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Re-Thinking Physical Contradictions #2: Business Problems

08/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

It feels like a long time ago, because – embarrassingly – it was a long time ago. April 2017 to be precise, and Issue 181 of this ezine, was the place where we started our re-think of the … Read More

Book Review: Business Matrix 3.0

22/04/2018 |

Business Matrix 3.0 by Darrell Mann

Years of ‘continuous improvement’ activity have pushed nearly every enterprise to the end of a dead-end road of ever increasing effort producing ever-diminishing returns.

When we find ourselves in these situations, we have only … Read More


04/10/2016 |

Related posts:

  1. Innovating From The Top – Method, Myth, or Madness?
  2. Multi-Screen Analysis for Innovation Roadmapping
  3. Day at the Museum – A resource for teaching and learning TRIZ

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Prospecting new business models with TRIZ

04/04/2016 |

Related posts:

  2. Innovating From The Top – Method, Myth, or Madness?
  3. Multi-Screen Analysis for Innovation Roadmapping

Read More


01/02/2016 |

Jack Hipple


Tampa, FL


Steve Elliott

Elliot Consulting

Tampa, FL



The principles of TRIZ continue to find applications in fields outside their original application in engineering and technical problem solving.  The past few years we have … Read More

TRIZ and Systematic Business Model Innovation

01/12/2015 |

ICG Training and Consulting, The Netherlands

Published in the Proceedings of  the “TRIZ Future  Conference 2010”, Bergamo, Italy, November 3-5, 2010, Bergamo University Press, pp 189-197. ISBN: 978-88-9633359-4


The paper presents an approach to Business Model Innovation based on … Read More

Crowdsourced and crowdfunded business models viewed as complete (technical) systems

01/12/2015 |

Published previously in TRIZ Future 2013

Timothy Brewera, Ellen Dombb, Joe Millerc, Darrell Mannd

aTimothy Brewer Design, 1740 Raymond Hill Road, #3, South Pasadena, CA 91030, USA

bPQR Group, 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland CA 91786 USA

cPQR Group, 190 … Read More


02/11/2015 |

Originally published in TRIZfest2014

Andrei Kuryan1 and Valeri Souchkov2

1 EPAM Systems, Minsk office, Belarus

2ICG Training & Consulting, Enschede, 7511KH, The Netherlands



The paper presents a framework for expanding the Value Conflict Mapping approach originally developed for collecting … Read More

Business Innoation Confernce Day 3 by John Forsberg

11/10/2010 |

Praveen Gupta

The morning Keynote session was scheduled for 8:30, and I walked in at 8:15 and met the planned speaker, Steve Shapiro. Steve immediately was friendly and quickly talked about his three weeks on the road, the components of … Read More

Business Innovation Maturity Model (BIMM)

22/03/2010 |

Praveen Gupta

After years of talking about innovation there is insufficient progress in deploying innovation in organizations around the world. There are tools and methods to gain new skills but a framework needed for deploying innovation in an organization is still … Read More

Report: Queens School of Business 1st Annual Innovation Summit

21/03/2010 |

Ellen Domb

I’m at the Queens School of Business First Annual Innovation Summit in Kingston, ON Canada  (Friday-Saturday, March 19-20).  Over 160 students, faculty and alumni are talking, listening, and being creative about the process of innovation, with a few visiting … Read More

Business Week Article

01/01/2010 |

I'm a bit late on posting this, but I didn't get to last week's Business Week until now. The cover was about the top 25 innovative companies. Was anyone able to find specifics about the meRead More

Can Innovation Spur Growth in Commoditized Business?

01/01/2010 |

What are the typical market characteristics that make an service/product a commoditiy? If we look at the economic theory one would try and understand the following constituents to answer it.A. PriceRead More

Business with Innovation

01/01/2010 |

Hi, I'm Daniel Benjamin, I'm to start a Small Business, can anyone help me to choose a best business for now world and the future, How about Technology! can i start one?Please Read More

Technical Contradictions for Business

01/01/2010 |

Hi,I would like to know if there is any Technical Contradictions for Business/Sales version just like the 40 Inventive Principles for Sales?Appreciate if anyone can share the materials with meRead More

Business Innovation Conference 10/7/2009 Afternoon

07/10/2009 |

Ellen Domb

Jerry Smith’s presentation on “Intellectual Property & Innovation Management:  The Biggest Opportunity for Differentiation”  took us on a spectacular tour of Jerry’s background in psychology, software, aviation, entrepreneurship,  visualization, film making, academia…   Great for after lunch when the audience … Read More

Business Innovation Conference 10/7/2009 Second Morning Session

07/10/2009 |

Ellen Domb

What a challenge to the speakers who followed Luis Reis to get the audience re-engaged!   I went to the “Innovation in Tough Times” by Peter Balbus and Melissa Giovagnoli.   They asked for some crowd sourcing  input; the participants were … Read More

Business Innovation Conference 10/7/2009

07/10/2009 |

Ellen Domb

Keynote speaker for Day 2 of the conference was Luis Filipe Reis from Inovacao Sonae (division of the family-owned 10Billion Euro Sonae company, which has shopping malls, other retail, real estate, investment managment, construction material manufacturing, and telecom) in Portugal. … Read More

Afternoon Business Innovation Conference 10/6/2009

06/10/2009 |

Ellen Domb

The afternoon program at the Business Innovation Conference kicked off with a great presentation by Thomas Jacobius and Robert Anderson of the IIT Interprofessional Projects Program, which is a very unusual example of academic innovation.   Students at all levels … Read More

Business Innovation Conference 10/6/2009 – Second Session

06/10/2009 |

Ellen Domb

Three breakout sessions = tough choice.   I will report on the session by Irena Suznjevic from SimBex company in Croatia, who reported on her research AND application of methods of personifying innovation.   That means I passed up session on … Read More