Manos is a psychologist specializing in personal and organizational applications of positive psychology (B.Sc., M.Sc.).

Due to occupational imperatives, his interim diversion  into areas of study such as strategic communications, social innovation methodologies and philosophy, developed a creative obsession revolving issues such as citizen eudaimonia and the dynamics of positive societal development as facilitated by psychosocial interventions at scale.

His pilot study into Greek philotimo at the University of East London in 2011, together with the valuable and trusted collaboration of an exceptional team of associates and mentors, lead to the creation of Philotimo Foundation, a non-profit and ideologically independent civic innovation center.