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

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

How can they help you? By making a call to customer service painless

By , Globe Correspondent

Boston-area companies are using “smart” software to help customers and companies more easily connect.

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

The most important medical entrepreneur you’ve never heard of

By , Globe Columnist

Richard Rox Anderson has more than 60 patents and works with companies tackling tough problems like curing acne and regrowing hair.

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

What makes this the hottest class at MIT?

By , Globe Correspondent

Seven hundred students signed up this semester to learn about how machines learn.

Scott Kirsner | INNOVATION ECONOMY

For the sake of safe self-driving cars, companies need to share data

By , Globe Correspondent

Even if you’re not all that revved up about the arrival of self-driving vehicles, you may soon share the road with them as a driver, cyclist, or pedestrian.