Adventurer, Amazon Survivor, Eco-Entrepreneur and Inspiration for Major Motion Picture “Jungle” (2017) Starring Daniel Radcliffe
Yossi Ghinsberg’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 a graduate of philosophy and business administration from Tel Aviv University.
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, entitled Jungle.
Yossi has met with world leaders, bringing his Amazon survival skills to institutes and organizations 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 organizations 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.
Real Survival vs Imaginary Survival
Never has humanity been exposed to so much information. Generations today are privy to wars and crises raging both near and far. As a result, humanity as a whole may be suffering from chronic sympathetic stimuli, states Yossi. Having learned about real survival during his time conducting research in the Amazon jungle, Yossi warns that imaginary survival is far more dangerous than real survival. Why? Because imaginary survival triggers a physical response that converts life-saving hormones into life-threatening poison. Allowing our restless minds to go into ‘survival mode’ unnecessarily causes chronic stress that brings disease and disintegration. Yossi can teach audiences how to be discerning, in real-time, and how to switch off survival mode to more efficiently deal with life’s challenges. Audiences will learn how to discern between real, palpable danger and imaginary survival so you can fix this ‘bug in our system’ long before it causes disease or distress.
Jungle Survival Skills for Business: The Power To Survive
After a tragic separation from his friends, one man is lost alone for weeks in the heart of the Amazon with no food or weapons, in the midst of the worst rainy season in decades. Through this inspiring experience Yossi Ghinsberg takes his audiences on an emotional experience of inner strength and self-discovery. This keynote presentation is based on Yossi’s international bestseller ‘Jungle’, now also aired as a docu-drama mentary produced by the Discovery Channel and now soon ready for release as a major motion picture to be feature film directed by Greg McLean and starring Daniel Radcliffe — ‘Harry Potter!’ You can hear a pin-drop in the room when Yossi takes the stage. But there is much more than sheer entrancement in his storytelling. Yossi translates his own lessons of survival into principal and effective strategies for business excellence.
Jungle Survival Skills for Change: Innovation: In Flux, In Flow
In many industries, the rapid rate of change employees are facing can leave people feeling as though they are lost in the wilderness. Something Yossi Ghinsberg has experienced first hand. After a tragic separation from his friends, Yossi was lost alone for weeks in the heart of the Amazon with no food or defenses, in the midst of one of the worst rainy season for decades. Yossi translates his own lessons of survival – where every single moment left him at the mercy of the jungle, and his ability to adapt fast to the changing circumstances literally meant the difference between life and death – into effective strategies for those experiencing change in the work environment. This keynote presentation is based on the international bestseller ‘Jungle’, now also a documentary produced by the Discovery Channel and soon to be feature film directed by Greg McLean and starring Daniel Radcliffe — ‘Harry Potter!’
Jungle Survival Skills for Teams: Collaboration, Innovation, Survival
After a tragic separation from his friends, one man is lost alone for weeks in the heart of the Amazon with no food or supplies, in the midst of the worst rainy season in decades. This inspiring keynote experience is based on Yossi’s international bestseller ‘Jungle’, now also a documentary produced by the Discovery Channel and soon to be feature film directed by Greg McLean and starring Daniel Radcliffe — ‘Harry Potter!’ A key insight from Yossi’s harrowing story is that the law of the Jungle itself relies on collaboration. Working intelligently with his changing conditions, Yossi was able to perceive innovative ideas vital to his survival. Yossi challenges organisations to think about how they can apply collaborative thinking; expanding out from the limiting mindset of pure competition, designing environments where teamwork can thrive, skills are utilized and ideas are shared.
You gave everything and more than I could have hoped for in your speech, your demeanor and in graciousness. Many people have commented to me how moved they were by your amazing story, by your honesty, humility and the courage you showed us by sharing the impact your journey had on you as a human being. I am honored to have met you and to have had the privilege of creating, through you, a profound experience for the audience. I am also glad that you felt welcomed by Steve, me and the entire group. Thank you for being so generous with your time and joining us for the evening events. That made the whole experience even more wonderful for us.
- Anne Manson, VP, Strategic Business Development | CI Investments
Yossi Ghinsberg spoke at the Leadership Conference of the Aditya Birla Group on 11th December 2010. Narrating his experiences of fighting nature’s wrath all by himself while lost in the depths of the Amazon left each one of us awestruck. Strength, a positive bent of mind and the hunger to survive is what Yossi exudes, all equally important qualities for survival in the Corporate world. His simplicity in recounting his Amazon tales sans a fraction of fear, speaking straight from his heart left everyone humbled for this great gift bestowed on us called ‘life’. The Aditya Birla Group is grateful to Yossi Ghinsberg for having eloquently shared his survival experiences from the Amazon and thereby making a positive difference to each individual present that day, in encouraging them to treasure their special life. He was truly moving and yet inspirational.
- Dr. Santrupt B Misra, CEO | Carbon Black Business
We had the great privilege of engaging Yossi Ginsberg as the keynote speaker for a week-long strategic off-site meeting with the entire leadership team. The meeting represented a critical milestone for the company and we needed to find the right person to inspire our attendees. We probably evaluated about 400 speakers before settling on Yossi. From the moment we made contact, we were impressed by his energy, creativity, and commitment to our objectives. He worked closely with the team developing the content for the meeting and tailored his message to fit perfectly with our corporate objectives. He is a phenomenal storyteller. His experience and his ability to enthrall an audience is unparalleled. During his talk, you could hear a pin drop – the audience was hanging on his every word. He talks from the heart and does not present a pre-packaged or canned message. He told his own story, but included so many life and professional lessons that our team was talking about the speech for days during and after the event. His preparation ensured that the speech not only enraptured the audience but hit many of the major themes of our strategic off-site. If you are looking for someone who can help you move your organization to a new perspective, I could not recommend him more highly.
- Scott Lochridge, Founding Partner | Deckers Outdoor Corporation