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10 Best Books For Intellectual Growth – Ultimate Knowledge in 2021





For my post in this series, I have made my list of 10 Best Books For Intellectual Growth – Ultimate Knowledge in 2021. There are so many good ones out there. I made up my list based on Best books for Intellectuals, Books to expand your knowledge, Best books to increase intelligence, Best life-changing books, Books that make you more intelligent, Best books to change your thinking, Books every intelligent person should read and would encourage my readers to 'Reading and Thinking' it. I made my list in January. 

Among the 10 Best Books For Intellectual Growth – Expand Your Knowledge in 2021. Intellectuals are mental workers with a high level of knowledge, independent thinking ability, and critical spirit. They are distributed in scientific research, education, engineering technology, culture and art, and other fields.
Intellectuals are a political concept and a relatively independent The social class will exist for a certain period of time, and will eventually disappear with the rapid development of productivity and the disappearance of differences between workers and farmers, between urban and rural areas, between mental work and manual work.

Actually, what kind of people are considered intellectuals in modern society? This question is very good. In the old days, as long as these people who had missed reading and worked out were called intellectuals, there is also a kind of intellectuals, are I was admitted to the university during the first year of the college entrance examination, and now I am assigned a job.

Actually, in my opinion, this is not called an intellectual. This is just a college student and already has something. Is it true that even those who have gone to college are intellectuals, then there are many intellectuals in today's society. 

I think that among them, intellectuals are those who can fully understand the knowledge they have learned. Such talents are called intellectuals instead of going to university for several years. These are called intellectuals, and they are not intellectuals.

So, this intellectual is not so easy to reach. It is the knowledge that a person has stored, the knowledge that he has thoroughly studied, and such talents can become intellectuals, rather than those who just squeeze these things into them. 

The people in their minds are called intellectuals. These are just students, not intellectuals. Intellectuals have thoroughly studied these things and applied them in their lives. Basically, these intellectuals can master this knowledge skillfully in life. They can basically use these skills in every bit of their life. 

10 Best Books For Intellectual Growth – Ultimate Knowledge in 2021

    1. Explosive Growth

    by Cliff Lerner 


    Recently, because I spend a lot of time at home, I took the time to read a book I really like to share with you. The author of this book is Cliff Lerner, the former CEO of American dating site AYI.com, and the title is "Explosive Growth". If this book is categorized, I think it is an entrepreneurial-oriented book. The book mainly tells how Cliff was built from scratch and no one cares about it.

    After reading it for 2 days, I mainly talked about Cliff’s experience from starting a business to finally selling the company. The writing is easy to understand and looks very smooth. Most of them are sharing the mistakes I encountered along the way and the summarized experience. 

    There are few concepts, and too many stories to share and summarize. If you are not a purple cow, you must have at least a pair of eyes that are good at discovering purple cows.

    2. The Intellectual Devotional

    by David S. Kidder


    Amazon's synopsis:
    This daily digest of intellectual challenge and learning will arouse curiosity, refresh knowledge, expand horizons, and keep the mind sharp

    Millions of Americans keep bedside books of prayer and meditative reflection—collections of daily passages to stimulate spiritual thought and advancement. The Intellectual Devotional is a secular version of the same—a collection of 365 short lessons that will inspire and invigorate the reader every day of the year. 

    Each daily digest of wisdom is drawn from one of seven fields of knowledge: history, literature, philosophy, mathematics and science, religion, fine arts, and music.

    Impress your friends by explaining Plato's Cave Allegory, pepper your cocktail party conversation with opera terms, and unlock the mystery of how batteries work. Daily readings range from important passages in literature to basic principles of physics, from pivotal events in history to images of famous paintings with accompanying analysis. 

    The book's goal is to refresh knowledge we've forgotten, make new discoveries, and exercise modes of thinking that are ordinarily neglected once our school days are behind us. Offering an escape from the daily grind to contemplate higher things, The Intellectual Devotional is a great way to awaken in the morning or to revitalize one's mind before retiring in the evening.

    3. 12 Rules for Life

    by Jordan B. Peterson


    Share a book of "The Twelve Laws of Life". The author is Jordan B. Peterson, formerly a professor of psychology at Harvard University, and now a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto and a clinical psychologist. At first, I read his article on Quora, and he is also a well-known user of Quora. The book was originally a selection of his answers on Quora.

    This is a book that discusses the meaning of life. Discussions on the topic of "meaning of life" are prone to go to two extremes. Ordinary "worldly-wise people" would choose to avoid talking about this topic, in Wittgenstein's words: "Anything that can be said can be said clearly, and that who cannot be said we must remain silent." 

    Those who can speak a little bit clearer on this topic either have extremely high wisdom or have experienced extremely deep suffering. JP is definitely a qualified person to discuss this topic, not only because he is an erudite professor and a clinical psychologist with decades of experience.

    4. The Child With Special Needs

    by Stanley I. Greenspan 


    Amazon's synopsis: 
    Stanley Greenspan, internationally known for his work with infants, young children, and their families, and his colleague, nationally recognized child psychologist Serena Wieder, have for the first time integrated their award-winning research and clinical experience into a definitive guide to raising children with special needs. 

    In this essential work, they lay out a complete, step-by-step approach for parents, educators, and others who work with developmental problems. Covering all kinds of disabilities--including autism, PPD, language and speech problems, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and ADD--the authors offer a new understanding of the nature of these challenges and also specific ways of helping children extend their intellectual and emotional potential.

    5. Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Economic Growth

    by Christine Greenhalgh


    Amazon's synopsis: 
    What drives innovation? How does it contribute to the growth of firms, industries, and economies? And do intellectual property rights help or hurt innovation and growth? Uniquely combining microeconomics, macroeconomics, and theory with empirical analysis drawn from the United States and Europe, this book introduces graduate students and advanced undergraduates to the complex process of innovation. 

    By addressing all the major dimensions of innovation in a single text, Christine Greenhalgh and Mark Rogers are able to show how outcomes at the micro level feed through to the macro-outcomes that in turn determine personal incomes and job opportunities. 

    6. Church History

    by Everett Ferguson 


    "The church developed from an insignificant group of disciples to a persecuted minority to a triumphant state-church to an embattled institution to a world-ruling power to authority under challenge. Forces of vitality and renewal always had arisen among the followers of Jesus, and they would again in the trying times to follow."

    7. Mere Christianity

    by C. S. Lewis 


    In 1943 Great Britain, when hope and the moral fabric of society were threatened by the relentless inhumanity of global war, an Oxford don was invited to give a series of radio lectures addressing the central issues of Christianity. Over half a century after the original lectures, the topic retains its urgency. 

    Expanded into book form, Mere Christianity never flinches as it sets out a rational basis for Christianity and builds an edifice of compassionate morality atop this foundation. As Mr. Lewis clearly demonstrates, Christianity is not a religion of flitting angels and blind faith, but of free will, an innate sense of justice, and the grace of God. --This text refers to an out-of-print or unavailable edition of this title.

    8. Mind, Heart, and Soul

    by Robert P. George 


    Amazon's synopsis: 
    In a series of fascinating interviews, a cradle Catholic (Robert P. George) and an adult convert (R. J. Snell), offer the stories of sixteen converts, each a public intellectual or leading voice in their respective fields, and each making a significant contribution to the life of the Church.

    Mind, Heart, and Soul are a Surprised by Truth for a new generation. It will reinvigorate the faith of Catholics and answer questions or address hurdles those discerning entering the Church may have…by people have had the same questions and the same road.

    9. Your Best Year Ever

    by Michael Hyatt  


    The biggest highlight of this book should be the introduction of several modes of thinking-abundance vs. scarcity thinking, freedom vs. restricted thinking. When setting goals in Step 3, the SMART principle of setting goals was redefined and improved to SMARTER-Specific, measurable, actionable, risky, time-keyed, exciting, relevant. 

    The other content is quite satisfactory, and the plan template can be referred to. The art is concise and pleasant. It is more suitable for small partners who have never made an annual plan and want to try. If you already have the habit of planning and reviewing, it is recommended to read "Human Trojan Horse Program" and read the subject related to the goal in order to better break through the limitations of thinking and stuck points.

    10. High Growth Handbook

    by Elad Gil   


    Well-known technology executive and angel investor Elad Gil has worked with high growth tech companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Google, Instacart, Coinbase, Stripe, and Square as they've grown from small companies into global brands. Across all of these break-out companies, a set of common patterns has evolved into a repeatable playbook that Gil has codified in High Growth Handbook.

    Covering key topics including the role of the CEO, managing your board, recruiting and managing an executive team, M&A, IPOs, and late-stage funding rounds, and interspersed with over a dozen interviews with some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley including Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Marc Andreessen (Andreessen Horowitz), and Aaron Levie (Box), High Growth Handbook presents crystal clear guidance for navigating the most complex challenges that confront leaders and operators in high-growth startups.

    In what Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and co-author of the #1 NYT bestsellers The Alliance and The Startup of You calls "a trenchant guide," High Growth Handbook is the playbook for turning a startup into a unicorn.

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