Emmanuel Cornet (born 21 January 1981) is a French software engineer, freelance cartoonist, writer and musician[1][2][3][4][5] who worked at Google and Twitter[6] from 2007 until 2021.

Manu Cornet
Emmanuel Cornet

(1981-01-21) 21 January 1981 (age 42)
Paris, France
EducationÉcole alsacienne
Lycée Saint-Louis
Alma materÉcole normale supérieure
Years activeLate 2000s–present
Websitema.nu Edit this at Wikidata
"Mobile Relationship" by Manu Cornet
"Life of a software engineer" by Manu Cornet

Education edit

Born in Paris, Cornet was educated at the École alsacienne and the Lycée Saint-Louis before studying Informatics, Physics and Maths at the École normale supérieure.[7][8]

Career edit

Cornet worked at Google[6] from 2007 until 2021. He joined Twitter in 2021, but said he had been laid off in 2022 shortly after the acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk.[9][10]

Cartoonist edit

Cornet is known for his cartoons,[11] some of which were published in The New York Times,[12][13] Der Spiegel,[14] Mashable, Daring Fireball and Business Insider.[15]

His "Organizational Charts" cartoon was quoted by Satya Nadella on the first page of his book, Hit Refresh, as one of the motivations making him want to change the organizational culture at Microsoft.[16]

Publications edit

Cornet wrote The Crab and the Lamb,[1] edited by Geneviève Jurgensen and translated into English by Adriana Hunter. It is the first-person account of Cornet's experience with cancer diagnosis and treatment. His second book, Goomics, was published in 2018[2][3] and is about his experiences working for Google. His publications include:

  • Goomics, volume 1[2]
  • Goomics, volume 2[3]
  • Graphic Nobel[17]
  • The Crab and the Lamb[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Cornet, Manu (2012). The Crab and the Lamb. ISBN 978-0-98852383-8.
  2. ^ a b c Cornet, Manu (2018). Goomics, vol. 1. ISBN 978-0-98852384-5. OCLC 1061852186.
  3. ^ a b c Cornet, Manu (2021). Goomics, vol. 2. ISBN 978-1-95262900-6.
  4. ^ Cornet, Manu (2003). "Distance temps Album published under a Creative Commons license". jamendo.com.
  5. ^ Cornet, Manu (2020). "Profile". ma.nu. Archived from the original on 2020-05-17. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  6. ^ a b Chen, Kathleen (2011). "Faces of Gmail: Manu Cornet". gmailblog.blogspot.com.
  7. ^ Manu Cornet on LinkedIn  
  8. ^ Anon (2004). "Liste des élèves - classés par discipline". eleves.ens.fr (in French). Archived from the original on 2007-02-25.
  9. ^ Tabahriti, Sam (3 November 2022). "A Twitter software engineer who created cartoons poking fun at his own company says he was fired because he's a 'troublemaker'". msn.com.
  10. ^ Cornet, Manu (1 November 2022). "Bye Twitter". ma.nu.
  11. ^ Cornet, Manu (2015). "Bonkers World". bonkersworld.net.
  12. ^ Whigfield, Nick (2013). "Microsoft Overhauls, the Apple Way". nytimes.com.
  13. ^ "First page of the New York Times Business Section on July 12th, 2013". Archived from the original on 2017-11-16.
  14. ^ "Yahoo führt Forced Rankings ein, Microsoft schafft sie ab". spiegel.de (in German).
  15. ^ Tabahriti, Sam (2022). "A Twitter software engineer who created cartoons poking fun at his own company says he was fired because he's a 'troublemaker'". businessinsider.com.
  16. ^ Nadella, Satya (2017). Hit Refresh. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780062652508.
  17. ^ Cornet, Manu (2019). Graphic Nobel: Nobel prizes in physics explained with cartoons 1901 - 1910. ISBN 978-0-98852386-9. OCLC 1255245369.