Dear friends and colleagues!
The Dean of the world TRIZ movement Volyuslav V. Mitrofanov, died the evening of September 18th. Mitrofanov was a mentor and friend to many of us. We grieve together with family and friends.
For more than forty years Volyuslav Vladimirovich was one of the centers of attraction to many TRIZ practitioners. Acquainted with TRIZ while already a major specialist in the field of semiconductors, having attained high level administrative position, Volyuslav Vladimirovich put his entire life and career on the altar of TRIZ. He organized the largest in the country – the Leningrad school of TRIZ and we know that the majority of experts, relevant on the world stage, came out of this school. He was a moral and ideological center, worldly authority for so many people. Until the end of his days he remained an active person – wrote, analyzed, grieved, saw what’s going on in the world. And he really believed in all of us, those who were brought up by him, or he just knew, believed in our minds, humanism, our strength and creative possibilities.
May his memory be of blessing.