Future Projects

Negotiation by Craig McKnight

As of August, 2018, we have a completed manuscript that we've iterated with once with Craig McKnight. Craig is an accountant, attorney, and very experienced negotiator, negotiation instructor, and negotiation coach. Recently retired from Chevron, Craig is enjoying retired life and writing. We're hoping to have this book out sometime in 2018.

Analytica® Spellbook for Modeling Wizards by Rob Brown

Rob Brown is one of the world's foremost experts in modeling using Lumina’s Analytica® software package. However, Rob has published several books on other topics, so we're not sure if he'll ever finish this book. :(

If I Knew The Answer, Why Would I Tell You? by Frank Koch

Dr. Koch is enjoying his retirement from Chevron but has been very busy consulting, writing, and taking extended sail boat cruises. His book will focus on DA facilitation and will draw on his long and successful career at Chevron. Frank is also one of the founding "tribal elders" of DAAG and is active in INFORMS. We're expecting this to be another "airplane" book, along the lines of Game Theory and Number?. Frank has completed his outline and if you all could encourage him to get writing, it would be much appreciated! Our plan is to make this book available in eBook format and in print.

Building Bridges by Olen Baker

This book is a departure from our usual DA theme. Olen Baker is a Christian counselor who has been presenting devotionals on Houston radio station KHCB for years. He has kept copies of the text from these devotionals, and we're planning on publishing them. Probabilistic is the rate-limiting step with this project. We have not decided whether we're going to combine these devotionals into specific topics or present them as daily devotionals (but are leaning towards the former). Building Bridges deals with a wide range of topics, where Mr. Baker draws extensively on his counseling experience and his knowledge of Biblical principles. Our plan is to make this book available in eBook format and in print. To be clear, we're the hold up on this project, not Mr. Baker.

Why Can't You Just Give Me a System that Works? by Chris Spivey

This books is designed to be another "airplane" book - easy to read, clear, compelling, and small enough that it is easy to carry. Chris is about 50% complete with the manuscript but keeps getting distracted by his thriving consulting business. He also leads a Christian coaching group designed for helping people learn how to sell. Our plan is to make this book available in eBook format and in print.

Decision Analysis and Behavioral Research, 2nd Edition by Detlof von Winterfeldt and Ward Edwards

We started this project several years ago. Unfortunately Dr. Edwards passed away and Dr. von Winterfeldt has been too busy to work on this. We're hoping that Dr. von Winterfeldt's schedule will ease up and we can complete this one. This text is one of the most cited books out there and it is one of the foundational DA works, so we really want to finish it. This book would be in print format only, as it is too long and complex for eBook publication.

Ward Edwards