Systems Thinking and Kumu

Systems thinking concepts are useful to pull story out of confusion. Kumu is browser-based software to tell that story in a persuasive manner. I wanted to show differences for life in Colorado counties. I downloaded data from EIG.org to show the DCI (Distressed Communities Index) and major economic pursuit for each county.


Combined, these two graphics show that 22 of the 64 Colorado counties are agricultural and either Mid-tier, At Risk or Distressed. In both systems thinking and creative writing there are archetypes, or patterns. In the case of life in agriculture, small towns and many distressed urban neighborhoods the pattern is called “Success to the Successful”.


Kumu can be used to tell just about any story.

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