Stephen L. Baker
is a senior
writer of U.S. nationality at BusinessWeek
. He co-writes a blog called
Blogspotting.net. He also created the website thenumerati.net to
chronicle the development and publication of his book The Numerati
and to discuss the application of
techniques covered within its pages to its marketing.
up in Rosemont,
Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. He attended Harriton High School and the University of
Wisconsin–Madison, where he majored in Spanish and History.
attended the University of
Madrid in Spain during his
He later received a Masters degree in
Journalism from Columbia
in New York.
He began his professional career at the Black River Tribune
, a weekly newspaper
in Ludlow, Vermont
. After working in
Venezuela and Ecuador, he spent a
year at the El
Herald-Post. A year later he was BusinessWeek's bureau chief in Mexico City.
Baker has also written for the Wall
, the Los Angeles
, and the Boston Globe
received an Overseas Press
for his portrait of the rising Mexican auto
written an unpublished novel "Donkey Show", which is set on the
U.S.-Mexico border between , and
currently resides in Montclair, NJ, with his wife, Jalaire, and son, Henry.
has two other sons, Jack and Aidan, who are away studying.
- The Numerati, presentation and reading by
Stephen L. Baker, September 25, 2008, Powell's Books, Portland,
Oregon (from his recent book tour).