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

These cool gifts were born in Massachusetts

By , Globe Correspondent

You can shop locally for everything from noise-canceling headphones to home robots to 3-D-knitted sweaters.

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

Boston startup’s $900 robot doesn’t compare with $90 Alexa yet

By , Globe Correspondent

At $900, a Boston startup’s device has to do more than display good manners and potential.

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

Readers react to the prospect of Amazon in Boston

By , Globe Correspondent

No shortage of local speculation as the online retailer considers where to locate its “HQ2.”

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

This guy plays a mean Vindor. A what?

By , Globe Correspondent

Local entrepreneurs sing the praises of their novel musical instruments, but is there a market for them?