Question: How many TRIZniks does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer #1: 3 TRIZniks + 3 Poles. While one TRIZnik searches for the ideal bulb which does not exist and the second one tries to figure out how the bulb can be changed by itself, the third one browses the Information Resources and finds that a Standard solution exists: employing 3 Poles. One to stand on a chair and hold the bulb and the other two to spin the chair.
Answer #2: 2 TRIZniks + a field of rotational forces. One to stand on the shoulders of the other and hold the bulb, and the latter to spin the former.
Question: How many TRIZniks does it take to solve a problems of the first level ?
Answer: 10000 + one kid. The kid solves the problem and 10000 TRIZniks spread tales that he did it by TRIZ.
A TRIZnik is given a problem: "How to stop the Polish army on horseback ?" He momentarily comes up with a solution: add another substance and a field. Then he peeks at the control answer - turn off the carousel - and muses: why was the field removed rather than added ?
A TRIZ example on Spheroidality principle: firing squad standing in a circle.
A TRIZ example on increasing ideality: a solar-powered flashlight.
(To be continued)