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Over the centuries, history has been embellished by often-conflicting explanations, many in the realm of rationalizing hindsight. Can there be an accurate method of analysis that enables us to acquire clear insights into the past and even foresight into the future? In Colligation: Covering Law and Colligation: Two Theories of Historical Explanation for Decision-making Applications, author Dr. Gregory James Lunde states that this is not only possible but is now happening.

The author examines two contrasting seminal theories of history that enhance our ability "to understand, anticipate, judge, and manage events as they occur in particular environments." He compares the covering law theory of Carl Hempel with colligation, the subsuming evidence approach of W. H. Walsh. The author demonstrates how these theories provide effective decision-making techniques. His method enables decision makers to achieve a rational (historical) understanding of their circumstances and effectively manage their enterprises.

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Dr. Lunde's career has combined academic study with practical application. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and has worked with businesses such as 3M, Hughes, DEC, the Bank of North Dakota, as well as U.S. and North Dakota government agencies.

He holds an M.A. (A.M. Honors) from the University of South Dakota and an M.B.A./M.A. Dual Degree from the Claremont Graduate University, California, where he was a University Fellow. His Ph.D. is from the Southern California Institute, Western Pacific University, Honolulu, HI.

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Digitized by the Indiana University Press in 2008

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Teaching Experience

Jamestown College, Jamestown, ND
Instructor, Department of History and Political Science, 1981.

North Dakota State University-Minot, Minot, ND
Instructor: Department of Economics, 1979.

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Teaching Assistant. Department of History, 1971-1972.

Professional Organizations & Board Memberships

Institute of Management Consultants, Southern California Chapter

Member, 1988 through present. CMC Emeritus,1991 through present
Board of Directors, Membership, 2014 to present
Board of Directors, Chair, 2002-2003
Board of Directors, President, 2001-2002
Board of Directors, Executive Vice President, 2000-2001
Board of Directors and Treasurer, 1993
Board of Directors and Conference Chair, 1992

Institute of Management Consultants, Orange County Chapter

2014 merged with the Southern California Chapter
Board of Directors, Member, 2009 to 2014
Positions Held: Chair, President, Vice President, Membership, Secretary

Rossmoor Town House Association, California

Board of Directors, 2017 to present
Board of Directors, Vice President, Treasurer, 2004 to 2014
Board of Directors, President, 2003
Board of Directors, Vice President, 2001
Board of Directors, Vice President and President, 1998. Member, 1997 through present

Rossmoor Homeowners Association, California

Board of Directors, 1999-2000
Second Vice President, 1999
Member, 1997 through present

National Association of Corporate Directors

Member, 1998-2004

Claremont Graduate University Alumni Council

Board Member, 1992-1996

Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management

Alumni Board and Network Roundtable, 1988-1992

LeTip International Business Network Cypress Chapter, California

Board President, 1989-1993

Chamber of Commerce Cypress and Los Alamitos, California

Member, 1989-1993

New York Academy of Sciences

Member, 1996-2004


Associate Member, 1993-1996

North Dakota State Government Executive Office

Consultant to Federal and State Executive Team members, 1979-1980

North Dakota Regional Directors

Board Chairman, 1978-1979


  • Who's Who in California, 1988 to present and Who's Who in the Midwest, 1987.
  • University Fellow, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, 1981-1983.
  • University Teaching Assistantship and Grant, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, 1971-1972.


  • Institute of Management Consultants, Washington, D.C.
    Member from 4/88 to Present (CMC Member — View "Profile")
    Certificate: CMC Certified Management Consultant, 6/15/91 through present
    Focus: Strategic Business Management. Satisfied all Management Consulting Practice requirements.
    GPA: 4.0
  • Southern California Institute & Western Pacific University, Honolulu, HI
    Attended from 9/90 to 8/91
    Diploma: Ph.D., 8/30/91
    Major: Human Behavior
    GPA: 4.0
  • Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA 91711, 909-621-8900 (
    Attended from 9/81 to 12/88
    Diplomas: MBA, 1/17/83, and MA, 1/17/89
    University Fellow
    Majors: MBA/MA, Dual-Degree Program, Management and European History
    GPA: 3.5
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, 57069, 605-677-5011
    Attended from 9/71 to 8/72
    Diploma: AM, 8/7/72
    Major: American History and International Politics
    GPA: 4.0
  • Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN 55454, 612-330-1000
    Attended from 9/68 to 6/71
    Diploma: BA, 6/5/71
    Major: History and Philosophy
    GPA: 3.0
  • Jamestown College, Jamestown, ND 58401, 701-252-3467
    Attended Summer 1970
    Courses: History and Political Science
  • Valley City State College, Valley City, ND 58401
    Attended 9/67 to 5/68
    Courses: General Ed. Requirements
  • Jamestown High School, Jamestown, ND 58401
    Attended from 9/63 to 6/67
    Diploma: High School Diploma, 6/67
    Courses: Toward College Entrance


Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Attended 6/79
American Industrial Development Council, 6/8/79
Certificate: Basic Industrial Development

3M Company and The University of Minnesota Graduate Business School, Minneapolis, MN
Attended from 1973 to 1976
Certificates, 3M Sponsored Education and Training
Subjects: Math and Business Administration, University of Minnesota Graduate Business School

Special Skills

Management Information Systems
Hardware: DEC and IBM mainframes, personal computers & workstations.
Software: Internet, WordPerfect, Lotus 1-2-3, Framework, dBase, Multimate, Microsoft Office, LISP, other word processing and spreadsheet programs.

Product Testing
Instron testing equipment and statistical computing for quality control in industry.

Languages and Quantitative
French, Norwegian, and Probability Theory

COLLIGATED® has been in business use by Greg Lunde since 1972. Trademark registrations:
1994; 1999; 2004; and 2013-2024. Copyright registrations: 1985, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1994 and 1995.© 2017