Scott Kirsner

Globe correspondent Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched in 1995, and has been writing a column for the Globe since 2000. His work has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and Variety. Scott is also the author of the books “Fans, Friends & Followers” and “Inventing the Movies,” was the editor of “The Convergence Guide: Life Sciences in New England,” and was a contributor to “The Good City: Writers Explore 21st Century Boston.” Scott also helps organize several local events on entrepreneurship, including the Nantucket Conference and Future Forward. Scott writes in Innovation Economy column on Sundays, and blogs daily at

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Was that Lexus in Kendall Square a self-driving car?

By , Globe staff

The vehicle spotted Friday -- with a driver -- is thought to belong to the Toyota Research Institute.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation economy

A nickel for your thoughts on how to make taxis better

By , Globe Columnist

A new state law sets aside 5 cents from each Uber and Lyft ride to support taxis. How should that money be spent?

Innovation Economy | Scott Kirsner

Brainstorming the business of music

By , Globe Columnist

For three weeks, 17 students at Berklee College of Music’s Open Music Initiative dreamed up ideas to help musicians make a living.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

To fix noncompete rules, we need more talk, fewer tweets

By , Globe Columnist

Want to eliminate restrictive employment contracts? Engage directly with lawmakers.