A true Earthling, Yossi travels the planet for business, community work and personal explorations. He is a cross-pollinator of paradigm shifting ideas, his keynotes inspire and transform the world’s leading corporations and organizations. Yossi is a multi-faceted person with accomplishments in diverse spheres. An international businessmen, a best selling author, a daring adventurer.
Yossi is the founder and architect of a number of innovative creative projects such as the acclaimed Ecolodge, Chalalan.
Blinq, a social mobile application he has developed between Tel Aviv, Ramallah and Silicon Valley. Yossi is active as a spokesmen for Indigenous people and the defence of the Amazon jungle. He is an ambassador for Shalva.org for children with special needs and as a speaker he always volunteers for the community.
His book ‘Jungle’ sold millions of copies globally, aired as a docudrama on Discovery Channel and produced as a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe.
A mishap occurred when a venture by raft proved almost deadly as Ghinsberg was swept over a waterfall. He was separated from the group and spent days traveling upriver looking for his comrades. Eventually, the truth set in, he was stranded and in danger. The adventure quickly turned dire. The next three weeks, he roamed without supplies or equipment. Completely lost, he had to survive as best he could. Creatures and beasts tried to devour him at every turn. Ants slowly ate away the skin of his deteriorating body as hope seemed to fade away.
“I showered myself with the fire ants and, on the waves of pain, I managed to get up and keep on going.”
“The story,”Yossi Ghinsberg says simply, “has been a blessing in every way I can see”.
This true-life adventurer and his contributions to making a better world continues to this day.