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.

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Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

How Boston software maker PTC came back from the brink

By , Globe Correspondent

What did PTC get right? This, after all, is a company that looked to be on the verge of extinction — or at least irrelevance — in 2003.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

How to keep young people with great ideas from leaving

By , Globe Correspondent

Here’s why Boston needs something like the NFL scouting combine to connect college whiz kids with local investors.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

The secret to Boston’s innovation economy

By , Globe Correspondent

We like our history in Boston, and you need to go back to the 1630s to understand the foundation of what exists today.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

How golf startups are bringing innovation to a tradition-steeped game

By , Globe Correspondent

From helping players score deals to making play more efficient, local companies are in the game.