• The Whittling Wedge is brilliant for telling a strategic story and narrowing down options. This allows the presenter to explain their workings, show that a lot was considered, but still end with a clear, preferably single, recommendation.
• Starting on the left, many options can be introduced, analyzed, and then systematically rejected, using as much rationale and detail as is appropriate to the subject.
• By the middle of the wedge, we should be down to a maximum of three or four possibilities.
• These can be analyzed in even more detail, or even recommended for detailed research.
• Finally the presenter arrives on the right with a beautifully argued recommendation that has covered all considerations.
Exercise: Choose ...