Episode #35: Francis Cholle on his Squircle Model of Creativity & Thinking

What, exactly, is a squircle? That was my first thought when I saw the word. In this interview, author and thought leader Francis Cholle explains brilliantly how he’s applied these two shapes to two different types of thinking, both of which are super important to both our creative thought, our productivity, and our general well-being.

In this interview, we talked about:

  • the importance of slowing down, meditation, and breath to connect with your creativity (and he did a brief guided meditation)
  • the two different types of thinking: circle & square
  • how to use them together to develop your creativity
  • what happens when you rely solely on square thinking
  • how letting go of your goals is sometimes the only way to reach them and yes, this is a paradox which Francis explains
  • the importance of relaxing into the unknown

Links Mentioned in the Show

The Squircle Academy where you can take the Squircle test

France’s book, Squircle A New Way to THINK for a NEW WORLD,

Connect with Francis Cholle

Francis Cholle is a global leader in creating social innovation for a sustainable future. Francis’ core mission focuses on unleashing untapped potential, key to achieving a competitive advantage known as “Intuitive Intelligence.”

As founder and CEO of the Human Company, Know Better World Foundation and SQUIRCLE Academy, Francis’ uses his proprietary methodology and leadership mindset to offer revolutionary ways of thinking and navigating in our ever-changing world. Francis Cholle, best-selling author of The Intuitive Compass, is launching his new book called SQUIRCLE on Amazon. SQUIRCLE offers a very simple approach to problem-solving, decision-making, and relationships that defy how culture has taught us to think. SQUIRCLE recognizes the importance of our rational minds (SQUARE), while honoring the natural insights from our intuition (CIRCLE) and helps readers tap into nature and their intuition to succeed in today’s unpredictable world!

Francis has empowered some of the most successful companies in the world with his new ways of thinking—Apple, Bristol Myers Squibb, Citigroup, Estée Lauder, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase, and L’Oréal, to name a few.

If you’d like to connect with Francis, you can find him at:

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