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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Innovative building will be focus of South Boston lab

By , Globe Correspondent

Autodesk’s waterfront lab will house the software company’s new Building Innovation Learning and Design Space -- the BUILD space.

Innovation Economy

Amazon’s Bezos plays part as robots change the game

By , Globe Correspondent

Bezos became a strategic adviser to the company, not a board member — and even industry analysts who follow iRobot weren’t aware of it.


Startup M. Gemi stepping out with high-end footwear

By , Globe Correspondent

Selling directly to consumers will allow M. Gemi to offer high-end merchandise at lower prices.


Drop-in workspace is coming to Boston

By , Globe Correspondent

Cove’s chain of drop-in "productivity spaces" are more oriented toward getting work done than the local coffee shop, but also not intended for five days a week of toil.