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Yossi Ghinsberg


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Bringing Amazon Survival Skills to Business

Yossi shares his own true harrowing story of survival against all odds.

Summary of Yossi Ghinsberg

In the midst of the uncharted Amazon, after losing his 3 companions, a young Israeli traveler is tested to the extreme through 21 harrowing days of sheer survival. A riveting storyteller, Yossi Ghinsberg relives his ordeal, sweeping audiences into the depths of the primordial jungle. He draws from his rich life experiences as a daring explorer and visionary entrepreneur, breathing new perspectives into individuals and organizations worldwide. Yossi's presentations ignite the human spirit to overcome challenges and celebrate life. He brings his audiences on a journey far away from their everyday reality and gives them a different perspective on what change really is and how to use it. His insights help everyone see change in a positive way – not as an obstacle to be overcome, but an opportunity to be grasped. Jungle, based on his book, is now a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe.

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A philosopher of life, Yossi Ghinsberg is a man of passion, fixed resolve and a connector of people. He believes that nothing promotes growth more than an unexpected experience and unconventional thinking. In these times of great challenge and change, his “Power to Survive” message is timely.

Ghinsberg was born and raised in Israel and served three years in the Israeli navy on the Red Sea. During this time, he befriended the Bedouins of the Sinai Desert whose wholesome philosophy and nomadic lifestyle greatly influenced his life’s path.

He studied Jewish Philosophy and Business Administration at Tel Aviv University, followed by a comprehensive study of the 'Kabala' in authentic environments. A truth seeker by an inner calling, Ghinsberg continues to study the religions and philosophies of the past and present - including the Ancients, the Classics, Eastern, Contemporary and the Shamanic path.

Ten years after almost losing his life in the Amazon, he returned to the river valley that was the site of his remarkable adventure and made it his home. During this period, he was instrumental in the creation and construction of Chalalan, a model eco-tourism village that inspires the Amazon basin and the world to this day. His work with indigenous Amazon tribes contributed to the creation of the Madidi National Park, the largest biosphere conservation belt in the Amazon.

The next phase of his life was dedicated to the treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration of opiate addicts throughout the world as Vice President of The Center for Investigation & Treatment of Addiction (CITA). Ghinsberg promoted a new approach to the treatment of opiate addiction, establishing 12 treatment and research centers around the world from Mexico to China. He also founded 'The Alma Libre Foundation' based in Australia, dedicated to assisting opiate addicts in their re-integration to society.

Since that time he has initiated several different business ventures and published two books and two albums of original music. He has been involved in grassroots efforts for reconciliation and healing in the Middle East.

Today he is the founder of a new interior and landscape design label “collecteco” which represents his never ending roaming of the planet, his commitment to ecology, his connection to nature and his respect for indigenous cultures.

Ghinsberg is married to Belinda and father to four children: Mia, Cayam, Nissim, and the recently born baby boy Shalem. They live in Israel, Australia and the USA.

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Bringing Amazon Survival Skills to Business

What can leaders learn from a man who survived against all the odds in the Amazon Jungle?

Yossi Ghinsberg is a master storyteller with an epic story to share. Lost alone in the midst of the Amazon rainforest for three weeks, he not only survived, he found new meaning for his life and work. The author of the international bestseller ‘Jungle’ , now a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, Yossi was recently rated as one of the top ten speakers in the business.

His survival skills for business are designed to shift a leader's perspective and inspire them to always assume responsibility, taking their game to the next level. His energy is contagious - his insights mind-bending and counter-intuitive.

Leaders will take away:

  • Survival is not a negative. Survival is a desired state for the workplace, driving everyone to their peak performance.
  • Survival should be part of the work culture since survival is an intense competition where everybody wins, and no one loses.
  • Survival equals peak performance - peak performance of all faculties - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual - all are at the top of their game and consolidated on one single purpose.
  • Survival is extremely efficient. The ‘secret sauce’ of survival is the realization that competition is a waste of energy and inefficient hence a poor survival strategy. A better, more efficient strategy is investing the energy in innovation, creating a Niche Monopoly™.
  • Niche Monopoly™ is nature's secret weapon in generating greater yields with less effort. In niche monopolies you have no competition; no energy is wasted. The free energy can be invested in rewarding the team, giving back to society and investing in further innovation to maintain the edge of the Niche Monopoly™.

The Power to Survive

“Adversity is part of life; being a victim is a matter of choice.” Yossi Ghinsberg’s amazing true story of survival is a timeless metaphor for how to face up to the challenges and uncertainties of every day life. After being separated from his friends, Yossi wandered lost and alone for three weeks in the heart of the Amazon. He managed somehow to survive, even with no food or weapons and during what was the worst rainy season in decades, until he was miraculously saved. Yossi’s message is always timely and always appropriate - for any group, anywhere. He speaks to what it means to be human, and shows us how we all possess the power to survive, even in the most extreme situations. His message is inspiring and hopeful leaving his audiences uplifted and empowered.

Sailing the Seas of Change

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives or the most intelligent, but the one most adaptable to change.” (Charles Darwin) A master storyteller, Yossi Ghinsberg’s keynote on change is not a lecture but a journey, taking audiences far away from their everyday reality and giving them a different perspective on what change really is and how to use it. Accepting change as a natural phenomenon is the basis of sanity; knowing how to flow with the change is the greatest of virtues. This is the most basic and relevant wisdom that can help us better manage our work and our lives. Ghinsberg explains how surrendering to the power of change doesn’t mean one is helpless or powerless. Individuals and organizations will always be faced with change. His insights help everyone see change in a positive way – not as an obstacle to be overcome, but an opportunity to be grasped.

The Wevolution Revolution

Passionate and positively charged with contagious optimism and original ideas, this latest keynote from Yossi Ghinsberg recounts a story of the tremendous power to create a new reality and change the world. The WEvolution Revolution is the story of Yossi's amazing adventure of building 'Chalalan', an eco-tourism resort in the heart of the Bolivian Amazon.
It inspires organizations and attendees to keep looking forward, adapt to timely ideas, adopt new values and take risks. Attendees leave this talk with the power to create a new reality and change the world.

Key messages related during this talk:

  • Recognize and capitalize on the notion that there is abundance in scarcity
  • Why your organization needs to embrace change to create stability
  • How your organization can create its own eco-system, both internally and externally

Get ahead of the curve with this keynote on the trends and values of the emerging new, post-GFC world.

The Laws of the Jungle

Jaguars Don’t Need Self-help Books: A master practitioner of corporate spirituality, Yossi Ghinsberg introduces this pioneering work of incorporating principles and guidelines from nature…the natural world…the planet as a whole and the cosmos and draws their relation to the management of our personal and professional lives. Audiences are intrigued by the unique cutting-edge human thinking that provokes and challenges the conventional, suggesting an alternative outlook on life and a new path of action toward wellbeing and success. Empowering and encouraging, Ghinsberg’s ‘Laws of the Jungle’ teaches: we are the co-creators of this life; assuming responsibility yields power; what we resist persists; and casting our vision upon the future forms a new path.

Bringing Survival Skills to Business

Yossi shares his own true harrowing story of survival against all odds.

A Bigger Than Life Story

Yossi Ghinsberg talks about the power of the naive dreamer to make the incredible things that seem impossible possible.

Jungle by Yossi Ghinsberg


Laws of the Jungle by Yossi Ghinsberg

Laws of the Jungle

Lost in the Jungle by Yossi Ghinsberg

Lost in the Jungle

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