James M. Clash


James M. (Jim) Clash is a seasoned adventure and business journalist.
Jim started at Forbes in 1993 as a reporter, and in 1996 was promoted
to staff writer. In 1998 he wrote a pivotal story on hedge funds,
warning investors of risks and expenses. When Long Term Capital
Management collapsed six months later, Forbes ran a national
advertising campaign "Business Reporting as Tough as Business Itself"
about his story, and he was promoted to associate editor. His book
"Forbes To the Limits" (Wiley, 2003) has received critical acclaim.

In June 2012, Clash's first eBook, The Right Stuff: Interviews with
Icons of the 1960s
was released.

Jim, a fellow and director at The Explorers Club, has purchased a
ticket to fly into suborbital space with Virgin Galactic Airways. His
adventures include skiing to the South Pole; a MiG ride at Mach 2.6 to
the edge of space; driving the Bugatti Veyron at its top speed of 253
mph; climbing the Matterhorn, 23,000-foot Aconcagua and virgin peaks in Greenland and Antarctica; and two visits to the North Pole. He has interviewed adventurers including Neil Armstrong, Chuck Yeager, Sir Roger Bannister, Buzz Aldrin, John Glenn and the late Sir Edmund

Jim has an MBA from Columbia, and a BA from the University of
Maryland. In addition to Forbes, he contributes to AskMen, Automobile,
AutoWeek, Black Ink, Bloomberg-Businessweek, Departures, The Explorers Journal
, The Huffington Post, Relix and Values (Japan). He can be contacted at