DI Stefan Posch
And Suddenly the Inventor Appeared

A wonderful, playful introduction to the world of TRIZ – the Russian acronym for Theory of Inventive Problem Solving.

Using numerous examples, Genrik Altshuller explains his theory of systematic problem-solving. The book contains many exercises for trying the described methods yourself.

For gaining an understanding of the philosophy behind TRIZ there is no better book. But don’t expect to be able to solve complex problems straight away: there are other publications to help you do that.