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

Why one Boston home security startup caught on and another didn’t

By , Globe Correspondent

This is a tale of two startups, both focused on developing new products for home security and both run by novice CEOs.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

After viral YouTube fame, Boston Dynamics is ready to sell its robots

By , Globe Correspondent

After wowing fans with YouTube videos, Boston Dynamics will try to sell its remarkable robots to a wider market.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Take two apps and call me in the morning

By , Globe Correspondent

Several Boston companies are developing “digital therapeutics” to treat medical conditions.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

How a failed restaurant became Cambridge’s hottest Thursday spot

By , Globe Correspondent

Plans for a Kendall Square restaurant eventually became the amazingly popular Venture Café.