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                                                                                        40 New
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                                                    Idea Generation




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What’s Inside…                                                                                                                                                Ig
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3       Introduction
4       About the Tool
5       Instructions
6       Filled-In Examples
10      Facilitation Guidelines
11      Rules of Engagement for Idea Generation




    See accompanying Microsoft Word file
    for the customizable worksheet to use in
    your organization.
    (i_worksheet_40NewOpportunities.doc)




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Introduction                                                                                                                                           Ig
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40 New Opportunities is a problem-solving technique that gives you new         WHY USE THIS TOOL?
ways to look at an innovation challenge. It sparks thinking and opens your
                                                                              • Unlock new—both incremental and groundbreaking—ideas to
mind to new perspectives. It can help you identify opportunities you hadn’t
                                                                                improve your offerings.
thought of before. It’s an excellent framework for brainstorming and for get-
ting people to think differently about your existing products or services.    • Think about your offerings through the lens of 40 different
                                                                            possible opportunities.
40 New Opportunities is based on a common problem-solving technique
called TRIZ. Developed over 40 years ago by Russian patent examiner            • Spark new ways of thinking about your offerings in order to tweak,
Genrich Altshuller, the Theory of Solving Inventive Problems (better known       revolutionize, or expand your products or services.
by its Russian acronym TRIZ) provides a systematic process for innovation. • Use the accompanying worksheet to customize the tool for
Rather than trying to unlock the principles of innovation from the brains of     your organization.
inventors, Altshuller looked at the commonalities of their inventions instead.
Through a survey of over 400,000 patent applications, Altshuller identified
unique problems and the methods for how they were solved. He classified
these common methods into 40 fundamental “Inventive Principles.”
We have taken the key principles of TRIZ and translated them with a busi-
ness perspective in mind.




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