Manuel Marquina is a writer, speaker and lecturer on all things Future of Work, Digital Ethics and Leadership. You might know him from leading the sales and success team of Evernote Europe, lecturing classes at HWZ or ZHAW, writing on Volt&Gestalt, running pinfriends.co or being member of a Think Tank. He is also generally very loud on Twitter and Instagram.

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Digital Ethics


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I thought I'd leave you a fictive Interview between the two of us. 


You: What do you do?

Me: All I do starts with a purpose or quest.
Mine is this: We get used to shitty things.

We get used to it being hard to get around the city. We get used to repressive careers ladders and jobs. We get used to dysfunctional teams. We get used to unethical products. We get used to buying new things without purpose. We get used to being used by others.

It takes new perspectives, ideas and teamwork to keep pushing on those things. Creating such perspectives is the quest I’m following.

You: Well, i get used to interviews going nowhere. Can you get more concrete?

Me: Sure, I follow my quest as a People Leader, Teambuilder, Sales Manager, Growth Hacker,
Digital Ethicist and Lecturer. Sometimes as a Writer, Speaker and Dilettante Wannabe-Artist too.

You: Yep, going nowhere.

Me: Fine. Let me start again. My interests lay in new work cultures, design, business and Leadership. Husband of one, father of two, I live and work around Zürich, spending my day with my family, large amounts of Cappuccinos, reading books (currently this and this and this), and listening to my amateuresque vinyl collection, preferably from weird punk bands (but this or this or this does it too). 

You: Finally. And where do you work?

Me: At Evernote, I'm leading the EMEA Sales and Customer Success teams out of the European headquarters in Zürich. I had the pleasure working with companies like Freitag, Publicis, Uber or the UK Government, increasing their productivity across teams. 

I'm a University lecturer on "Productivity", "new way of working" and "Design" at various Universities in Switzerland and i'm a Juror for the Mobile Business Award of the University of St. Gallen. Member and think tank contributor of the Swiss British Chamber of Commerce (Public Affairs Commission). 

In 2017 I Co-founded the fashion brand Pin Friends, creating small pieces of art, allowing people to express themselves. We introduce customers to exclusive collaborations with some of the most relevant independent artists and creatives from Switzerland and Germany. 

Since 2015, I'm writing and curating news and articles on the topic of productivity and "new work culture" for Scope. A Swiss News Startup. 

While studying Design at the University for the Creative Art, I run my own Digital Magazine on work 4.0 and Digital Ethics, culture, trends and how to stay productive, over at Volt & Gestalt The Newsletter got featured by Mailchimp as outstanding and “Out of the Ordinary”.

You: Great, that’s what i wanted to read since the beginning.

Me. I’m glad we found each other.

You: Where can i find you, so i can buy you a beer?
(it’s my fictive interview, so i get to choose what you say)

Me: LinkedIn   /  Instagram   /  Facebook    Twitter   /   Email  / 


Working at

- Evernote: EMEA Sales Manager and Key Account Management
- Pin Friends: Co- Founder and Design
- Scope: Productivity Expert and Curator/ Writer
- University Lecturer: "Design for Business", "Future of Work"  and "Productivity"
- Juror: Mobile Business Award, University St. Gallen
- Member of Think Tank: Swiss British Chamber of Commerce
- Bachelor of Arts: Visual Communication and Graphic Design

Talks i gave



in Writing

More articles about technology, trends and society
can be found and read over at Volt / Gestalt



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