John is delighted to be sailing once again. He sailed on the Spring 2015 voyage as a dependent with his wife, Dr. Anna Beth Payne.
John is an independent business author and journalist. He is the author or co-author of 10+ books, including Effective Apology: Mending Fences, Building Bridges, and Restoring Trust. John is also the ghostwriter of 20+ books. He has columns in a number of business magazines where he reports on finance, technology, entrepreneurialism, employee engagement, and business ethics.
Anna Beth and John live in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. They have two children: a son in San Francisco and a daughter in Copenhagen.
John’s interests include fencing and musical theater. Also brainteasers. On the last voyage, John posted a weekly puzzler contest that many students wanted to win for the bragging rights. The puzzles got harder as the voyage went on.