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

Can Amazon deliver what Boston needs?

By , Globe Correspondent

In seeking to land the company’s headquarters, local leaders must consider whether it will benefit people who already live and work here.

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

Why Amazon’s second HQ probably won’t be in Boston

By , Globe correspondent

The main reason why the city isn’t a top contender: It’s too expensive.

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

How a biofuel dream turned into a nightmare

By , Globe Correspondent

The failure of Bedford’s Joule Unlimited again shows how tough it is to produce a cheap and sustainable product.

INNOVATION ECONOMY

With this app, football fans make the calls

By , Globe Correspondent

A Newton startup hopes to score big by letting smartphone users decide which plays are run in real games.