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Welcome to the January 2007 issue of The

Welcome to the January 2007 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

| On 01, Jan 2007

By Katie Barry, Ellen Domb and Michael S. Slocum

Happy 2007 to all TRIZ Journal readers!

We are happy to celebrate the new year by launching the re-designed TRIZ Journal website. Readers will enjoy continued access to each month’s new issue as well as ten years of TRIZ-filled archives. You no longer need to download each new article – simply click on the article’s link to begin reading.

New to The TRIZ Journal are more frequently updated TRIZ- and general systematic innovation-focused sections: news, events, jobs, discussion forum and commentaries. We hope that you will all consider becoming more active TRIZ enthusiasts and add to the promotion of systematic innovation methodologies and tools. A website is always a work in progress and we hope that you will share your comments and suggestions with us as The TRIZ Journal enters this new phase of publication.

January articles

This month we have a variety of articles that include two continued series, an article co-written by TRIZ Journal managing editor Ellen Domb, and much more.



  • Air Academy Associates has selected the TRIZ Journal’s Managing Editor Michael S. Slocum, an internationally recognized expert in the fields of strategy and innovation, as Chief Innovation Officer and new principal in the company. With the addition of Dr. Slocum to its executive team, Air Academy expands its capability to deliver a customized and innovative competitive excellence strategy to the boardroom as well as to R&D and business units accountable for delivering results. Says Dr. Slocum, “I am honored to join such a prestigious organization. Air Academy Associates has demonstrated a client-first mentality for over fifteen years and I am excited about our future. The synergy associated with coupling Innovation with Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma is fantastic and will assist our clients in achieving competitive excellence.”
  • In addition to his article contribution this month, Toru Nakagawa also shares the news that the TRIZ Home Page in Japan has been updated and provides details of what new TRIZ information can be found on the site.



As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions, especially as you begin using our new website. We are always on the lookout for new and returning authors to share their experiences with TRIZ at all user levels and in both professional and personal categories. Until February, happy reading!