Manu Cornet

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Manu Cornet
Born (1981-01-21) 21 January 1981 (age 38)
Paris, France
EducationPhysics, Mathematics
Alma materÉcole normale supérieure[1]
  • Software Engineer
  • Musician
  • Cartoonist
  • Writer
Years activeLate 2000s–present
"Org charts" comic by Manu Cornet
"Mobile Relationship" by Manu Cornet

Emmanuel "Manu" Cornet (born 21 January 1981) is a French programmer, cartoonist, writer and musician[2][3]. Born in Paris, he studied at the École alsacienne and at the École normale supérieure. Cornet has worked at Google[4] since 2007.



Cornet is known for his cartoons[5], some of which were published in The New York Times[6], Der Spiegel[7], Mashable, Daring Fireball and Business Insider.

His "Organizational Charts" cartoon was quoted by Satya Nadella on the first page of his 2017 book, Hit Refresh as one of the motivations making him want to renew Microsoft's culture.


Cornet wrote The Crab and the Lamb, edited by Geneviève Jurgensen and translated into English by Adriana Hunter. It is first-person account of Cornet's experience with cancer diagnosis and treatment.

His second book, Goomics was published in 2018. It is about his experiences working for Google.


  • Goomics, vol. 1. 2018. ISBN 978-0-98852384-5.
  • The Crab and the Lamb. 2012. ISBN 978-0-98852383-8.