Bringing Amazon Survival Skills to Business

Yossi’s ‘Amazon Survival Skills for Business’ is a mesmerizing storytelling session that will keep audiences riveted to the edge of their seats. However, this total absorption facilitates also a deep learning experience. Yossi’s counter-intuitive insights will expand horizons, open new dimensions and facilitates new possibilities.

What can be learned 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 your attendees’ 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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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™.


Look Inside 'Jungle'
Busting the Myth of Survival
Staying Naive
Survival Skills for Business
Short Promo
True Power
Look Inside 'Jungle'
Busting the Myth of Survival
Staying Naive
Survival Skills for Business
Promo Video - Short
True Power


About Yossi

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.

Yossi Ghinsberg is the Good Will Ambassador for Shalva

Yossi is honoured to be the global ambassador for this wonderful organization dedicated to the care and inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Yossi Ghinsberg is Co-Founder and Director of Chalalan Ecolodge

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.


  • Best Selling Author –Jungle and Laws of the Jungle
  • Discovery Documentary entitled “I Shouldn’t Be Alive
  • Founder of the new interior and landscape design label “collecteco
  • Founder and Director of EthnoBios S.A., a Bolivian bio-diversity prospecting company
  • Founder of Chalalan a model eco-tourism village
  • CEO of an Israeli / Arab Reconciliation Festival


Yossi Ghinsberg Creates A Profound Experience For The Audience.


Many people have commented to me how moved they were by Yossi's amazing story, by his honesty, humility and the courage he showed us by sharing the impact his journey had on him as a human being. I am honored to have met Yossi and to have had the privilege of creating, through him, a profound experience for the audience.

Anne Manson, CI Investments

The entire crowd was amazed with Yossi

"The entire YPO crowd was amazed with Yossi during the cocktail hour. Everyone went into the conversations looking to discuss "The Jungle", but were taken through a web of interesting events/stories that he went through during his life after the jungle. I then had the luxury of sitting next to Yossi at dinner and watched as he connected with people around the table. As for speech, he had a line of 35 members and spouses waiting for him to sign his book and ask follow up questions. That is really saying something for this group. They are not easily impressed."

YPO Orange County

The Highest-Rated Speaker!


Yossi was the highest-rated speaker at the Auckland Symposium, with an incredible 6.6 rating on CoreNet’s standard seven-point scale.

Peter Chenoweth, CoreNet Global


Meeting Planner

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Yossi Ghinsberg Introduction

In the midst of the uncharted Amazon, after losing his three companions, alone and bare to the bone, one man was tested to the extreme for three harrowing weeks of sheer survival against all odds.

He lived to tell the amazing story as well as how the ordeal profoundly affected his understanding of himself and his life purpose. Ten years later, Yossi Ghinsberg returned to the Amazon and made it his home. Working with indigenous forest dwellers for three years they built Cha-la-lan, a model eco-tourism village that inspired the entire Amazon basin and the world.

The following decade of his life he dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of opiate addicts around the world. Yossi now travels the planet sharing his universal messages of strength, hope and inspiration. Author of the international best-seller „Heart of the Amazon‟ now published as ‘Jungle’, Yossi’s message is bound to touch your heart.

***Let’s watch a short video clip from “Escape from the Amazon,” the film released by Discovery Channel.

Ladies & gentlemen please welcome…Yossi Ghinsberg!

Yossi Ghinsberg Technical Requirements

  • Laptop and LCD projector and large screen
  • Yossi brings a DVD or memory stick with him with the intro segment
  • A cordless lavaliere (lapel) microphone
  • A small bottle of still water – no ice please
  • Podium must be stage left or right at the rear of the stage
  • Yossi is a very animated speaker and usually stands at the forefront of the stage facing the audience directly while pacing up and down the stage
  • It is important for Yossi to maintain eye contact with his audience
  • Please ensure the stage is close to the audience
  • Please ensure the audience and Yossi are appropriately lit and if possible no direct spotlight shining on his face

Video Taping

Yossi is happy to be videotaped – prior written approval must be obtained regarding the copyright of the video tape – Yossi requires a copy of the videotaping on MiniDV or DV-Cam.

Please contact his management team by emailing events@cmispeakers.com to request the copyright agreement.


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    Inexperience can be the key to success, says professional explorer Yossi Ghinsberg
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    Yossi Ghinsberg Talks About His ‘Jungle’ Experience
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    Lost in the jungle: the backpacking trip that went horribly wrong
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    Art, as told by Yossi Ghinsberg

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