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CreativeMornings at Parsons School of Design Featuring Keith Yamashita

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8:30 am to 10:30 am

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

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

What happens when you are having the best year of your entire life, the best year in your career, and you are suddenly taken down by a stroke? Keith Yamashita shares his story in vulnerable detail.

He started his career by working for Steve Jobs—in a humbling, revelatory experience that turned him on to the power of creativity. In his two and a half decade career at SYPartners, he has worked with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on nurturing well-being at work. Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson on conceiving a total-health system—focused on wellness, not just sick-care. Oprah Winfrey on imagining and making new paths for women to claim their best lives. Howard Schultz and Kevin Johnson on the creation of Starbucks—a company that strives to be a very different kind of publicly-traded company. Ginni Rometty on the grand remaking of technology icon IBM. Bobby Kotick on inventing the next generation entertainment company. And Laurene Powell Jobs on imagining a new kind of American high school.

But perhaps his greatest challenge lies in transforming and reimagining himself—to take all the goodness of who he’s been to deeply pioneer a new path forward as a dad, as a husband, as a friend, and as a founder.

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!

Presented by Parsons School of Design.

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Lectures and Panel Discussions


Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff


Parsons School of Design



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