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Inaugural ''Force of Ideas'' Competition -- $10,000 and $5,000 Prizes

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 10, 2008--If you've ever said "This is the next big thing" at a cocktail party or have an idea that can fundamentally change how business works, this is the competition for you. There are tons of great ideas out there, but often, ideas don't make it past the chasm of adoption. The search is on for the most important and ground-breaking ideas to share with executives of the world's largest companies.

The Corporate Strategy Board (CSB), a Corporate Executive Board (NASDAQ: EXBD) program, introduces its first ever "Force of Ideas" competition. As a best practice research program that serves strategists all over the world, CSB is the connector. This competition can put you, as the idea generator, in front of some of the most influential strategists in the world.

    Why should you share your idea?

    Sharing your idea provides you with three benefits:

    1. The opportunity for exposure to strategists leading the more
        than 450 large institutions, which constitute the Corporate
        Strategy Board's membership;

    2. The ability to network with other big thinkers with similar and
        compelling ideas;

    3. The chance to win US $10,000 if your idea is deemed "Most
        Important." A second place prize of US $5,000 will also be
        awarded. Both the first and second place winners will be
        invited to present to Corporate Strategy Board members during
        meetings in the summer and fall.

Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the Corporate Strategy Board's senior researchers and corporate members. All decisions are final. The awarding of any prize does not imply the existence of an actual or potential employment or contractual relationship between the Corporate Strategy Board, any Corporate Strategy Board member, and the entrant. Current and former employees of the Corporate Strategy Board and the Corporate Executive Board and their families are not eligible to win a prize.

All entrants will be given access to a database containing all other submissions, including entrants' names and email addresses. Entrants retain all rights and interest in their ideas and are solely responsible for protecting such rights and interests. By submitting an entry, entrants give Corporate Strategy Board permission to distribute the entry and contact information to Corporate Strategy Board members, research team, and other entrants.

Next Steps

Send your one-page summary along with your full name and email address to before June 23, 2008. Winners will be identified before June 30th. Answers to any frequently asked questions will be posted at

About the Corporate Strategy Board

CSB ( provides insightful and action-oriented best practices research, data, networking, executive education, benchmarking tools, and decision-support services to a global network of over 450 senior strategists at leading companies. Drawing on the power of the Corporate Executive Board's cross-functional network from around the executive suite, the Corporate Strategy Board focuses on topics that are most critical for senior-most strategists: Growth, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning Process, Strategy Execution, Managing through Economic Volatility, Market Sensing and Performance Measurement, Emerging Markets, and Sustainability.

About the Corporate Executive Board

The Corporate Executive Board (NASDAQ: EXBD) provides analysis and authoritative guidance to the world's most successful organizations. With a member network of over 80% of the Fortune 500, the Corporate Executive Board delivers indispensable resources for timely decision-making on all issues related to strategy, operations and general management. For more information, visit

    CONTACT: The Corporate Executive Board
             Joni Renick, 571-303-4074

    SOURCE: The Corporate Executive Board