RadioBDC Logo
Take A Walk | Passion Pit Listen Live
 
 
Text size +

DeLoreans, Lightning Strikes & Innovation

Posted by Scott Kirsner  March 29, 2010 10:31 AM

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article


I was showing this movie clip as part of a presentation on innovation last week at Olin College; it's one of my favorite illustrations of how innovators need to be scrappy (turning a used DeLorean into a Plutonium-powered time machine) ... be in the right place at the right time ... and have the presence of mind to deal with all kinds of unexpected last-minute snafus.



Do you have other favorite innovation-related movie moments? Post a comment if you would...

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

 

Introducing...

BetaBoston technology news logo
Innovation and technology news that matters, on a new website from the Boston Globe, featuring Scott Kirsner and other original reporting.
More...

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.

On Facebook

Subscribe via e-mail

Get Innovation Economy updates via e-mail. Enter your address and click 'Subscribe':

More from Scott

Events

March 3: Web Innovators Group
Demos, drinks, and schmoozing at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge.

March 7-8: MassDigi Game Challenge
Competition for aspiring game developers... plus panels and keynotes related to the business of play.

April 3-4: Mass Biotech Annual Meeting
Issues facing the region's life sciences community.

archives