I have a friend who is shrewd in his business decisions: he often takes a painful step if it is overall cheaper than something that might feel morally satisfying but comes at higher cost. I want to compliment him on this attribute.
Joe, you are the king of..
- not throwing good money after bad.
- intelligent tradeoffs.
- shrewd decisions.
- cutting your losses.
I can't find any words that are artful and pleasing; any suggestions?