A brief review of other articles published in TRIZ-journal this month

Y. B. Karasik,
Thought Guiding Systems Corp.,
Ottawa, Canada.

The other articles showcase what TRIZ is really good for. It is good for writing articles on innovation management and, respectively, for advancing the career of their authors. The algorithm is as follows:
Step 1. Write something (or borrow somebody else's writings).
Step 2. Add TRIZ to it.
Step 3. Stir well.
Step 4. Add critique of the competitors who did the same in the past to make you look as a real innovator.
Step 5. Stir well.
Step 6. Taste it. If looks familiar, go to Step 7 otherwise to Step 9.
Step 7. Add more TRIZ, more critique, or more of something else.
Step 8. Go to Step 5.
Step 9. Publish it !

The articles [1,2,3] of the current issues of TRIZ-journal were cooked exactly in the accordance with this recipe.

The only article that seemed to be outstanding in this respect and to contain something interesting was that by Ian Mitchell and Darrell Mann [4]. (Surprise, surprise !) But we were too tired to read it carefully to the very end. Nevertheless, our "Best of TRIZ-journal" award for this month goes to them. Congratulations !

R E F E R E N C E S:

1. Pierluigi Petrali, "Integrating TRIZ and other methodologies in product/process re-engineering", The February 2004 issue of TRIZ-journal.

2. Tilo Pfeifer, Martin Tillmann, "Innovative Process Chain Optimization - Utilizing the Tools of TRIZ and TOC for Manufacturing", The February 2004 issue of TRIZ-journal.

3. Nelly Kozyreva, "TRIZ for people: psychological aspects", The February 2004 issue of TRIZ-journal.

4. Ian Mitchell, Darrell Mann, "Constraint-Dominated Breakthrough Innovation in a Manufacturing Process Situation (A Case Study From the Photographic Paper Manufacture Industry)", The February 2004 issue of TRIZ-journal.