Hi everyone --
This website + 5 Apps are only available to FC insiders.
FC Insiders is an elite membership level within Firmsconsulting.com offered to eligible Premium members at no additional charge. The full terms are described below. It offers by far the best value for members.
It is a loyalty level. Like any loyalty level, a member needs to do certain things to be rewarded with access. In our case that is to be a Premium member in good standing for 6 consecutive months.
Step 1: Visit https://www.firmsconsulting.com/subscription-options/
Step 2: Subscribe to the Premium membership
Step 3: Over 6 months use the EXTENSIVE videos on Firmsconsulting.com
Step 4: After 6 consecutive months Premium members in good standing gain access to StrategyTraining.com + Apps
This is the ONLY way to become an FC Insider.
Our Apps and website operate very similar to Netflix with very similar functionality. Yet the content in FC Insider is modeled on Amazon Prime in that content and features will be added continuously. The difference from Amazon Prime is that FC Insider access is offered at no additional charge to eligible Premium members. FC Insiders gain access to many exclusive benefits:
...29 planned advanced training programs
...Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, Android and Roku Apps + Chromecast
...Downloadable videos into Apps for offline viewing
...Executive recruiting support for strategy roles at elite companies
Please browse the site to see which programs have been released.
TCO, TCO Intro & EP are introductory membership levels we offer. While extremely detailed, to make the most of Firmsconsulting training, members should plan for FC Insider status. FC Insider status is granted automatically and at no charge to Premium members in good standing after they were Premium members for 6 consecutive months. Once granted, members retain their FC Insider status for as long as they remain Premium members in good standing.
WHY DO WE HAVE A LOYALTY PROGRAM?
We have four membership levels: TCO, EP and Premium.
1 TCO = access to all case interview preparation videos and content.
2 TCO Intro = access to Felix's TCO I case interview preparation videos and content.
3 EP = access to strategy and consulting skills videos and content.
4 Premium = access to both TCO, TCO Intro and EP at a bundled discount price, and the only membership which is a path to FC Insider.
Before we launched FC Insider, Premium members would subscribe and receive immediate access to TCO, TCO Intro and EP programs on the site because they were paying for Premium level access. After we launched FC Insider that did not change. Premium members still receive immediate access to everything which they previously had access to.
This is important to understand.
Yet many Premium members remain subscribers for years. We believe it is only fair to treat loyal Premium members better. There should be a reward for loyalty. They clearly value our content and find it useful. That is why we created FC Insider. The content in FC Insider is a loyalty reward for our long-time Premium members. That is why it cannot be accessed immediately.
Even though they pay no additional fees, Premium members in good standing for >6 consecutive months are rewarded with new, better content and services on our site.
...unique and superior content not available anywhere else on the site.
...our most detailed programs developed by ex-partners of McKinsey, BCG et al.
...an executive recruitment service.
...a better website and apps to view the content.
...the ability to download content into the Apps for offline viewing.
There is additional value to waiting 6 months for FC Insider status.
It is not possible to watch all the Premium content in less than 18 - 24 months and you usually need to watch that content to understand the more detailed programs in FC Insider. So, although not intended in this way, the 6 months delay does help. In the past, we found members jumped too quickly to the advanced content and struggled since they lacked the base skills. The programs in FC Insider like "Implementation. Building an Innovation Division" and "Partnership. Memoir" assume you understand many of the concepts from earlier programs on Firmsconsulting.com, programs which are a part of Premium membership.
It is the most logical decision to invest in and reward one's most loyal members. That is the decision we made and we will aggressively build out FC Insider in the next few years. FC Insider is just a few months old and it is already the largest program on the site.
We understand that many members may want immediate access to FC Insider content, the Apps, website and recruiting program. However, making them available earlier means this is no longer a loyalty program.
HOW DOES ONE BECOME/REMAIN A FC INSIDER?
As a complimentary program, there are no additional fees for eligible Premium members.
To be granted Firmsconsulting Insider status a Premium member must have been a Premium member in good standing for the prior 6 consecutive months. You can become a Premium Member here: https://www.firmsconsulting.com/subscription-options/. Subscribing through any other location outside this link does not place a member on the path to FC Insider status.
During the 6 months before attaining FC Insider status you will have access to ALL training programs on the Firmsconsulting.com website:
TCO I, II & III (Including the program with Kevin P. Coyne, ex-McKinsey Worldwide Strategy Practice Co-Leader & Director)
First 90 Days in Consulting
Business Case Training (Strategy Analyses Library)
Step-by-step Corporate Strategy / M&A study
After six months you will receive access to the new content on StrategyTraining.com and the Apps with the new functionality.
If a Premium member was subscribed for 3 consecutive months, canceled and thereafter subscribed for 5 consecutive months, the member will not receive Firmsconsulting Insider status since they were not subscribed for 6 consecutive months.
If a Premium member was subscribed for 10 consecutive months, for example, they will gain Firmsconsulting Insider status after the 6th month, but if they canceled on the 10th month they will lose the Insider status in that 10th month. If the member thereafter subscribes for another 4 consecutive months they will not regain Firmsconsulting Insider status until they remain subscribed for 6 consecutive months.
If their subscription breaks, ends, cancels or lapses for any reason, the member will lose Firmsconsulting Insider status until renewal of the membership and 6 months waiting period as an active Premium member.
Accounts on hold due to billing problems have 14 days to rectify the problem. After 14 days the subscription is treated as “broken.” If that happens, to regain the Firmsconsulting Insider status, a member will need to activate their Premium subscription and remain an active Premium subscriber for 6 consecutive months after rejoining.
TCO, TCO Intro and Executive Program (EP) members wishing to upgrade to Premium to earn Firmsconsulting Insider status could do so immediately or wait until their TCO/TCO Intro/EP subscription is up for renewal. In either case, please cancel your TCO/TCO Intro/EP subscription in your account and thereafter subscribe to Premium. If you choose to subscribe to Premium before your TCO/TCO Intro/EP subscription ends, the site will not credit you for the unused time nor does it automatically cancel your TCO/TCO Intro/EP subscription.
Once granted Firmsconsulting Insider status, a member will remain within the elite Insider group as long as they remain a Premium member, and does not breach Firmsconsulting’s terms and conditions, values and expectations of professionalism.
As a complimentary program offered at no additional fees, FC reserves the unconditional right to make any changes, without notice, including, but not limited to, adding and removing programs, changing access conditions and discontinuing the loyalty program.
As a complimentary program Firmsconsulting reserves the exclusive, unconditional and non-negotiable worldwide right to deny an eligible member access to FC Insider for any reason.