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May 2008's TRIZ Journal

Welcome to the May 2008 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

| On 05, May 2008

By Katie Barry, Ellen Domb and Michael S. Slocum

There is a lot of information to share this month. We’ve got company news, conference reports and news, a reminder that we’re always on the hunt for new article submissions, and that’s without all of this month’s articles!

CTQ Media News

Last year our sister publication,, launched a Marketplace for e-publications ( The Marketplace sells a wide selection of immediately downloadable electronic documents. More importantly, it markets and sells items produced by small companies and individuals, allowing them to reach their target audience in a cost-effective and low-risk manner.

The Marketplace’s success has been so great with sellers and buyers alike that later this spring CTQ Media (parent company to Real Innovation and iSixSigma) will launch a re-designed and re-engineered website to include other CTQ Media topics – expanding into the areas of systematic innovation and business process management.

What can you sell? Materials that business professionals want in any number of forms, including:

  • Ebooks (10- to 2,000+ page documents)
  • Training materials (Microsoft PowerPoint slides that include instructor notes)
  • Templates (Microsoft Excel or Word)
  • Reports
  • Software
  • Examples (control plans, communication plans)
  • You name it!

How do you become a partner? Once you have a product ready for sale that is 100 percent owned by you or your company, contact the Marketplace via email ( with your request to partner or contact Marketplace manager Virginia Hill directly at 206-347-0943 or

More News

  • Last month, founding editor Ellen Domb attended The Altshuller Institute’s TRIZCON2008. She shared her impressions of the conference and reported on the speakers and attendees in a series of commentaries. In case you missed them “live,” catch up here.
  • The 8th ETRIA World TRIZ Future Conference has extended its call for abstracts until May 30, 2008.
  • The TRIZ Journal is always looking for returning and new authors and new articles. It’s easy to submit – instructions and guidelines can be found here.

Until June, happy TRIZ reading!