The Altshuller Institute

for TRIZ Studies

Soft Side of TRIZ

Jack HippleJack Hipple

Last month we reviewed some of the inventive principles contained in the TRIZ contradiction table and discussed how they could be translated into concepts useful in the business and organizational world. Let's continue that discussion.

As we said last month, when we first look at the contradiction table and the inventive principles, we are tempted to look at the words and not see how to connect them with business, organizational, and people problems and just say they aren't applicable. As we demonstrated, it's not impossible-- it just takes some mental effort and a little imagination. Recall also an excellent TRIZ Journal article reviewing the 40 principles and their "translation" into business terms can be found at the www.triz-journal.com web site. It's in the September 1999 issue.

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