D. Earl Johnston, a former world champion sailor, is a writer, researcher, and public speaker with deep interests in understanding emotions and behavior. His business career has included serving as one of the youngest bank presidents in U.S. history, and as a principal organizer of one of the largest private companies in the country. Currently managing director of a financial litigation consultancy, he has written extensively on domestic finance and international economics for publications including Law360, Legaltech News, Thomson Reuters, and Advisor Magazine. A former Rotary Club president, he has dedicated significant time to broadening the education of students at numerous underserved high schools. He divides his time between Los Angeles, Houston, and Nashville.