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This legendary book was first translated and published in English in 1990. The translator, Lev Shulyak an accomplished inventor, engineer and TRIZ expert published the book at his own expense to bring it into American classrooms. This new edition has been revised extensively by Shulyak and editor Steve Rodman, who have added valuable information not found in the original.


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Paperback, 169 pages
Published June 15th 2004 by G O A L/Q P C (Growth Opportunity Alliance of Lawrence) (first published January 1st 1987)
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Arthur Kosten
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Genrich Altshuller created a theory (TRIZ) and algorithm (ARIZ) for Inventive Problem Solving in the late 1940s. His theory is built on a very systematic analysis of 100,000 patents, from which he generalized patterns which became the methods to create inventions.

He wrote this book about it in the 1980s and it was translated to in English in 1994. The book describes many engineering problems, where scientists get stuck, until "Suddenly the Inventor Appeared" and then either asks the reader to c
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This book did not meet my expectations. Maybe my expectations were too high.
Arun Babji
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding book. Takes the essence from truly path breaking patents to summarise typical conflicts, problem categories, and inventive solutions. Many ideas from Lean, and Creative Thinking may have been inspired or have a connection to contents of this book. To think that Genrich was imprisoned in a Gulag during the Soviet era days for his inquisitiveness tells us about the extent to which Governments go to preserve secrets.
The book has a breezy, non-pretentious style. It is such a refreshing
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Fun problems, somewhat loopy theory, inspiring message.
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Genrikh Saulovich Altshuller (Ге́нрих Сау́лович Альтшу́ллер), (born Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, USSR, 15 October 1926; died Petrozavodsk, Russia, 24 September 1998), was a Soviet engineer, inventor, scientist, journalist and writer. He is most notable for the creation of the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, better known by its Russia acronym TRIZ. He founded the Azerbaijan Public Institute for Invent ...more

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