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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‘Fishiness’ led to HubSpot firing, but few details revealed

By and Curt Woodward, Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff

CEO Brian Halligan and cofounder Dharmesh Shah spoke about the events that led to an executive’s firing amid a book scandal.


HubSpot leaders discuss firing ‘third founder’ over ethical lapse

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The marketing chief was fired after he used “aggressive tactics” to get the manuscript to a book by a former employee, the CEO said.


Momentum builds for robotics industry hub

By , Globe Correspondent

MassRobotics, now set up as a nonprofit, had its first board meeting this summer.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Cambridge company born in Internet’s ‘big bang’ has lasting impact

By , Globe Correspondent

Viaweb played a pivotal role in the evolution of e-commerce and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.