Article Review:
"SARS and 40 Principles For Eliminating Technical Contradictions: Creative Singapore",
by Iouri Belski, Len Kaplan, Vladimir Shapiro, Leonid Vaner, Wong Peng Wai

G. L. Filkovsky,
Nomura Securities International,
New York, USA
e-mail:Gfilkovsky@us.nomura.com

This study [1] supposedly is a good indicator that the [40 TRIZ] Principles are still up to date and might help practitioners in finding sound solutions quicker. In fact, it demonstrates that the Principles are needless and that the researchers - Iouri Belski, Len Kaplan, Vladimir Shapiro, Leonid Vaner and Wong Peng Wai - are worthless.

Let's check the study's findings.

It has been found that in less than three months:
- Singaporeans showed enormous creativity and innovativeness in their actions
- They "utilized" at least 21 of the 40 original TRIZ Principles
- Most of the Principles were used to resolve non-technical contradictions

At the same time, the Republic of Singapore did not use the 40 Innovative Principles of TRIZ directly, which means that all this enormous creativity and innovativeness did not need the TRIZ Principles and that the solutions have been found whithout a help of these Principles. This could be a good study for someone who wanted to demonstrate a uselessness of TRIZ!

R E F E R E N C E S:

  1. Iouri Belski, Len Kaplan, Vladimir Shapiro, Leonid Vaner, Wong Peng Wai, SARS and 40 Principles For Eliminating Technical Contradictions: Creative Singapore, The TRIZ-journal, June 2003.