Tip #789: Follow TRIZ to Innovation

On September 9, 2019, Posted by , In management and leadership, By , With Comments Off on Tip #789: Follow TRIZ to Innovation

“It’s about creating a process that systematically understands the current situation- the constraints (time, money, capabilities, and capacity) and attributes that already exist today- and applies that knowledge in new ways to create new solutions.”  Brian S. Lassiter

In his article “Thinking Outside the Box: How Organizational Innovation Really Works,”  Brian S. Lassiter writes that brainstorming has been an ineffective method for companies to achieve real innovation. He cites Drew Boyd and Jacob Goldenberg (in an article for the Wall Street Journal), who say that the problem is that the traditional view of innovation- of having an unstructured approach to brainstorming solutions to various problems- does little to actually find relevant solutions for products and services. They feel that “thinking … Read the rest

Step #789: Follow TRIZ to Innovation

On September 9, 2019, Posted by , In management and leadership, By , With Comments Off on Step #789: Follow TRIZ to Innovation

“It’s about creating a process that systematically understands the current situation- the constraints (time, money, capabilities, and capacity) and attributes that already exist today- and applies that knowledge in new ways to create new solutions.”  Brian S. Lassiter

In his article “Thinking Outside the Box: How Organizational Innovation Really Works,” Brian S. Lassiter writes that brainstorming has been an ineffective method for companies to achieve real innovation. He cites Drew Boyd and Jacob Goldenberg (in an article for the Wall Street Journal), who say that the problem is that the traditional view of innovation- of having an unstructured approach to brainstorming solutions to various problems- does little to actually find relevant solutions for products and services. They feel that “thinking … Read the rest

Tip #548: Where is the Brand New Information?

On December 15, 2014, Posted by , In learning, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #548: Where is the Brand New Information?

“Originality is something that is easily exaggerated, especially by authors contemplating their own work.” John Kenneth Galbraith

I have designed and facilitated highly participatory training programs for a very long time. I continue to be interested in learning new information about how people learn and adding new training techniques to my repertoire.

However, I have noticed that, over the years, I have become more jaded about articles purporting to approach learning from a new and different angle. Very often, these articles not only fail to inform, but also seem to simply reiterate something that I have known and practiced for many years.

Yes, of course there are always new breakthroughs in understanding how the brain works, based on research in … Read the rest