On this week's episode, Rob talks with his elementary school classmate from Pittsburgh, Jack Tipton, who is now the Senior Director of Corporate Partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Jack and Rob had lost contact after Rob moved to Boston as a sixth grader, but reconnected recently through common connections on LinkedIn. Following the reunion on the podcast, Jack dives deep into his career journey with a memorable quote: "I get the opportunity to fail", and shares one influential failure in particular, among his other successes. Jack also reiterates a common theme from many of our guests regarding the importance of preparation. Our podcast is presented by San Diego State Sports MBA Program, the alma mater of our guest, Jack Tipton.