Adventurer I Author I Entrepreneur I Humanitarian I Motivational Speaker
Who Am I
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. He has also developed a social mobile application Blinq,
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.
Yossi’s as an critically acclaimed author, wrote the famous
book named ‘Jungle,’ which is published in over 20 languages and distributed
worldwide with millions of copies sold. Published by Random House, Pan
Macmillan, National Geographic, Penguin, Summersdale and Skyhorse amongst
others and critically reviewed and acclaimed by the LA Times, The Washington
Post, CNN and may others. The book’s adaptation was one of the core episodes
for a Discovery Channel acclaimed series “I shouldn’t Be Alive”. His book
has also been adapted into a motion picture with the same name starring
Daniel Radclifee as Yossi which was premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and
immensely liked by the audience.
Yossi has passion for meeting cultures living off the grid,
drove him to the Beduins deserts of Sinai where he lived for three years. He
visited the Sahara seven times and counting. He was the first visitor to arrive
in the remote Carteret Group Island of the shores of Papua New Guinea and was
adopted by the community, these islands, tragically have succumbed now to
rising sea level and disappeared and the entire population have moved to the
big island Buka.
In 2016 Yossi initiated a new tradition, once a year Yossi
takes on a group of travelers on a real life changing adventure. The first
expedition in Bolivia started at the high Andes descending to the Amazon on a
rarely traveled dirt road. Followed by days in Canoes and rafts through the
Amazon up the Madidi valley where Chalalan the resort Yossi has built with the
Uchupiamonas in 1995.
As a sought-after speaker, Yossi’s clients include some of
the world’s leading companies and organizations, such as Citibank and
Singularity University. He shared the stage with world leaders such as Bill
Clinton, Richard Branson, Nassim Taleb, Wayne Dyer and many other luminaries.
Yossi delivered hundreds of Keynotes around the world to leading companies
cross industry, and he’s managed professionally in four continents. And,
trusted and endorsed by the world’s leading corporations.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.