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

Innovation Economy

How do we create manufacturing jobs in Mass.?

By Scott Kirsner, Globe Correspondent

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

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Software heavyweight Ray Ozzie looks to reinvent phone calls

By Scott Kirsner, Globe Correspondent

Talko blends old-fashioned voice calls with all of the other things that smartphones do, like adding text and photos.

Innovation Economy

A tale of two crowdfunding ventures

By Scott Kirsner, Globe Correspondent

One wildly exceeded its fundraising goal, the other fell short. The reasons why shed light on how the dynamics of crowdfunding are changing.

Innovation Economy

Getting advanced prosthetics to those who need them

By Scott Kirsner, Globe Correspondent

Is a robotic arm developed by Segway and iBot inventor Dean Kamen too sophisticated to reach the people it can help the most?