In Chapter 8 of 16 of his 2010 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, online media sales executive Geoff Hamm shares how he navigates political climates in large Internet companies. Hamm learns to practice patience and prioritize understanding another's point of view. He assumes good intentions and addresses the situation from this perspective. This helps Hamm align goals and achieve objectives in difficult situations. Hamm graduated from the University of Illinois - http://illinois.edu/ - and is now SVP of Sales at at Scribd http://www.scribd.com/ in Silicon Valley. Previously he held online sales management positions at Electronic Arts, Yahoo!, Orbitz, IAC, and Excite.