Stephen Baker

Author of The Numerati and Final Jeopardy, former BusinessWeek tech writer

Stephen Baker has written for BusinessWeek for over twenty years, covering Mexico and Latin America, the Rust Belt, European technology, and a host of other topics, including blogs, math, and nanotechnology. But he’s always considered himself a foreign correspondent—an approach that was especially useful as he met the Numerati. “While I came from the world of words, they inhabited the symbolic realms of math and computer science,” Baker says. “This was foreign to me. My reporting became an anthropological mission.”

Baker has written for many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. He won an Overseas Press Club Award for his portrait of the rising Mexican auto industry. He is the coauthor of, featured by the New York Times as one of fifty blogs to watch. He’s also launching

Baker will embark on a national author tour in support of The Numerati this fall. Cities will include New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.