What is the difference between the adjective money-minded and money-driven? For example:

Our boss works really hard. He is money-driven.

Our boss works really hard. He is money-minded.

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Which of these two choices (-minded or -driven) to choose depends on the manner of thinking of the doer, as in this case, about money.

Minded: having a mind especially of a specified kind or concerned with a specified thing —usually used in combination, such as narrow-minded or health-minded

Driven: propelled or motivated by something —used in combination, such as results-driven or a character-driven drama

Put simply for this example, use of -minded means the doer is inclined toward concerns of money and use of -driven means the doer is obsessed with money.

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