Backstage with Trevor Noah

Embracing being underestimated, building computers, and if he worked at Microsoft

Last week we invited the wildly inspirational TV show host, comedian, and author, Trevor Noah, to come speak to our Microsoft community. We went backstage before his talk to chat about his new book: Born a Crime, the importance of diversity in the workplace, and why it’s okay to be wrong sometimes. He shared his thoughts about embracing being underestimated, and hypothetically, if he became a Microsoft employee tomorrow, what his title would be and what he would work on. 

At Microsoft, we believe our mission can only succeed if our culture is grounded in a growth mindset, where we are continuously learning. Each month we invite thinkers, doers, and shakers–people who have made a difference – to talk with our Microsoft community. Speakers like, Marcus Samuelson, Arianna Huffington, and Carly Lloyd to name a few. This series is called ‘Outside In”.

Watch our backstage interview to learn more.