Bringing Amazon Survival Skills to Business
A key insight from Yossi’s harrowing story is that the survival of the Jungle relies on collaboration. Working intelligently with his changing conditions, Yossi was able to perceive innovative ideas vital to his survival. Yossi challenges organizations 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. His survival skills for business are designed to shift attendees’ perspective on what survival actually means, inspire them to always assume responsibility.
The Power To Survive
In many industries, the rapid rate of change teams 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.
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.
The Laws of the Jungle
This keynote presentation is based on Yossi’s second book ‘The Laws of the Jungle'. Drawing from is years in the Amazon with the Uchupiamona tribe, his shamanic initiation as well as his contribution to the creation of Madidi National Park and the visionary ‘Chalalan’ Ecolodge.