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A good example of this is the use of plainspoken clarity and stick-to-it-iveness as a day-to-day business practice--in written, spoken, and digital words.
Killian Kleinschmidt, a Berlin-born 50-year-old who runs the camp for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is plainspoken.
Buffett's track record of compounding shareholders' money and plainspoken way of explaining business has made him a cult figure for investors.
If anything, they say, she is the most plainspoken and openly self-critical of the bunch, who include Ciaran Hinds (Munich, the recent USA series Political Animals) as Big Daddy and the Tony Award winner Debra Monk (Redwood Curtain) as Big Mama.
The book carries an excellent message of following one's passion, and it's plainspoken when relating the deaths of both Vincent and Theo van Gogh.
Christie, who considered a run for the presidency himself, had been one of Romney's most effective and vocal surrogates, using his blunt and plainspoken style to great effect for the Republican nominee, the report said.
Although Coplin weighs the narrative down with overlong stretches of ornate prose, she depicts the frontier landscape and the plainspoken characters who inhabit it with dazzling clarity.
Go Texan, with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known for throughout the world.
Simple, colorful illustrations of Wilson and his canine pals add a charming touch to this plainspoken teaching guide.
Intermittently from 1967 to 2003, she wrote weekly exhibition reviews, chronicling the ups and downs of Lebanon's art scene, dragging herself around to Beirut galleries, looking at work, listening to artists and dealers and their ilk, and conveying what she saw and heard, reasoned and felt, in prose that was plainspoken yet passionate.
The language of the poems can be plainspoken, gritty at times, and it takes various forms, defying traditional yoryu (female) poetry, which prizes a certain type of gentleness expressed in refined language.
Although not all agreed with his conservative political leanings, most found reassurance in his old-fashioned, plainspoken take on the events of the day.