In Chapter 10 of 13 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, innovation strategist Hammans Stallings shares how mentors have helped him most in career transitions. In each transition, mentors play the role of passing along the sociocultural meaning in an organization. This not only helps Stallings assimilate into new roles and organizations, but also produces very close friendships and professional relationships between mentor and mentee. 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 Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, 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.