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

Six thoughts about Dell’s acquisition of EMC

By , Globe Staff

The proposed purchase puts the biggest tech company in Mass. under the control of a Texas-based owner.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

A courtyard view of Boston’s tech economy

By , Globe Correspondent

The courtyard behind the Charles Hotel holds a mirror to what we’re good at, and how we could get even better.


Fashion Project considers its next move

By , Globe Correspondent

After laying off the bulk of its staff, Fashion Project’s chief executive Anna Palmer said the company hasn’t ceased operations.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Insight is failure’s silver lining

By , Globe Correspondent

Failure is an enormously powerful learning experience for entrepreneurs — yet most are happy to leave it behind them, undiscussed.