I've already entered comments on 4 of them (3 to agree and amplify, one to disagree--maybe that will get interested readers to go look at the comments sections!)
Bill Fowlkes has developed a Wiki called TRIZ World at
About a dozen people have made significant contributions, and many more have made occasional posts. It needs a lot more participants to reach the critical mass of people who can develop a significant body of knowledge. It is easy to participate--very intuitive interfaces. Reward: the more you post, the bigger your picture gets in the little thumbnail collection! (I thought this was a good example of a TRIZ concept of use existing resources--rewarding you with your own picture.)
Anybody have other new sites to recommend? Please send comments!