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CreativeMornings at Parsons School of Design Featuring Keith Yamashita

Friday, July 27, 2018 at 8:30 am to 10:00 am

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Parsons School of Design partners with CreativeMornings for an exciting talk with Keith Yamashita.

Keith Yamashita is dedicated to using creativity as a powerful catalyst for change in the world. For the past two decades, he has led SYPartners —a practice that collaborates with CEOs and their leadership teams to build great companies and organizations. He’s worked with leaders at Activision Blizzard, Apple, eBay, Emerson Collective, Facebook, IBM, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Oprah Winfrey Network, Nike, Starbucks, among others. From 2009 to 2011, Keith also served as The Charles and Ray Eames Brand Fellow at IBM, working to build a culture of design across the organization.

SYPartners has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune for its unique, human-centered approach, applied to both business and social challenges. In 2014, SYPartners joined Tokyo-based Hakuhodo DY Holdings and is now helping to establish kyu—a new strategic unit that serves as a home for a small, distinguished portfolio of the world’s most entrepreneurial and generative agencies, design firms, and consultancies.

Keith is also an author and essayist on leadership and design, having published in the Harvard Business Review and several journals. He has lectured at the Yale School of Management, Stanford Business School, and the Jack F. Welch Leadership Center, and was also an on-air commentator with Maria Bartiromo on the CNBC’s global primetime series, “The Business of Innovation”. Keith holds an MA in organizational behavior and a BA in quantitative economics from Stanford University.

In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.

Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.

The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local sponsors, generous venues, and longterm partners.

Anyone can attend. Just register beforehand to reserve your spot. And if you need a little help convincing your boss to let you attend, we’ve got you covered.

Remember to set your alarm, and we’ll see you in the morning!

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


Students, Faculty, Staff


Parsons School of Design





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Getting Here

Detailed Directions

By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.