ASITiada: from TRIZ to 'Hierarchical TRIZ Algorithms' in four steps

Y. B. Karasik
Thought Guiding Systems Corp.,
Ottawa, Canada.
e-mail:karasik@sympatico.ca

Authors of TRIZ-journal venerate number 40. Articles on 40 principles loom big in the journal. However, slowly but steadily a mini-cult emerges: the veneration of number 4.

First Roni Horowitz wrote a paper "From TRIZ to ASIT in four steps". Now Larry Ball writes how he arrived at his "Hierarchical TRIZ Algorithms" from TRIZ in four steps:

If this is a trend, then I predict the appearance of other "4-steps" articles in the journal. In fact, one has already appeared. It is the article by Toru Nakagawa in the same May issue of TRIZ-journal which I would title "From TRIZ to JUSIT in four steps". Indeed:

But I better review his article separately.