Wednesday, July 30, 2008


TRIZ travels

A basic precept of TRIZ is "somebody, someplace has already solved your problem"--maybe for a different reason, in a different industry, so searching for those solutions and adapting them to your problem becomes the new challenge for innovation.

BUT you can't even search if you don't know that the possibility of solutions exists. That's one reason that I continually encourage my colleagues, readers, and students to go to the international TRIZ meetings and the local/regional meetings, and to participate, not just "attend" to broaden and deepen their knowledge of what is possible.

This week we have reports on the TRIZ developers conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, thanks to Mikhail Rubin and his fellow organizers. See for reports on days 1, 2, and 3. AND remember to check the TRIZ Journal calendar frequently--the Japan meeting is coming up at the end of August, and the Iberoamerican meeeting in October (yes, our friend Darrell Mann is a speaker and so am I, as well as the growing population of industrial and university TRIZ practioners from Mexico, Chile, Brazil, etc.) Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco is easy to reach by air from Europe and South America through Mexico City and from Asia and North America through Los Angeles and San Diego. Plan now to join us!


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