David Brent teaches Microsoft values

I don’t normally post items related to the original BBC version of “The Office,” but this was too good to pass up.

A Microsoft UK employee (Stephen Merchant) interviews David Brent (Ricky Gervais), former manager of Wernham Hogg paper products in Slough, for his insights on corporate culture and career development.

Even though these videos were produced back in 2003, I just received notice of them today, through the article ‘The Office’ visits Microsoft’s office in PC Advisor.

David’s insights into Nelson Mandela and Stephen Hawking are thought-provoking, to say the least. And please make sure to watch until the end of both videos.


  1. This is just classic Ricky Gervais comedy. Anyone who is a fan of the bbc office (which should be all of you on this site) should watch this. Nothing has changed from the episodes.

  2. i love it. i want to use it in my English classes at university, but I need the transcript. spent half an hour looking for it. How do I get it? Please help!

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