Radio Interview on Entrepreneur and Survivor Yossi Ghinsberg
by School for Startups Radio
Yossi Ghinsberg is a bestselling author, business motivational speaker, and a riveting storyteller. He has worked with such organizations as BP, Citibank, Qantas, IBM, Hilton, BMW, Proctor & Gamble, and Bayer. He is co-founder and CEO at Blinq.me, which launched its innovative messaging enhancement app which has reached over 250k downloads and rave reviews in just a few months. ‘Jungle’ is his book about his adventures in the Amazon and sold millions of copies worldwide. It was turned into a Discovery Channel docudrama and currently is being adapted to the big screen. He co-founded Chalalan with the Indigenous people of the Madidi Valley in Bolivia. This eco-village has transformed the entire region from exploitation to sustainable industries, mainly tourism and hospitality. He also founded EthnoBios, a research company identifying plant material through Ethnobotany, protecting Indigenous intellectual properties while cooperating with international pharmaceuticals. In 2001, in the midst of the second Intifada, he was invited to produce and manage the biggest music festival in Israel, which involved a grassroots movement of reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.