Last spring I was hired at a charter school in Nashville, Tennessee. At a recruitment carnival I met two of my colleagues, both single women in the process of buying their first houses. Something happened in that conversation - I guess it was the nonchalant way they said they were proud of themselves for having done this independently of their boyfriends and describing the process as much easier than they thought it would be - and I became obsessed with the idea of buying a house for myself.
Nashville is also a show about money—nearly all the plot points are driven by it.
Fast Company's list of the 100 most creative people in business includes people like data genius Nate Silver, and Liz Muller the director of concept design at Starbucks, but we're more interested in numbers 13. Connie Britton and 80. Callie Khouri because Nashville is on hiatus until the second season begins next fall and we'll take what we can get for now.