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Conference Review – ICSI 10

02/12/2019 |

Darrell Mann

The 10th International Conference on Systematic Innovation was convened at the University of Liverpool from 9-11 July. Statistics-wise, the event was attended by over 100 people, from 16 different countries. They got to listen to 4 plenary presentations, … 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

Book Review: Extreme Ownership

11/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

If you want to find the ‘someone, somewhere that already solved your problem’, the best place to go look are places where people have a more extreme version of your problem. If you’re a manager operating in a … Read More

Book Review: Unifying Physics of Accelerators, Lasers and Plasma

01/03/2016 |

Book author:  Andrei Seyri

Reviewed by Dr. Michael Ohler, Principal at BMGI

See the publishers website here Discount code for TRIZ Journal readers: AZP98


With “Unifying Physics of Accelerators, Lasers and Plasma,” Seryi Andrei has written a fascinating account. It … Read More

Book Review: The Ideal Result

19/10/2015 |


Jack Hipple is a very popular TRIZ instructor. He works with the Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering societies, with his own clients, and with groups at conferences around the world on TRIZ for management as well as engineering applications. … Read More

Book Review: Innovation on Demand – By Victor Fey and Eugene Rivin

07/05/2015 |

Publication Details: Innovation on Demand: New Product Development Using TRIZ by Victor Fey and Eugene Rivin. © 2005. Cambridge University Press ISBN-13 978-0-521-82620-4 £35 or $65

When I first encountered TRIZ back in 1997, there were two books … Read More

Please Suggest a Review on Innovation Methodology

01/01/2010 |

Just begin to pay attention to this issue.It seems there are a lot of innovation methods, brainstorming, HRP, TRIZ. Any suggestion about a review (or reviews) on these methods, differeRead More

Book Review: Fishbone Flow

18/12/2006 |

Darrell Mann Systematic Innovation Ltd, UK. Phone: +44 (1275) 337500 Fax: +44 (1275) 337509 E-mail: Fishbone Flow: Integrating Lean, Six Sigma, TPM and TRIZ By John Bicheno A PICSIE Book, 2006

Fishbone Flow is a 120-page quick reference guide … Read More

Book Review: Thoughtivity – A Treasure Chest

02/07/2006 |

Thoughtivity for Kids by Tatiana Sidorchuk and Nikolai Khomenko reviewed by Cal Halliburton and Sue McCarthy Title: Thoughtivity for Kids: Developing Creativity, Imagination, Problem Solving and Language in ages 3-8; Through TRIZ and Other Innovation Methods: A study manual … Read More

“American Inventor” Television Program – Review

20/04/2006 |

by Ralph Czerepinski, PhD, and Joe Miller It’s only entertainment. “Reality” TV. A way for enterprising people to maybe win a million $, and get some publicity. A showcase for hustlers and con artists. Or desperate people willing … Read More

Review: JOURNAL OF TRIZ: Value to English-Speaking Readers

10/02/2006 |

by: Jack Hipple Publication Details: the Journal of TRIZ is the English translation of the Russian language magazine, which has just resumed publication in 2005 after a long hiatus. The cost of a single issue of the Journal of … Read More

Book Review: Innovation on Demand – By Victor Fey and Eugene Rivin

05/02/2006 |

Review by Dr. Jim Bradley James Bradley Ph.D., PE, 6 Sigma Site Leader & Master Black Belt and TRIZ Specialist, International Truck and Engine Corporation Publication Details: Innovation on Demand: New Product Development Using TRIZ by Victor Fey and Eugene … Read More

Review: Systematic Innovation Newsletter by CREAX

07/07/2005 |

Reviewed by: Ralph Czerepinski, Marco Aurelio de Carvahlo

Details: Free, on-line. Past issues are linked together. Go to to subscribe, or to to see one issue.

Since the beginning of 2005, those of us fortunate to be … Read More

Book Review: Joy of Inventing for Everyone

26/06/2005 |

by Frederick L. Orthlieb, PhD, PE Williamson Professor of Civil & Mechanical Engineering, Swarthmore College John Terninko, PhD Responsible Engineering Details: “Joy of Inventing for Everyone” by Abram Teplitsky. Publication date: 1994. Price: $17.50 paperback, $7.50 electronic, in PDF, … Read More

Book Review: Principles of Survival (A Theory of Everyday Creativity) By: Gennady Kizevich

25/03/2005 |

by Gennady Kizevich Reviewed by Michael S. Slocum, Ph.D., M.B.B., T.Sc. Details: 352 pages, paperback edition available from for $17 US (a bargain). This book was published by Washington House in March of 2004.

Editor’s note: So that our … Read More

Book Review: Hands on Systematic Innovation for Business and Management by Darrell Mann

22/09/2004 |

Reviewed by: Michael S. Slocum

Hands on Systematic Innovation for Business and Management is published by IFR Press, and can be ordered from their bookstore at Hardback, 539 pages. £40 plus shipping.

This book is the follow-on to the … Read More

Book Review: Innovation Training by Ruth Ann Hattori and Joyce Wycoff

02/09/2004 |

Reviewed by Jack Hipple, Tom Kling and Norbert Hoeller

Jack Hipple, Innovation TRIZ Tom Kling, Dow Chemical Company Norbert Hoeller, IBM Canada

Innovation Training is published by the American Society for Training and Development, and can be ordered from their … Read More

Book Review: How To Develop Winning New Product Ideas Systematically

17/07/2004 |

By: Roni Horowitz, Reviewed by Larry Ball, and John Terninko, Edited by Ellen Domb Details: 145 pages. Published in April, 2004, as an e-book in PDF format. Download from for US$57.

Editor’s note: We invited two reviewers to … Read More

Book Review: Effective Innovation: The Development of Winning Technologies

23/04/2004 |

ISBN 0-7918-0203-5 Hard cover, 247 pages, with index Cost: $69 ($55 for ASME members) or £56.00 Published simultaneously by ASME Press (US) and Professional Engineering Publishing (UK) We are borrowing The American Society for Training and Development book … Read More

Book Review: Pocket TRIZ for Six Sigma

20/02/2004 |

Reviewed by: Larry Ball, Thomas Kling, Paul Sheehy

The editors wanted the readers to get opinions directly from people who would use this book or refer others to it.

Pocket TRIZ for Six Sigma fulfills its name. It is small … Read More