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 the Innovation Economy column on Mondays, and tweets often at @ScottKirsner.

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Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Massachusetts must do a better job hyping its digital health care smarts

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A much-hyped effort to make the commonwealth a leader in the technology hasn’t made enough progress.


This former venture capitalist is reinventing the way a company works

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Phil Libin says his new venture, All Turtles, is a “startup studio,” not a conventional business.


Why being stiffed by Amazon is a good thing

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Boston may have come up second- or third-best in the race for HQ2, but we got many consolation prizes.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Who benefits when startup money is ‘taken off the table’?

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The VC funding practice rewards executives, but it can alienate rank-and-file employees.