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The enthusiasm from attendees
was palpable from the get-go as
Jeffrey Baxter, a national security
expert and founding member/guitarist
for the classic rock band Steely Dan,
kicked off this year’s C&T Summit, held
June 22-23, 2015, at the University of
Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Baxter delivered an engaging
presentation about unconventional
thinking for problem-solving,
demonstrating for attendees how
music can serve as an analytical tool.
“If you take apart a composition,
then re-synthesize its individual chords
and notes, you get a completely
different outcome,” he said. He then
eloquently gave the example of
Pachelbel’s “Canon in D,” which the
Bee Gees re-interpreted in their hit,
“The Spicks and the Specks,” as have
many others. Each song followed the
same chord progression as Pachelbel,
but with dramatically different results.
All photos by Peter Wynn Thompson for C&T.
C&T Summit was packed with knowledge and featured keynote presenter Jeffrey Baxter, founding member of
Steely Dan (below), who discussed unconventional thinking for problem-solving.