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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Fashion Project considers its next move

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

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Insight is failure’s silver lining

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


Voltage cafe gets a new owner, Barismo

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Operations of the five-year-old Kendall Square café are being taken over by Barismo, the Arlington coffee roaster and retailer.


Big names help MIT’s Media Lab mark 30th anniversary

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MIT’s Media Lab is celebrating its birthday on October 30 with a daylong symposium entitled “Mind, Magic & Mischief.”