Intellectual Vampires


This is a term that is a favorite of one of my mentors Dr Joe Vigil. An intellectual vampire is a person who sucks you dry of ideas and then claims those ideas for themselves. This is a phenomenon that I see more and more in the younger generation. There is a shameless stealing of ideas without the thought of giving proper credit. The intellectual vampires have caused me to be much more reticent about openly sharing of ideas that I have worked to perfect. On the other hand the intellectual vampirism has caused to me be even more aware of giving proper credit to the people that inspired me and openly shared their ideas.

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Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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