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

Latest stories


These startups are building smarter furniture

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Local companies are working on everything from desks that can be moved by voice command to benches equipped with solar panels.

Game Changers

Boston is so far ahead of innovation, it’s like we’re in our own time zone

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The city’s creative types often find themselves so far in the future, it’s hard to get back to the present.


Anatomy of the Bridj collapse: Startup moved too fast

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The app-enabled bus service had promise, but it didn’t figure out how to do one thing great.


Fourteen local startups that could make life better

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These local entrepreneurs are working on everything from wearable cooling devices to same-day delivery for small businesses.