Yossi Ghinsberg is an inspirational speaker, adventurer, humanitarian, author and entrepreneur. At age 21 Yossi was lost alone in the Amazon jungle for 3 weeks, he now translates the survival lessons he learnt in the jungle into the business setting and teaches companies leadership lessons through his speeches.
His book ‘Jungle’ has sold millions of copies globally, aired as a docudrama on Discovery Channel and has been produced as a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe. When Yossi and his two friends Kevin and Marcus agree to accompany self-professed jungle guide, Karl, into the Amazon jungle they think they are setting off on the journey of a lifetime. Days into the journey the group begin to unravel and Yossi finds himself having to survive in the midst of the worst rainy season in decades alone in the jungle for 3 weeks with no weapons or supplies. What follows is a tale of physical and mental endurance in one of the most dangerous and unpredictable landscapes on the planet.
Yossi has met with world leaders, bringing his Amazon survival skills to institutes and organisations worldwide. He knows survival like no one else, and he knows why it is important for businesses to learn and embed these survival principles. Yossi advises leaders and teams worldwide on how to awaken their ‘Day to Day Hero,’ following a set of natural survival skills we have all forgotten that we possess. His unique insights are counter-intuitive, mind-bending and nothing short of transformational for individuals and organisations today.
Yossi knows that the old Darwinian approach is wrong, limiting and dated – and yet so prevalent. There is a new way of thinking about leadership and business with new science behind it. Fascinating and enlightening, Yossi is an epic storyteller who has shared the stage with luminaries such as Bill Clinton, Richard Branson and Wayne Dyer.
Yossi’s business adventures include a tech entrepreneur in the heart of Silicon Valley, VP of a groundbreaking medical corporation and the visionary behind Chalalan – the most celebrated eco-resort in the Bolivian Amazon. A world explorer and epic storyteller, he is also a graduate of philosophy and business administration from Tel Aviv University.