Here's the video that opened the TedxBoston gathering last week. I found it pretty inspiring -- even though it leaves out so much in an effort to be succinct (Bostonians built the guidance system that helped Apollo 11 reach the moon, and a Bostonian created the first venture capital firm, for starters.) I especially like the branding statement at the end, which pretty neatly encapsulates what Boston, Massachusetts, and New England are all about: "Revolutionary ideas start here."
This was produced by Fidelity Investments, which hosted the event.
About Scott Kirsner
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. Here's some background on how Scott decides what to cover, and how to pitch him a story idea.
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