In Chapter 21 of 22 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, innovation strategist Hammans Stallings answers "How Do Listening and Research Help You Understand and Solve Problems?" Stallings notes how listening is a form or research. Stallings finds the most important listening skill to be what is not said. Also, he looks for implicit assumptions that are present. Lastly, he makes a point to get a high level, or meta, understanding of the situation. This is Hammans Stallings' Year 2 CYF interview. Stallings is currently a Senior Strategist at frog design. Previously he worked in business strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.