I was seeing through some of the slides that Shankar had so kindly shared and also the Videos that Prakasan had shared about Altshuller giving sessions on TRIZ
It set me thinking on one strange line of thought, that even TRIZ was A contradiction
The contradiction being that
We want Breakthrough innovations and making
it systematic and reachable and doable to everyone just makes the final
idea that is generated not “WOW” enough or thrilling enough
Putting it in another perspective, suppose that there are several industry competitors
in a consumer domain market, and if each of the company uses TRIZ and all
eventually lead to similar solutions (because if you use structured approach solutions
cant be that varied) then where is the differentiator
Is the differentiator only spotting the contradiction itself?
TRIZ indeed is a powerful tool, and I dont in any way deny it.
But, In my current small view of things, TRIZ itself is a contradiction
and we can try to use TRIZ to address it,
Probably there is more to innovation that TRIZ alone