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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This startup lets you listen to your own private audio — in a crowded room

By , Globe Correspondent

Headphone Events allows everyone in a crowded room to hear music or presentations individually.


State needs a YouTube strategy to market itself to other countries

By , Globe Correspondent

Traditional trade missions are expensive and inefficient. It’s time for Massachusetts to try a digital approach.

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Does concept of huge battling robots as sport stand a fighting chance?

By , Globe Columnist

MegaBots’s cofounders have a vision you can summarize in three words: Giant. Fighting. Robots.

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Trump win looks like a loss for the Knowledge Economy

By , Globe Columnist

I worry that the Knowledge Economy lost, and the Nostalgia Economy won the presidential election.