1. Good, Cheap, Fast – choose two.
2. Rather than thinking “ How can I get everything I want for $xxx.xx?”
Think “ How much of what I want can I get for $xxx.xx?” the first question is usually and unsolvable equation. The second equation can result in some pleasant surprises.
The first is a notion that I have been applying to different situations for many years and have yet to be disappointed. The second is an attitude that I have run into recently on several projects and this is the first time I've put words to it.