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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
Shelves: innovation, business
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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Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
These Crazy Russians might be on to something here ...
Very inspiring for anyone wanting to solve technical problems and be an inventor.
I suppose to certain close-minded, hard boiled folk in the mainstream Western tradition it might come off as a bit kooky at times, but I didn't see it that way. I'll probably conduct a more thorough investigation of the ARIZ algorithm, the contradictions matrix, and some of the off-the-shelf solutions discussed. This book seems to place an unusual emphasis on
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Genrikh Saulovich Altshuller (Генрих Саулович Альтшуллер), (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 Inventive ...more