Columnist

Scott Kirsner

Globe correspondent Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched Boston.com 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 boston.com/innovation.

Latest stories

Scott Kirsner | INNOVATION ECONOMY

For tech firms, the customer isn’t always right

By , Globe Correspondent

Many Boston startups see corporate sales, not consumer products, as the end target.

Scott Kirsner | INNOVATION ECONOMY

The skinny on the benefits of brown fat

By , Globe Correspondent

Cambridge-based Energesis hopes to produce a drug that can make people leaner and healthier.

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

Can these companies make taking a bus cool?

By , Globe Correspondent

Bridj and Chariot are built on a smart concept; now they have to get commuters to buy in.

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

They want you to invade their spaces

By , Globe Correspondent

Not long ago, “co-working” setups were novelties; now they’re attracting crowds.