Ken Baumann

Writer, publisher of Sator Press, co-founder of the app Sweetspot, investor in Memrise, St. John’s College student, and human with Crohn’s. Carbs are my drug.


How to Avoid Societal Collapse

Some quick & dirty solutions from Nassim Nicholas Taleb.


In Kurt Vonnegut’s Bluebeard, a character argues that a revolution…


On Non-Bullshit Jobs


I am lucky to have grown up the son of a mechanic and a rancher/wildlife rehabilitator. Two people passionate about fixing broken things.

And two people that fixed things at great cost, both financial and physical. Work as a mechanic is full of accidental injuries and promises of severe arthritis. For example, my dad has no cartilage in his knees. And…


On Respecting Artists Less


Remember, champions of literature: barely anybody gives a fuck about literature! And that’s okay. Chances are you feel that literature is sacred, so keep reading…


How to Avoid Societal Collapse

Some quick & dirty solutions from Nassim Nicholas Taleb.


In Kurt Vonnegut’s Bluebeard, a character argues that a revolution…


Retell the Weird Ones

Errant thoughts on the monomyth, tradition, and the ecology of storytelling.