This paper reflects the numerous places where TRIZ can be implemented by an engineer who has spent many years working and solving numerous problems using TRIZ at International Truck. His 2004 trip to Russia to study TRIZ with an eclectic group of TRIZ users, is the backdrop for this paper. Learning TRIZ from some of the premier TRIZ developers provides connection to the insightful phrase “When everyone thinks alike, nobody thinks very much!"
The author also brings to light some interesting historical highlights that left undocumented would be lost to history. One of the discoveries that Mr. Altshuller made during his analysis of Patents is that biological systems develop in predictable fashion, as with technological systems.
The author reviews one of the main postulates of Altshuller’s theory of TRIZ is that systems, sub-systems, and Super- Systems develop at different rates. Maybe more concisely stated as these entities evolve, each is at its own position on the S-Curve. From this, Altshuller indicated that this is why Administrative, Technical, and Physical Contradictions occur.