NSN Audio Story: Brother’s business

Inspired by NPR’s StoryCorps and to capture the spirit of Thanksgiving, the North Star News staff created several audio stories framed around this question: “What was a moment or event in your life that at the time seemed small, but ended up having a large impact or effect on you later in your life?” The staff sought people of different generations and crafted these pieces.

Calculation, presentation, contemplation, and, at times, complication. The working world of business is sink-or-swim, and requires you to be on the top of your game to ensure survival. As a young consultant, my brother (Chris Mwakasisi) learned the hard way that expectations don’t always line up with realities.