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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Mobile manicures a flash point in the new economy

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A startup that dispatches manicurists is attracting scrutiny from the Mass. board that licenses cosmetologists and nail salons.

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‘Minifigure’ toy maker is a miracle in Acton

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The story of Oyo Sports is the business world’s version of US Olympic Hockey’s “Miracle on Ice” or the Red Sox 2004 ALCS.

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Kendall Square reached inflection point, passing from tech to biotech center

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Biotech companies and investors are now finding they can’t afford not to have a presence in the neighborhood.

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How do we create manufacturing jobs in Mass.?

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We need to count on — and support — startups to develop new products that will be made in the state.