Contributor

James M. Clash

Adventurer

James M. (Jim) Clash is a seasoned adventure and business journalist.<br /> Jim started at <em>Forbes</em> in 1993 as a reporter, and in 1996 was promoted<br /> to staff writer. In 1998 he wrote a pivotal story on hedge funds,<br /> warning investors of risks and expenses. When Long Term Capital<br /> Management collapsed six months later, <em>Forbes</em> ran a national<br /> advertising campaign "Business Reporting as Tough as Business Itself"<br /> about his story, and he was promoted to associate editor. His book<br /> "Forbes To the Limits" (Wiley, 2003) has received critical acclaim.<br /> <br /> In June 2012, Clash's first eBook, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Right-Stuff-ebook/dp/B008BILNZO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1339700257&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=the+right+stuff+james+clash" target="_hplink"><em>The Right Stuff: Interviews with<br /> Icons of the 1960s</em></a> was released.<br /> <br /> Jim, a fellow and director at The Explorers Club, has purchased a<br /> ticket to fly into suborbital space with Virgin Galactic Airways. His<br /> adventures include skiing to the South Pole; a MiG ride at Mach 2.6 to<br /> the edge of space; driving the Bugatti Veyron at its top speed of 253<br /> 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<br /> Hillary.<br /> <br /> Jim has an MBA from Columbia, and a BA from the University of<br /> Maryland. In addition to Forbes, he contributes to <em>AskMen, Automobile,<br /> AutoWeek, Black Ink, Bloomberg-Businessweek, Departures, The Explorers Journal</em>, The Huffington Post, <em>Relix</em> and <em>Values</em> (Japan). He can be contacted at jamesmclash@gmail.com.