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  • Self-confident and hard-driving, Gorbachev was a risk taker and innovator, open to new ideas and willing to experiment, even to challenge long-standing ideological verities.

    Between War and Peace

  • It is inspiring to read that so many educators, impressed by the hard-driving KIPP charter schools, are pushing for a longer school day and school year "Efforts to extend school day, year reignite debate" Jan. 20.

    How about a 21-hour school day?

  • It might be Valentine's week, but songstress Hilary Kole swings with such exuberant rhythmic momentum underscored by the hard-driving pianist Tedd Firth that you'll feel more like it's New Year's Eve or the Fourth of July.

    Showing Love With a Heart-Shaped Box of Jazz

  • Obey (D-Wis.), the hard-driving chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has scarcely faced serious Republican opposition during a House career that has spanned more than 40 years.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: April 1, 2010

  • "She is thoughtful, she is hard-driving," said Paul Horn , the former head of IBM Research, who retired from the company in 2007.

    IBM Names Rometty as Next CEO

  • On his way to the Bafta awards, the British version of the Oscars airing Sunday night Seidler took time away from the hard-driving, no-holds-barred, marketing-party-award circuit to answer a few questions by email including a response to recent objections to the film which have gone viral, and which he is most eager to address.

    Patricia Zohn: Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: David Seidler Protects and Defends The King's Speech

  • The problem with the will is that it's one hard-driving taskmaster -- but it tends to cement itself to a static idea of success and, thus, to constant reminders of the potential for failure.

    Pilar Gerasimo: Exchanging Willpower For Willingness

  • The heavy metal band Gods of Fire struggled trying to write a hard-driving song about potato pancakes for their 2009 album "Hanukkah Gone Metal."

    Hanukkah Boosters Light a Fire Under Holiday

  • Tracks like african woman, victory, and mizin are all aggressive uptempo songs that use interlocking guitars parts, punchy horn lines, hard-driving drums and percussion to push the song forward.

    Modiba: Love and Death, the New Album from Ghanaian Legend Ebo Taylor

  • Another piece on CNN a while back featured hard-driving moms who had either quit their jobs or taken a leave to navigate their kids thru the college admission process.

    Barbara & Shannon Kelley: Are We Burning Out Or Getting Real?

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