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

INNOVATION ECONOMY

They want you to invade their spaces

By , Globe Correspondent

Not long ago, “co-working” setups were novelties; now they’re attracting crowds.

SCOTT KIRNSER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

The big Engine that very well might

By , Globe Correspondent

With $150 million to spend, MIT’s The Engine is ready to fund entrepreneurs who plan to change the world.

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

Would you let a robot pick out your breakfast cereal?

By , Globe Correspondent

Entrepreneurs wonder whether more cost — and more jobs — could be wrung from the grocery industry by having robots roam the aisles.

Scott Kirsner | INNOVATION ECONOMY

In Trump age, Boston business leaders need to do more ‘virtue signaling’

By , Globe Correspondent

We’re living in times that demand outspokenness, not just engagement on close-to-home issues like H-1B visa numbers.