I just found out about two clips from The Office stars Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant about life as a Microsoft employee (thanks Kevin!). The same jokes hold true for most big corporations, but listening to Ricky’s responses to Microsoft’s core values really cracked me up.
- Ricky Gervais interviewed on Microsoft core values
- Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant conduct a Microsoft performance review
My favorite clip is Ricky’s response to being “open and respectful in all of our dealings.” He recommends firing people with consistently bad ideas and making your good ideas work for you.