||The Advisory Board is established on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The original business purpose is to conduct research on any question for any company in any industry. Though the firm serves 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, the staff gains only passing expertise in the most disparate range of topics: size of the European fountain pen market; child adoption in South Africa; jet engine sales.
||The Advisory Board begins special strategic research division for financial services industry. Membership includes every major retail bank in North America within four years.
||The Advisory Board begins special strategic research division for health care industry. Membership surpasses 1,500 preeminent hospitals and health systems in 10 years.
||The Advisory Board begins special strategic research division serving headquarters for the world's largest corporations. Membership includes almost half of Fortune 500 within first 18 months.
||The Advisory Board tops 800 staff and 3,000 enterprises worldwide. Firm publishes 50 major reports and 30,000 research briefs each year.
||Advisory Board spins off corporate and banking practices as a public company. Remaining enterprise, and staff of 400, dedicated exclusively to the hallowed terrain of American health care.
||The Advisory Board launches H*Works, an endeavor dedicated to installing truly exceptional management practices uncovered by Advisory Board research with an eye toward efficiency and speed.