Too often the facts and figures are embedded in an argument. The facts are used for some purpose rather than presented as facts. Facts and figures can never be treated objectively when put forward as part of an argument.
So, we badly need a switch that says: “Just the facts please – without the argument”
-Six thinking hats, Edward De Bono, Page 27-
People with argument habits, prefers to give a conclusion first and then to bring in the facts to support that conclusion. That’s why Edward De Bono advocating to make map first and then choose the route. That means that we have to have the facts and figures first.