Numerous entrepreneurs are following Robert Scoble’s tech insights as a technical evangelist of modern industries. He used to work for Microsoft before he became independent and founded the Transformation Group. However, Scoble decided to abandon his mixed reality consulting startup following numerous sexual harassment complaints.
Scoble Will Clear His Schedule from Social Activities to Change
Last Thursday, Robert Scoble started receiving numerous allegations of sexual assault. The wave of disclosures began with journalist Quinn Norton through a Medium blog post. The article only sparked momentum, and other persons started confessing their atrocious experiences the next day. Once such complaints grew in number, Scoble took to social media to give his answer to this new phenomenon.
On Friday, Scoble wrote a Facebook post where he apologized. With this occasion, he admitted that he knows he is aware of his personal issues. However, he announced that he is going to change. Scoble intends to make a difference within a culture of sexual assaults that have only gained visibility recently since the Harvey Weinstein case.
On Sunday evening, the growing string of sexual harassment complaints obtained results. The co-founder of Transformation Group, Shel Israel, announced on Facebook that Scoble stepped down as a partner in their startup. Furthermore, he is going to clear any social activity for the rest of the year in an attempt to deal with his personal issues.
Robert Scoble Admitted that Most Sexual Harassment Complaints Against Him Are True
Scobble is going to request help from a psychiatrist and will attend meetings about sexual harassment. He also admitted that most of the women’s confessions were true.
Robert Scoble managed to build a powerful name for himself as a tech evangelist. His Transformation Group company consults partners on how to incorporate virtual reality and augmented reality in their brand strategies. Therefore, their startup stands at the foundation of young and growing augmented and virtual reality industries.
So far, the Harvey Weinstein disclosure managed to encourage people from all industries to open up about a damaging culture of sexual assault. This spree of confessions showed that the problem has deep roots within all industries, including tech. The most powerful result so far was the resignation of Amazon’s film studio executive, Roy Price.
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