No More Ramen
In this keynote presentation, Nicholas Aretakis, answer to the question of what 20-somethings want is simple -- it's what we all want. In his book "No More Ramen: the 20-something's Real World Survival Guide," Aretakis breaks it down to four qualities that make up a balanced life: freedom, accomplishment, money, and enjoyment.
Aretakis wrote his award-winning book over the course of year with the input of some 200 young people interviewed on college campuses across the United States, including Arizona State University.
Nicholas addresses the tough issues…
This presentation and his book doesn't gloss over the tough stuff. Chapter titles include "I'm So Confused," "I Don't Know Jack About Money," "I'm Not Getting Ahead, Help!" and "I Have to Get a Grip on the Day to Day." It makes clear that, while it's true that life can be confusing and even terrifying to those starting, there is only one way to go, and that is forward. Aretakis may empathize with his readers, but he tells them it's time to step up and get going.
This is not just a pep talk -- Aretakis offers concrete advice for every step along that road to success and a balanced life. Resumes, job interviews, career strategizing, workplace ethics and etiquette, self-assessment all are covered well in a down-to-earth, engaging narrative style. The author answers questions about common dilemmas -- "How often will I get a raise? How much should I expect?" -- with concise and reasoned explanations.